The Norwegian Road Federation reported that nearly one-third coming from all new vehicles available in the nation in 2018 were pure-electric.
Last year, Norwegians purchased 46,092 all-electric cars, which exclude plug-in hybrids and hybrids, making up 31.2 percent of recent vehicle sales. That’s up from 20.8 percent in 2017 and 5.Five percent in 2013, as per the Norwegian Road Federation. Meanwhile, sales of diesel and petrol cars were down 17 % and purchases of hybrids that can’t be connected fell 20 percent.
Nissan Leaf was the top-selling vehicle near your vicinity, as well as BMW i3 (BEV+REx) and Volkswagen Golf (e-Golf and Golf GTE).
Oil-rich Norway, which aims to shed all emissions from new cars by 2025, offers generous subsidies for clients who opt to go electric. The incentives that propped in the Norwegian market include significant regulations and tax breaks, toll-free travel, and free parking and charging stations, due to the country’s abundant hydroelectric power resources.
“In 2018, alternative-fuel cars consolidated their strong position already in the market,” the federation’s director, Oyvind Solberg Thorsen, said in a very statement.
Solberg Thorsen said he expects a fair bigger share of battery-powered cars going forward, as there is still an untapped need for more family-friendly electric vehicles, with longer range at inexpensive price points.
“As more models make it to the market this coming year, we must see a level larger share of zero-emission vehicles in the sales numbers,” Solberg Thorsen said.