Norway is one of the leaders in the transition to electric cars. Already, 80% of new car registrations in the country are for electric vehicles. Moreover, the government wants to reach 100% by 2025. Volkswagen is already bringing this goal closer by stopping sales of cars with internal combustion engines starting in 2024.

According to electrive, the German manufacturer planned such a refusal last year, and this time it confirmed its intentions. Therefore, the local dealer Møller Mobility Group will sell the last Volkswagen car with an internal combustion engine in December this year, after which only electric cars will remain in the range.

The importer has been working with Volkswagen cars since 1948 and is thus celebrating the 75th anniversary of the brand in Norway. During this time, 1.1 million cars have been sold, 102 thousand of which are the manufacturer’s electric cars, which Norwegians have been buying over the past ten years.

“It may seem strange to celebrate the milestone by removing model icons from our portfolio, but this has been an ambitious and important initiative over time. The goal has been to drive change that we believe is of critical importance,” says Ulf Tore Hekneby, managing director of Volkswagen importer Harald A. Møller AS.

Over the past year, the VW ID.4 has been the second-best-selling car in Norway. At the end of September, 5,832 new cars were registered. The ID.3, with 2,615 units, took eighth place in the standings. “Concern brothers” are also among the top ten most popular: Skoda Enyaq is in third place (4,362 registrations), and Audi Q4 e-tron is in tenth place (2,145). However, the Tesla Model Y is by far the leader with 19,575 new registrations.

Mr. Huckneby also added that the sale of the last Golf this year will not only mark the end of an era, but also the beginning of another. The company is urging everyone to seriously consider an electric car as their next car, as “going electric is a crucial step in reducing the human carbon footprint and an important overall contribution to the fight against climate change.”