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Monday | January 18 | 2021

Norway keeps its leading position in the electric vehicle market

Electric vehicles sales in Norway surpassed those of hybrid vehicles last year, and Volkswagen has replaced Tesla in the top manufacturers of battery-powered cars sold in the country, Reuters reports.

Last year, 54.3% of new cars sold in Norway were fully electric, a world record, compared to 42.4% in 2019 and about 1% a decade ago.

Even more, in December, electric cars accounted for 66.7% of total new car registrations, the highest level in a single month.

In addition to tax exemptions for electric cars, their owners also benefit from other facilities such as reduced tolls, free parking and in many places free charging.

However, the challenge is the small number of fast charging stations to keep up with the rapid growth of the electric vehicle fleet.

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