There are more than 500,000 electric cars on Norwegian roads

Tesla model 3Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB

According to figures from the Norwegian Electric Car Association, the number of electric cars on Norwegian roads has now exceeded 500,000.

Among the 500,000 electric cars, most are Nissan Leaf. Volkswagen e-Golf is in 2nd place and Tesla Model 3 in 3rd place, Elbilforeningen noted in a press release.

They believe the figures show that Norway’s investment in electric cars has been a resounding success.

“The electric car has now become the people’s car. It totally dominates the new car market, and now the used car market is also growing. We have every reason to be proud of this success. The replacement of a polluting car fleet is the most effective climate measure we have, and now the politicians must steer us to the goal. In 2025, no new cars will use petrol and diesel,” Christina Bu of Elbilforeningen noted.

Electric cars have long dominated the statistics on new car sales in Norway. In 2021, 64.5% of new cars sold in Norway were electric cars. So far this year, the share has been close to 80%.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "There are more than 500,000 electric cars on Norwegian roads"

  1. Vernon Childers | 20. April 2022 at 17:07 | Reply

    Cars are convenient for some, but we can’t just build electric-powered two and three-ton boxes moving one person a few miles. We have to look at alternatives that use less stuff more efficiently. Electric cars won’t save us.

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