«At least 50.000 BEVs should be registered in Norway this year»
«The most popular passenger cars in Norway in 2017 were, quite astonishingly, battery electric vehicles (BEV). After breaking several registration records last year, we are setting ever higher goals.»
During the full year battery electric vehicles (BEV) reached a market share of 20.8 percent, while plug-in hybrids (PHEV) accounted for 18.4, according to the Norwegian Road Federation´s statistics. «This means 4 out of 10 new cars in Norway are able to run on renewable energy. The increase was significant; from 3 out of 10 in 2016,» says Secretary General of the Norwegian EV Association, Christina Bu. December was a record breaking month: Market share of plug-in passenger cars (BEV and PHEV) reached 50 percent for the first time. BEVs accounted for 27.5 percent, while PHEVs took care of roughly 22.5. «As far as we know, this is an undisputable world record.» The association (NGO) is also the largest of its kind worldwide, organizing some 50,000 owners and supporters of zero emission vehicles.