Electric and hybrid cars sales in Norway reached 52 percent

More than half of new car sales in Norway are electric or hybrid. The Norwegian Road Federation (OFV) on Wednesday announced sales of electric and hybrid cars by 2017 reached 52 percent as the government subsidizes the Nordic country's advantage in welcoming future mobility.

OFV says electric and hybrid cars account for 52 percent of all new car sales by 2017 by 40 percent in 2016. Last year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Norway was far ahead of other countries such as the Netherlands, Sweden, China, France and Britain in the sale of environmentally friendly cars.

Tinuku Electric and hybrid cars sales in Norway reached 52 percent

"No one else is close.For the first time the market share of fossil fuels is below 50 percent. The shift has gone faster than we expected and major car makers say it will produce non-fossil cars," said OFV chief Oeyvind Solberg Thorsen.

Norway exempts electric cars from many taxes, including free use of tolls, parking lots and battery charging. The country also generates all the electricity from hydroelectric power which greatly helps reduce air pollution and climate change.

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