In Norway the share of electrified vehicles exceeded 50%January 7, 2018
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), if we exclude hybrids, the share of electric vehicles in Norway in 2017 amounted to 39 percent of the total automotive market.
Over the past year, the share of hybrids and electric vehicles in the new car market in Norway increased by 12 percent compared to 2016 and amounted to 52 percent. This is reported by the Reuters agency.
The main reason for this high demand is due to the generous incentives offered by the Norwegian government to buyers of electrified machines. These preferences include various tax benefits, avoiding many tolls, free parking and recharging services.
“For the first time, our petrol and diesel cars occupy a market share below 50 percent. The change in the trend was faster than we thought, and the big car manufacturers are already announcing that they are going to produce electrified cars, “said the head of the Norwegian Road Federation (OFV) Oeyvind Solberg Thorsen.
No country in the world has achieved such results in the introduction of cars with zero emissions, like Norway. The Netherlands took the second place. In this country, EV have a share of 6.4 percent of the total sales of new cars.