Electric cars accounted for over 40 per cent of new registrations in January

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In January this year, 9,561 new passenger cars were registered in Norway. Electric cars accounted for over 40 per cent.

Figures were collected by the Information Council for the Road Traffic (OFV).

Zero emission cars accounted for 44.3 per cent of registrations in January this year, corresponding to 4,236 cars. In comparison, the share of zero emission cars in January last year was 37.8 per cent. All zero emission cars registered in January this year were electric cars.

In January this year, 3,270 new passenger cars with hybrid operation were also registered, a share of 34.2 per cent.

Furthermore, 11.4 per cent of all newly registered passenger cars had diesel engines, which is 6.1 percentage points less than in January 2019. 10.1 percent of the new passenger cars had gasoline engines, compared with 19 per cent in January last year.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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