NORWAY (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Nearly one-third of all new cars sold last year were fully electric, a new world record as the country seeks to halt sales of fossil fuel cars by 2025, the independent road association of Norway said on Wednesday.
Sales of electric vehicles rose to 31.2 percent of total car sales, up from 20.8 percent in 2017 and only 5.5 percent in 2013, and sales of gasoline and diesel cars also declined.
Norway is offering large tax cuts on electric vehicles as part of a policy to reduce emissions.
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