The target of 10 percent of electric cars reached

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Soon, one in ten passenger cars driving on Norwegian roads will be an electric car. Last year, more than four out of ten cars sold were electric.

It is the Norwegian Electric Car Association that has calculated that in the next few months, one in ten passenger cars on Norwegian roads will be clean electric cars.

– “This means less greenhouse gas emissions and better air quality in cities and towns. The next big milestone is that all new passenger cars sold in 2025 will be zero-emission vehicles. We will also achieve that goal,” says Minister of Climate and Environment Ola Elvestuen (V).

Last year, 42 percent of all new passenger cars sold were electric cars. It was more than the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars combined.

– “It is gratifying to see that a combination of tax and utility benefits makes Norway a world leader in terms of the number of electric cars in terms of population,” says Transport Minister Jon Georg Dale (Frp).

If only zero-emission passenger cars are sold from 2025, around half of passenger cars in Norway may have zero emissions in 2030.

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