Today’s Solutions: August 17, 2022

Last year, Norway made huge progress in its transition away from fossil fuels, as more than 54 percent of all car sales in Norway were electric. That number skyrocketed in September, when 9 in 10 cars sold in the Scandinavian country were either electric or rechargeable hybrids, according to the Norwegian Information Council for Road Traffic (OFV).

Since the start of the year, less than five percent of all new passenger cars sold have been gas-powered, and a slightly smaller percentage have been diesel, while about 80 percent have been all-electric. As estimated by OFV, sales of all-electric cars increased by roughly 46 percent compared to the previous September.

Norway is also working to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2025, a target that it plans to achieve with the use of lucrative tax incentives. These efforts to transition the country towards more sustainable means of transportation could see the country selling its last internal combustion car in April next year, as recently reported by the Norwegian Automobile Federation.

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