Electric cars comprised 54% of all new vehicle sales in Norway for 2019. This makes Norway the first country to have sold more electric cars than petrol, hybrid, and diesel engines in a year.
The Norwegian government plans to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2025, and is using tax breaks and financial incentives to encourage the purchasing of more sustainable vehicles.
Cars with diesel-only engines have fallen from a height of being 75.7 per cent of the Norweigen vehicle market in 2011 to just 8.6 per cent in 2020.
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The Norwegian government plans to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2025