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More Than Half of New Cars In Norway Are Electric

More Than Half of New Cars In Norway Are Electric

OSLO: The demand of Electric cars in developed countries getting increase day by day, according to the recent survey more than half of news cars in Norway are electric and for the first time electric cars are accounted officially in March-2019, as supplies of pre-ordered Tesla Model 3s started rolling in. As per official data by the OFV Advisory Council for Road Traffic in Norway, out of 18,375 new registered vehicles, almost 10,728 (58.4%) are Electric cars.

Electric cars have been popular in the Nordic country for years, but the March numbers showed a large increase compared to the previous month, when the share of electric cars was about 40%. The flow was attributed to previously placed orders for electric car maker Tesla’s Model 3 that had started being filled.

According to the head of statistics at OFV Mr. Pal Bruhn, people have been ordering the Model 3 for several years here and now they came. With the arrival of new vehicles, the American car maker, headed by entrepreneur Elon Musk, had more than 30% of the market share for new cars in Norway in March-2019.

Norway has set a goal that all new cars should be zero emission cars by 2025 and has accepted numerous policies and subsidies aimed at inspiring drivers to OPT for an electric car rather than one with a combustion engine.

Electric cars benefit from a tax system that makes their prices more competitive with gasoline or diesel cars. Owners also enjoy certain privileges, such as free parking and recharging at public car parks and being exempt from city tolls.

Norway has every reason to be proud of breaking more BEV (Battery Electric Vehicles) records, Christina Bu, secretary general of the Norwegian EV (electric vehicle) Association, said in a statement. The BEV policy is working so well that the higher parts of consumers opt for a BEV when buying a new car, she said.

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