Norway may have only electric cars by 2025 with consistent policymaking

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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German multinational automaker Volkswagen AG is eyeing a possibility of having  90 percent of its sales in Norway to be consisting of electric cars with all probability of the entire sale of 2023 being electric. 

The Nordic country is aggressively pursuing zero diesel and petrol engines on road by 2025. By doing so it would become the first in the world to end the sale of cars with the internal combustible engines running on fossil fuels.

Norway’s pro-electric policy with exemptions on taxes for battery-powered vehicles has already made the country a haven for global automakers striving to bring the latest of electric vehicles to the region.

National registration data suggested that 61.5 percent of new car sales were electric a significant rise from 42.4 percent for the entire 2019.

Volkswagen debuted it’s highly anticipated ID.3 model in Norway last month which according to Norwegian Road Federation topped the overall sales figures and outsold both Model 3 from California-based Tesla and Geely’s Polestar 2 from China.

The Norwegian government has already extended its zero-tax policy on fully electric cars to provide a stable and predictable business environment

Harald A. Moeller AS, the Norwegian importer of Volkswagen cars, including the Audi, Skoda and SEAT brands remarked that consistency in the policy from the government “allows us to be confident in saying we can hit 90% electric car sales next year.”

“Customers will have access to an even greater selection of electric cars in most segments in 2021,” the importer added. Harald A. Moeller has set a target of 60 percent for electric cars at the beginning of this year.