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This article was published on April 8, 2021


85% of cars sold in Norway last month were electric

The Nordic nation is still leading the EV race

85% of cars sold in Norway last month were electric
Matthew Beedham
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Norway, that EV loving country of Salmon slappers, has pretty much moved on entirely from gasoline cars.

According to sales figures for last month, 85% of new cars sold were battery electric, or plug-in hybrid.

Drilling down into those numbers a little more, BEVs come out on top. Some 56.3% of new cars sold in Norway last month were battery powered, while 28.6% were plug-in hybrid.

Plug-in car sales are up 10% over the same period last year in the Nordic country.

If you want to see a pretty breakdown, check out this article by Dr Maximillian Holland over on CleanTechnica.


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