New vehicle emissions plunge in Norway as plug-in EVs hit 91% market share
Wow, Norway really has gone ALL IN on electric vehicles! Last month 91% of all new vehicles purchased were EVs. Looks like that makes May the fourth straight month where EVs have accounted for at least 80% of all new vehicles sold in the country.
According to Australian EV site, The Driven, the Norwegian Road Federation published new vehicle CO2 emissions data showing the average CO2 emissions per vehicle sold in May were just 16 g/km. That's compared to Australia's new vehicle emissions in 2022, which were 164 g/km, more than 10 times higher than the Norwegian May figure.
Norway plans to ban the sale of all new fossil fuel cars from 2025, including hybrids. If May's sales numbers are any indication, the country may see 100% EV market share of new car sales well before the ban kicks in.
(Also goes to show you that legislating the transition away from fossil fuels actually works!)