Sales figures from the Information Council for the Road Traffic show an increase in sales of 140% for the first six months this year in Finnmark County, a part of Norway where electric-cars-sale hasn’t previously peaked like in the rest of the country. Last week, electric vehicle No. 250,000 was registered in Norway. The fast-growing sale is accelerated by the country’s VAT exemption for zero-emission vehicles. The Norwegian Government has set an ambitious target of 100% electric car sales by 2025. In the country as such, full-electric cars counted for 45% of all new sales in the first half of 2019. No other markets are buying more EVs per capita than Norway. Commenting on the sales in Finnmark, Prime Minister Erna Solberg told NTB that people’s range anxiety becomes less relevant as new and better EVs are coming to the market. She says electric vehicles sales will continue to grow.
- The Barents Observer -