Volkswagen is one of the most popular automobile brands in Norway. However, Norwegians who want to continue patronizing the German automaker will have to switch to an electric vehicle (EV) as it will cease selling internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in the country by the end of 2023.
Volkswagen has opened a new chapter in its Norwegian history after 75 years by going fully electric in the Nordic country. Beginning on January 1st, 2024, Volkswagen will no longer offer ICE-powered vehicles in Norway as InsideEVs reports.
The change shouldn’t be too drastic for Norwegians however, as the country already has a reputation as an EV haven with 93 percent of all new cars registered in September 2023 being plug-ins. Last year, electric vehicles took an impressive 87.8 percent of the auto market in the country, a clear indication of how car buyers are voting with their wallets.
Volkswagen has recorded success with its EV sales in Norway. Its ID.4 was the second-best-selling car, accumulating 5,832 registrations for the first ten months of 2023. It was only bested by the Tesla Model Y, with almost 20,000 units. Volkswagen took the third spot as well, with the Skoda Enyaq, with 4,362 units registered. The fourth selling car was the ICE Volvo XC40, with 3,816 units.
Hyundai, however, has already gone all-EV in Norway in 2023.