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Electric Vehicle infrastructure requirement builds as EVs outsell petrol and diesel in Norway

 

By Richard Walford

The announcement of EV sales figures for March 2019 from Norway evidences the pace of change in the revolution from petrol and diesel to electric and zero emission vehicles.  Although the headline is buoyed up by orders opening for the Tesla Model 3 in Norway,  it underlines the need to focus on the scale and speed of change required in the UK for the economy to gear up to provide the charging infrastructure to support the UK's new EV fleet. 

For the first time ever, electric cars outsold gas and diesel vehicles in Norway CNN News 2:18 pm April 4, 2019 Electric vehicles outsold gas and diesel models in Norway for the first time ever last month, accounting for 58.4% of all vehicle sales. Norway is a leader in the adoption of zero-emission vehicles and the government has set an ambitious goal to stop selling new gas and diesel passenger cars and vans by 2025. In March, 18,375 new cars were registered in the country and 10,732 of those were zero-emission vehicles, according to Norway’s Road Traffic Information Council, or OFV. That’s more double the number of zero-emission vehicles sold in March 2018.
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