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The first country in the world with electric cars accounts for more than 50% of new car sales

In 2020, Norway is the only country to record electric cars account for more than 50% of new car sales.

Tesla said sales of electric cars in Norway surpassed sales of cars powered by gasoline, diesel or hybrid engines in 2020.

The Norwegian Transport Federation said battery-powered vehicles (BEVs) accounted for 54.3% of all new cars sold in the country last year, a record-high globally and sharply up. compared to 42% in 2019, even just 1% a decade ago.

To meet its goal of becoming the first country to stop selling gasoline and diesel cars by 2025, Norway will fully exempt electric vehicles from taxes. This policy has turned Norway’s auto market into a testing ground for automakers looking for a future direction with the line of products without internal combustion engines, bringing new brands and models into the list. of the best-selling car models over the years.

2020 is also recognized for the first time that all-electric cars have outperformed the number of models using internal combustion engines in Norway. Sales of electric vehicles increased rapidly in the last months of 2020, reaching the highest growth rate ever in December with a market share of 66.7% of the car market.

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