Norway has a top sale of electric cars in the first six months of 2019. This brings the market share to 48.4%.
Reuters reports that almost half of all cars in Norway are electric.
Coarse money from oil
In itself, the extreme sale of electric cars is a contradiction. Norway has been living off its oil extraction for years, so at first glance you would say that the Norwegians will all run on diesel or gasoline.
However, they do just the opposite and invest in the future. With the money they get from the sale of fossil fuels, they invest in innovation, science and a better future for their country. For example, Norway is the first country in the world to ban all diesel and gasoline engines by the end of 2025.
In the first six months of 2019, Norway had a top sale of fully electric cars. While sales in 2018 still stood at 31.2%, we are now already at 48.4% in 2019. The fact that Norway will completely ban conventional engines from 2025 ensures a top sale of electric cars at Tesla, Nissan, Hyundai and BMW.
Ford and Mercedes-Benz see their sales fall sharply in 2019.
For example, this year Tesla’s Model 3 is the most sold car in the Scandinavian country. This means that the car manufacturer from California achieved a market share of 25.5% on the Norwegian car market. Already in 2014, Norway became the first country where there was 1 electric on the track per 100 cars. You can’t imagine that in the United States.
Moreover, you can say that Norway uses an enormous amount of electricity in this way and that must of course come from somewhere. But that was also thought of, the country has been living for years from electricity generated by hydropower. In this way the Scandinavian country could already achieve the CO2 emissions set by Europe in 2017.
Bad news for conventional producers
The larger car producers such as Ford and Mercedes-Benz – who still live on diesel and gasoline engines – saw their car sales fall in the same period. Both automakers have promised to invest extra in the production of electric cars and want to bring new electric models on the market by 2020.