More than half of Norway’s cars sold in 2017 are either electric or hybrid | GBRI

The people of Norway have taken their country’s commitment of gradually moving towards zero-emission vehicles quite seriously. Official data reveals that more than half of all new cars bought in the country in 2017 were either electric or hybrid.

Zero-emission, mainly all-electric as well as a few hydrogen-powered cars accounted for 20.9% of total sales in 2017, official figures released on Wednesday showed. Hybrid vehicles accounted for 31.3%, including 18.4% for plug-in hybrids, the Norwegian Road Federation calculated.

Norway, the biggest producer of oil in western Europe, has set itself the ambitious goal of selling only new zero-emission cars starting from 2025.

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