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In Norway, Electric and Hybrid Cars Outsell Conventional Models

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In Norway, Electric and Hybrid Cars Outsell Conventional Models
Although electric vehicles make up a just small portion of the global market now, automakers — including those, like Tesla,
that produce only electric models, and giants like Volkswagen — have bet billions of dollars that such vehicles will soon be as cheap and ubiquitous as conventional cars.
Ms. Bu, of the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association, said such a move would create "great uncertainty at a time when increasing numbers of Norwegians are convinced
that electric cars are something for them." For Adam Curylo, a bus driver who lives in Baerum, near Oslo, with his wife and son, electric cars have limitations.
"This is good for both road safety and the environment." Sales of electric cars could have been even higher, according to Christina Bu, secretary general of the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association,
but some buyers continued to hold out for newer models like Tesla’s Model 3.
About 52 percent of the new cars sold in the country last year ran on new forms of fuel,
according the data released on Thursday by Norway’s Road Traffic Advisory Board, OFV.
4, 2018
Sales of electric and hybrid cars in Norway outpaced those running on fossil fuels last year, cementing
the country’s position as a global leader in the push to restrict vehicle emissions.
But the country offers generous incentives that make electric cars cheaper to buy, and provides additional benefits once the vehicles are on the road.

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