Norway is the first country in the world where electric car sales surpass sales of traditional cars. Norway sells more electric cars than petrol and diesel cars. This is a trend that speaks well into Norway's goal of banning the sale of petrol and diesel cars as early as 2025. A goal that has now good conditions for achieving.
In 2020, 141,412 passenger cars were sold in Norway. In total, sales of both petrol and diesel cars thus accounted for just over 17% of total sales. This is less than even the plug-in hybrids, which in 2020 ended up accounting for 20% of total passenger car sales in Norway.