Norway have achieved a record low in CO2 emissions thanks to rising EV adoption; The UK needs to follow suit if we want to protect our environment from climate change.

The new car sales numbers for September from Norway are in and the country, which is already known for spearheading electrification, is reaching new levels of electric domination and low emission average.

10,620 new passenger cars were registered in Norway last month. About 45% of them were all-electric vehicles and the number goes up to 60% when including plug-in hybrids, according to official registration data.

It’s a new record for the country.

Average CO2 emissions of new cars registered are now at a record low of 55g per km, which is an impressive 16g per km lower than in September 2017.

Øyvind Solberg Thorsen, director of the Road Traffic Advisory Board, commented:

“Such a large increase in electric cars caused a record low CO2 emissions of 55g/km. Although we in Norway are accustomed to average CO2 emissions falling from month to month, this is the lowest level we have ever measured.”

Unsurprisingly, diesel car sales are down, but all-electric vehicles sales also appear to be getting market shares from plug-in hybrids.

Tesla contributed massively to all-electric vehicle deployment in the country last month with just over 2,000 new registrations.

As we previously reported, Tesla tried to stabilize its monthly deliveries in the country after some significant issues.

It appeared to be successful at doing so during the second quarter, but they went back to their old habit of pushing deliveries into the last month of the quarter for Q3.

Tesla delivered about 2,300 cars in the country during the third quarter and over 2,000 of them were delivered in the last month.

Article by Electrek

Peter Brock