Oslo – AFP –
16 minutes on April 2, 2019
– Last update on
April 2, 2019 / 18:36
In March, electric cars in Norway represented for the first time nearly 60% of the market share of new cars, according to data released on Monday.
Norway is the largest producer of hydrocarbons in Western Europe, a leading country in the field of electric vehicles, and its ambition to be all new vehicles is emission-free by 2025.
Emission vehicles (fully electrified and with a small percentage of hydrogen) accounted for 58.4% of new vehicle registrations last month, up from 37.2% in March 2018.
The Scandinavian country registered 10,728 new electric vehicle registrations in March and four hydrogen powered vehicles. The traffic information board explains this jump, especially because of the arrival of the new Tesla cars, a small car that should transport its specialist market to comprehensive.
No country in the world trusts Tesla, Norway, where more than 5,300 of its new models were sold in March. "Electric cars play an important role in reducing emissions in the transport sector," Statens Vigvesen of the Norwegian government's road agency said in a statement.
According to the agency, greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector fell for the first time in 2017.