05 Apr '18, 10am

Norway hits 55% plug-in car sales in March!

Earlier today, I wrote about plug-in car sales in America for March. The numbers were indeed encouraging, but there's a lot of room to grow. And nowhere is that more apparent than Norway, where Cleantechnica reports that pure battery-electric and/or hydrogen fuel cell cars made up a whopping 37% of new car sales in March. Add plug-in hybrids to the mix, and 55% of all new cars sold in the country have the potential to run a reasonable amount of their daily driving 100% emission free. (They also get the benefit of Norway's ample renewables output as they do so!) Meanwhile, gas cars—which made up for 26% of the market last March—were down to just 20%. And diesel was down to just 16%. This is why electric car sales are so interesting to me. While everyone focuses on short-term growth curves and the tiny fraction of the market currently captured, Norway is proof positive that ...

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