Hyundai Plans to Sell Only All-Electric Vehicles in Norway in 2023

Hyundai has established itself as one of the biggest automotive brands in the Norwegian market, with vehicles like the IONIQ 5 proving to be quite the hit.

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Norway is seen by many as the EV capital of the world

Hyundai Motors Norway is kicking off 2023 in sustainable style. From this point moving forwards, the popular South Korean car brand will sell only fully-electric-zero-emission cars in the Norwegian market.

This news follows eight years of continuous growth that has elevated Hyundai’s status in the country — a country synonymous with EVs, making this full electric transition as easy as it gets.

The relationship between Norway and Hyundai is a two-way street, with the latter using its gains in the market as a way to spearhead electric car development. For example, the IONIQ Electric range quickly became one of the market’s most popular range of electric cars.

“We have great faith in our model portfolio, and now that we have launched the all-new IONIQ 6, the time has come to sell only all-electric cars in the Norwegian market,” said Thomas Rosvold Managing Director at Hyundai Motor Norway.

“IONIQ 5 and KONA Electric have long since taken positions as some of the most popular cars in the market, and we are confident that our pure electric cars will bring us continued success into the future.”

The KONA Electric is more than deserving of its flowers, too, when you look at how popular this vehicle became after launching in 2018. This long-range crossover is one of the most popular electric options in the country that paved the way for the IONIQ 5 and, of course, the IONIQ 6.

Ironically, the IONIQ 5 was Norway’s fifth best-selling car last year and looks primed to have another successful run in 2023 with Hyundai now doubling down on EVs across the board.

It’s worth noting that Hyundai has been selling plug-in hybrid and electric cars, exclusively, in Norway since 2020, meaning it’s just their plug-in options getting scrapped from this month (January 2023) onwards.

From 2020 to 2022, Hyundai delivered 25,000 passenger cars in Norway, of which 92% are fully electric. This, again, confirms that the future of electric sales in the country is all but guaranteed.

Is this transition to all-electric only that much of a surprise given Norway’s love for sustainable vehicles and the popularity of Hyundai in the country? We want your take.

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