Consider a luxury electric car that outsells all fossil-fuel-powered ICE vehicles. In a country with the highest number of electric vehicles, Porsche has achieved the unimaginable. Last month, its electric sports vehicle Taycan outsold all ICE cars sold in Norway.
In January, Porsche sold 181 Taycan EVs in this Scandinavian country, out of a total of 185 units available. This is the biggest contribution Taycan has made to the carmaker's entire sales since its debut in any country throughout the world, at 98 percent. In compared to the Porsche Taycan's sales performance, Norwegians only bought 175 petrol or diesel vehicles last month.
Porsche released the Taycan EV in India in November of last year, with a starting price of Rs. 1.50 crore. It has a massive 761 PS and accelerates from a standstill to 100 kmph in in 2.8 seconds. With Performance Battery Plus, the entry-level Taycan with rear-wheel drive promises to be able to go up to 484 kilometres per charge.
Despite this great track record, the Porsche Taycan was not the most popular electric vehicle in Norway. With 643 registrations in the first month of the year, the Audi Q4 e-tron has risen to the top of the electric car class in Norway. The Q4 e-tron made a significant contribution to Audi's overall market sales of 952 vehicles.
It is not unusual in Norway for electric vehicles to outperform ICE cars. It is regarded to be the leading nation with the highest density of electric cars of any country on the planet. Last month, 7,957 automobiles were sold in Norway. Electric vehicles currently account for over 83 percent of all vehicle sales. Even rechargeable hybrid vehicles have a market share of about 7%.