In Norway, electric vehicles (EVs) are on the verge of outnumbering petrol cars by the end of 2024 or early 2025, according to a report by Reuters. 

As of March 15, 2023, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) comprised 24.3% of the country's 2.9 million cars, while petrol vehicles made up 26.9%.

Data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration indicates that petrol cars lead by nearly 76,000 vehicles over BEVs. Nevertheless, with 104,590 new BEVs sold in Norway last year, this gap is quickly closing. Robbie Andrew, a senior researcher at CICERO, said, "If that (trend) is continued for the next 12 months and given that sales of pure-petrol cars are negligible now, this time next year there will be more BEVs on the road than pure-petrol cars, and probably before the end of this year."

Additionally, despite nearly 370,000 more diesel cars than BEVs on Norway's roads as of March 15, 2023, projections suggest that BEVs will likely overtake diesel cars within the next three to four years.

Norway has been at the forefront of embracing electric vehicles as part of its commitment to reducing carbon emissions and combating climate change. The country boasts one of the world's highest per capita rates of all-electric car ownership due largely to generous government incentives aimed at promoting EVs. 

Source: Reuters

Евгений Ушаков
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