Friday, January 04, 2019

One-Third of New Car Sales in Norway Are All-Electric Vehicles

Street-side charging stations in Oslo, Norway. (Credit: Carlos Bryant/Flickr) Click to Enlarge.
Nearly a third of new cars sold in Norway last year were all-electric — a new global milestone and a major step for the country, which aims to end sales of fossil fuel vehicles by 2025, Reuters reported.

Last year Norwegians purchased 46,000 all-electric cars, which exclude hybrids, making up 31.2 percent of new vehicle sales.  That’s up from 20.8 percent in 2017 and 5.5 percent in 2013, according to the Norwegian Road Federation, an independent organization that tracks transportation trends.  Meanwhile, sales of diesel and gasoline cars were down 17 percent and sales of hybrids that cannot be plugged in fell 20 percent.  Nissan’s Leaf electric car was the top-selling vehicle in the country, followed by small, non-electric BMWs and Volkswagens.

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