Just a decade ago, the percentage of electric cars sold in Norway was just 1%.
Seeking to become the first nation to end the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2025, oil-producing Norway exempts fully electric vehicles from taxes imposed on those relying on fossil fuels.
The policy has turned the country’s car market into a laboratory for carmakers seeking a path to a future without internal combustion engines, vaulting new brands and models to the top of bestseller lists in recent years.
Basically, for electric cars in Norway there is no sales tax, low tolls, no road tax & free public parking. And charging points all over the country.
In 2020, all-electric cars have hit a record 54% market share of Norway’s total new cars sales in 2020. And this February, Norway had a record electric vehicle market share of 79.1%!
Norway’s internal combustion engine car sales (petrol and diesel) are crashing to now just a handful per month, and the rest of the world will hopefully follow faster than we might think.