A report launched Tuesday says Norway has turn into the primary nation on the planet by which 50 % of all new automobiles it offered are electrical.

Norway’s Street Site visitors Data Council (Opplysningsradet for Veitrafikken) says electrical automobiles accounted for 54.three % of recent automotive gross sales in 2020, up from 42.four % a 12 months earlier.

The group says the 4 best-selling fashions within the Nordic nation have been the Volkswagen/ Audi e-tron, the Tesla Mannequin three, the Volkswagen ID.three and the Nissan Leaf — all totally electrical.

The fifth positioned automotive — the Volkswagen Golf — might be purchased in a chargeable model however the statistics don’t differentiate amongst engine sorts.

The report says electrical automobiles accounted for 66.7 % of all new gross sales in Norway throughout December, a brand new month-to-month file.

Norway set a purpose of eliminating combustion-engine automobiles by 2025 and totally electrical automobiles are tax exempt and obtain different authorities subsidies. The nation will get most of its electrical vitality from hydroelectric dams. 


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