- Sep 30, 2019
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Norway is racing toward renewable energy cars, and buyers have exceeded expectations on adoption of the technology. In Norway 98% of electricity generation is renewable, mostly hydro generation. So the impact on carbon-footprint is substantial.
Norway’s government had already mandated a 2025 cutoff for internal-combustion cars, but it seems that buyers will beat even that target, with the last new petrol-powered car ever sold in Norway predicted to be as soon as April 2022.
For those familiar with the figures, it’s no surprise. The Norwegian Automobile Federation has tracked the decline of petrol and diesel-powered car sales since January 2017 – when dino-juice cars accounted for one in four sales – to today, when it’s down to just one in ten. Follow the trend line and Norway will say ha det to new fossil-fuel-powered cars by April 2022