Electric cars accounted for about half of the new registrations in February

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In February this year, 10,346 new passenger cars were registered in Norway. Electric cars accounted for almost 50 percent.

This shows figures from the Road Traffic Information Council (OFV).

Electric cars accounted for 49.7 per cent of registrations in February this year, corresponding to 5,145 cars. In comparison, the percentage for so-called zero emission cars, which mainly comprise electric cars, was 40.6 in February last year.

– That every other new car buyer chooses an electric car, is something we applaud, says General Secretary Christina Bu of the Norwegian Electric Car Association in a statement.

According to statistics, Audi e-tron was the most popular car in February this year, with 1,171 registrations.

3,047 new passenger cars with hybrid operation were also registered in February, corresponding to 29.5 per cent of registrations. In February last year, the hybrid cars compared to 23.7 per cent.

Furthermore, 11.2 per cent of new registrations were diesel cars, compared with 16.8 per cent in February in 2019. 9.7 per cent were petrol cars, compared with 18.8 per cent in the same month last year.

The total number of new registrations in February, 10,346, is 760 fewer than in February last year – a decrease of 6.8 per cent.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today


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