Approximately 33% of new cars that are sold in Norway in 2018 were electric. Will there soon be a time when Newbury will make the same switch with more people not only turning to electric but in turn turning to automatic driving lessons
In Norway they have a target of zero emissions from new cars by 2025. By the looks of it they are well on the way to achieve this.
In 2013, only 5 years earlier, the sales of electric cars was 5.5%, by 2017 it was 20.8%, showing significant growth in sales. These figures show the country as world leaders in “clean” cars in terms of cars sold per head of population.
Currently the government has made EV’s exempt from most taxes as well as free parking and free charge points.
Incredible is the fact that Norway are the largest oil and gas producers and yet they are looking for a much greener country.
Around 148,000 cars were sold last year and two thirds were powered by fossil fuels and an internal combustion engine. However, overall sales in 2018 were down by around 7% on the previous year. The biggest losers were diesel car sales which fell by 28%.
If you include sales of hybrids that have the ability to be “plugged in” and charged then the sales of electric cars is more like 39%. In contrast countries like China have 2.2% electric cars with the United States only having 1.2%
In Sweden they have tested the first road that charges cars as they drive which is reckoned to be the first of its kind in the world. In the UK we are a little further behind the market leaders however we are slowly making in-roads to a cleaner country. In Newbury the infrastructure is slowly building with more charge points being installed all the time. So please contact us on more information on automatic driving lessons.