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Increasing stock of diesel passenger cars
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2016-03-30T10:00:00.000Z
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The statistics give key information on the vehicle stock and passenger cars and light vans scrapped against refund.

Registered vehicles2015

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Increasing stock of diesel passenger cars

The share of passenger cars running on diesel is still increasing, while the share running on petrol has fallen. The number of electric cars is growing rapidly, and constituted 2.6 per cent of the total stock of passenger cars at the end of 2015.

Registered vehicles at the 31st of December
2015Change in per cent
2014 - 20152010 - 2015
Corrected 26 October 2016.
Private cars2 610 3522.113.1
Vans450 3851.913.4
Combined vehicles26 605-12.0-45.1
Lorries77 120-2.0-5.2
Busses16 668-2.6-18.1
Tractors269 0132.09.1
Special purpose vehicles7 726-1.0-4.1
Mopeds178 2350.45.5
Light motor cycles23 5096.323.2
Heavy motor cycles152 5314.830.3
Snow scooters82 1235.919.4
Trailers1 319 7723.718.9
Figure 1. Registered vehicles by type of fuel. Click on image for larger version.

Figure 2. Stock of electric passenger cars by county. 2015

Total
Akershus13655
Oslo11699
Hordaland11626
Rogaland6659
Sør-Trøndelag5113
Buskerud3138
Vestfold3023
Vest-Agder2760
Østfold2368
Møre og Romsdal1911
Nordland1462
Aust-Agder1234
Telemark1098
Hedmark860
Nord-Trøndelag831
Oppland649
Troms Romsa549
Sogn og Fjordane394
Finnmark Finnmárku102

Figure 3. Number of passenger cars and vans per 1 000 inhabitants. 31 December 2015

Total
Hedmark686
Oppland676
Buskerud666
Akershus644
Nord-Trøndelag615
Telemark608
Aust-Agder598
Møre og Romsdal597
Sogn og Fjordane594
Vestfold583
Østfold581
Nordland575
Finnmark Finnmárku572
Troms Romsa566
Rogaland552
Vest-Agder540
Oslo535
Sør-Trøndelag534
Hordaland510

Figure 4. Number of passenger cars and vans scrapped against refund

total
1985 53 555
1986 82 056
1987 75 322
1988 74 158
1989 67 268
1990 54 929
1991 54 955
1992 56 896
1993 58 297
1994 56 374
1995 64 385
1996 223 499
1997 45 082
1998 80 445
1999 97 466
2000 95 637
2001 96 720
2002 106 498
2003 102 341
2004 108 880
2005 102 044
2006 105 324
2007 99 885
2008 107 153
2009 94 497
2010 98 662
2011 117 520
2012 117 578
2013 150 905
2014 144 385
2015 135 801

Figure 5. Stock of passenger cars by age. 2015

Total
Under 4 years: 18% 459 093
4-7 years: 22% 569 320
8-11 years: 21% 548 138
12-15 years: 17% 444 693
16-20 years: 14% 358 065
Over 20 years: 8% 210 525

Figure 6. Average age of passenger cars in selcted European countries. 31 December 2014

Average age
Slovakia11.3
Estonia11.0
Norway10.5
Spain9.9
Finland9.7
Netherlands9.2
Cyprus9.2
Denmark8.9
Portugal8.8
Czech Republic8.6
Hungary8.5
Slovenia8.1
France8.0
Malta7.8
Latvia7.8
Romania7.7
Lithuania7.6
Italy7.5
Greece7.2
Germany6.9
Austria6.8
Sweden6.7
Bulgaria6.5
Ireland6.3
Belgium6.1
United Kingdom5.8
Poland5.8
Luxembourg5.6

At the end of 2015, 1.24 million passenger cars were running on diesel; 4.8 per cent more than the previous year. The number of passenger cars running on petrol fell by 2.5 per cent in the same period and constituted 49.7 per cent of the total passenger stock as per 31 December 2015. The number of electric passenger cars increased from 38 600 to 69 100. In total, 2.6 million passenger cars were registered at the end of 2015; 2.1 per cent more than the year before.

Most electric cars in Akershus

Twenty per cent, or 13 655, of the electric passenger cars were registered in Akershus. About one half were registered in the three counties Akershus, Oslo and Hordaland.

Most Volkswagens

Out of 2.6 million passenger cars, 370 000 were a Volkswagen. This was equal to 14.3 per cent of the total passenger stock. Toyota had a share of 12.8 per cent.

No change in average age

At the end of 2015, Norwegian passenger cars were 10.5 years old on average. The average age has remained the same for the last 6 years. In 2014, the average age of passenger cars in selected EU countries was 7.4 years.

Oldest cars in Oppland county

At the end of 2015, the average age of passenger cars registered in Oppland county was 13.0 years. The newest passenger cars were registered in Oslo, with an average age of 7.8 years.

Most vans run on diesel

More than 92 per cent of vans were running on diesel. The number of registered vans at the end of 2015 was 450 000. Out of these, 1 808 were electric vans.

Fewer cars and vans scrapped for refund

In 2015, approximately 136 000 passenger cars and vans were scrapped for a refund; a decrease of 6 per cent compared to the previous year. The average age at the time of scrapping was 18.4 years for passenger cars and 15.5 years for vans.