Automobile. Norway exceeds 50{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} of all electric cars sold, a world first


In 2020, Norway was the first country in the world where electric cars accounted for more than 50{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} of annual new registrations, according to a specialist organization published on Tuesday.

According to the Road Traffic Information Council (OFV), electric vehicles had a market share of 54.3{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} last year, compared to 42.4{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} last year.

The four best-selling new models in the Nordic country - Audi e-tron, Tesla Model 3, Volkswagen ID.3 and Nissan Leaf - were all electrically powered. The fifth - the Volkswagen Golf - has a plug-in version, but statistics do not differentiate between engine types.

Monthly record in December

Electric car sales in December broke a new monthly record of 66.7{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118}, driven by the arrival of new models, OFV figures show.

Norway, the largest hydrocarbon producer in Western Europe, is also a pioneer in electric mobility thanks to an extremely favorable tax policy.

The practically tax-free electric car

Unlike diesel or gasoline cars, which are heavily taxed, clean cars in particular are exempt from almost any tax, which makes them competitive.
The Nordic country, where electricity is almost exclusively hydraulic in origin, is promoting the drive that all new cars will be 'emission free' by 2025.