Electric cars set sales record in Norway with 58% market share

In times of global warming, policy measures with tax exemptions makes Norway the third largest market for electric vehicles in the world, after China and the United States.

An incredible boost in sales for zero emission cars took place in March. According to Elbilstatistikk.no, a total of 11,518 electric vehicles were registered, nearly twice as much as in March 2018, which again was nearly twice as much as March 2017. The figures include nearly new cars imported from abroad.

The detailed sales numbers clearly paint the picture of what’s going on. Nine of the top 12 models in the March statistics are electric with Tesla Model 3, VW eGolf, BMW i3, Nissan Leaf and Audi E-tron as top five among the all-electric models.

Sales could have been even higher. Thousands of Norwegians are on waiting lists with supply lagging behind demand.

No other countries in Europe are close to Norway’s figures. – Thomas Nilsen | Continued at Source: