The pie charts illustrate the ratio of different vehicle types registered in Norway in 2008, 2018, and the predicted figures for 2028.
Overall, from 2008 to 2018, the percentage of hybrid and fully electric vehicles on Norwegian roads increased significantly, though this positive trend was offset by the predominance of petrol and diesel vehicles. However, by 2028 this situation is projected to reverse substantially, with green-tech vehicles surpassing fossil-fuelled ones to become Norway’s dominant means of conveyance.
For the period 2008-2018, the main shift was the decrease in the share of petrol vehicles. In 2008, the majority of vehicles ran on petrol (69%). Diesel vehicles were the second most common vehicle class (at 30%), while just 1% were hybrid vehicles. At this time, there were no fully electric vehicles. By 2018 however, the share of petrol vehicles had fallen by 30% (to 39%). Over the same period, the distribution of diesel vehicles grew from 30% to 46%. The most significant increase can be seen in the proportion of hybrid vehicles, which rose from 1% to 11%, representing growth of 1000%. Further, by 2018, fully electric vehicles had emerged in the market, which contributed 4% of the total.
Between 2018 and 2028, similar trends persist. The distribution of petrol vehicles is predicted to continue falling, making up around 1 in 10 vehicles registered in 2028 (compared to roughly 1 in 3 vehicles in 2018). This means that petrol vehicles will have changed from being the predominant vehicle type in 2008 to the least registered by 2028. The proportion of diesel vehicles is also predicted to decrease, albeit to a lesser extent: by 2028, just 28% of vehicles will run on diesel (compared to 46% in 2018). By contrast, both the distribution of both hybrid and fully electric vehicles are expected to rise. Hybrid vehicles are predicted to grow to 32% of the total, an increase of almost 200%. However, the largest increase will be seen in the proportion of fully electric vehicles, which is expected to increase by 28% to become the main vehicle type of 2028.