Norway's love of electric cars grew in 2017

The Norwegian people have a growing love for electric vehicles and continue to spend rising sums on the climate friendly cars.

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For the first time ever, Norwegians are buying more hybrid and electric cars than conventional fossil-fuel vehicles. 52.2 percent of Norwegian car customers chose to purchase an electric car or a hybrid in 2017, while 47.8 percent opted for a gasoline or diesel car.

This meant that in 2017, 82,815 new electric and hybrid vehicles hit the streets in Norway. A total of 158,650 cars were sold in the country in 2017.

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