14 Dec 16

Norway announces EV milestone

Cars in Norway

Norway has reached a milestone which confirms its status as a pioneer in the adoption of electric vehicles. The Scandinavian country has just reached a total of 100,000 all-electric vehicles on the roads.

Despite this figure and Norway’s clear leadership position, electric vehicles still only represent a tiny minority (3%) of the vehicles on the road in the country. Norway has even more ambitious plans for the future. It has set itself the objective of 100% of new car sales to be zero-emission vehicles starting in 2025. The figures are already impressive, shaming every other market, even if there is still a long way to go. In September of this year, 28.8% of new car sales were plug-in electric vehicles and all-electric cars have a 19.0% market share. And the next goal is 400,000 all-electric vehicles by 2020.

The Norwegian EV Association has over 40,000 members, the largest in the world. The photo shows how they celebrated the 100,000 milestone.

(Image: electrek)

Authored by: Tim Harrup