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More than 52% new vehicles in Norway hybrid or electric cars! Go Green

by | Jan 15, 2018 | Food, Home, News, Pollution, Solar, Sustainability, Tech | 1 comment

There is an unprecedented boom in the sales of electric cars in Norway. The Scandinavian country is going whole hog towards the adoption of green energy. According to the figures released by the Norwegian Road Federation, 52 per cent of all new cars sold in the nation in the year 2017 were either electric or hybrid.

The development is truly remarkable in the sense that it is the first time in any major economy that environment friendly car sales have outpaced their gas and diesel-driven counterparts. This is up from all the previous years. For example, in the year 2016, electric cars together with the hybrids made up around 40 per cent of the new cars sold in Norway.

Massive boom in electric cars in Norway

The Norwegian Road Federation has also said that more electric cars would have been sold this year had there not been such anticipated wait for for the Tesla Model 3. It says that many drivers kept holding out for one of the world’s most eagerly awaited electric cars.

What is even more exciting is that, according to the Federation, 21 per cent of all new cars sold in Norway in the year 2016 were purely electric. The apex transport body says that by the end of this year it expects a quarter of all new cars sold in Norway to be powered by emissions free electricity.

Norway to become the world’s first country to go all electric by 2025

Norway is well and truly in the fast lane to realize the goal of becoming the world’s first country to altogether dump sales of gas as well as diesel cars in favor of electric cars by the year 2025. The nation has over 120,000 completely electric cars on the roads. The demand is so much so that even sellers are beginning to have a hard time in keeping up with the customers’ demands.

The figures are all the more impressive due to the fact that car sales have been roaring over the past year, overall. This means that people are truly making a move towards green cars. As many as 158,650 automobiles were sold in 2017. This effectively makes it the third best year for car sales to have ever happened in the country. This is rivaled only by the years 1985 and 1986. On the whole, car dealers in Norway have been having a gala time in a country of 5 million people.

The development is even more remarkable keeping in mind the fact that Norway is Western Europe’s biggest oil exporter. Well, the road for e-cars has never been this easy as it is today. Norway is also paying out huge tax incentives for e-car owners to give them all the more reasons to go electric. They are also given free passes through the eye popping tolls as well as being offered free e-car charging and parking slots for the owners once they arrive. This is accompanied by a tax break at the time of new car registration which is making purchase of new electric cars as much as 30 per cent cheaper than their gas and diesel variants.

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Muqbil Ahmar

About Muqbil Ahmar

Editor-in-Chief and Founder at greenubuntu.com. I am an environmentalist, technology evangelist, women empowerment advocate, writer and editor. Basically I am a storyteller at heart and want to make the world a better place. With more than 10 years of experience in media, I want to be the catalyst for making the world green and clean and rid the Earth of disasters like global warming, climate change, green house effect, pollution, environment degradation, etc. I want to reduce the carbon footprint of humanity for a sustainable development model. I am the founder of www.greenubuntu.com. I have been published on various platforms such as FirstPost, Forbes, TechStory, Greenpeace, The Hindu, Business World, DailyO, Inc. 42, CXO Today, Sify. Experfy, BBN Times.Com, etc. I love to write on tech, economy, films, arts and culture, and other diverse subjects. You can connect with me on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
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