Volkswagen to cease promoting gasoline vehicles in Norway in 2024: importer

Volkswagen plans to promote its final gasoline automotive in Norway by the tip of this yr, as shared by a significant Norwegian import firm final week.

Møller Mobility Group says Volkswagen will promote solely electrical autos (EVs) in Norway beginning in 2024, as introduced in a press launch shared on Friday. The importer additionally notes that the announcement comes 75 years after Volkswagen was first established in Norway on October 21, and that over one million of the automaker’s vehicles have been bought within the nation since.

“It could appear unusual to mark the milestone by eradicating mannequin icons from our portfolio, however this has been an formidable and necessary funding over time,” mentioned Ulf Tore Hekneby, managing director at Møller. “The aim has been to drive ahead adjustments that we imagine are of essential significance.”

The discharge states that Møller has imported round 1.1 million Volkswagen autos into Norway, whereas round 102,000 of the model’s EVs have made it into the nation. It additionally factors out that October 21, 2013 was the primary date an EV was registered in Norway, including one other anniversary to have fun.

The ultimate Volkswagen Golf is ready to be bought in Norway in December, and the importer is encouraging prospects to look into the automaker’s ID lineup, together with the upcoming ID.7, anticipated to supply an electrical alternative for the Passat.

Norway leads the world in total EV adoption, and final yr the nation’s EVs surpassed 80 % of latest automotive gross sales. The nation has additionally banned the sale of latest gasoline vehicles beginning in 2025, representing the world’s most formidable EV adoption goal.

Tesla leads the strong EV market in Norway on a reasonably constant foundation, and based on tracker gross sales tracker, the automaker’s Mannequin Y stays the dominant best-selling EV with 20,109 models bought via Q3. Volkswagen’s ID.4 is the second-best vendor on the listing, with 5,823 models bought via the quarter, whereas the ID.3 lands in sixth with 2,778 models.

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Volkswagen to cease promoting gasoline vehicles in Norway in 2024: importer