“We reached 100,000 battery electric vehicles way earlier than most people expected. By 2020 our aim is 400,000,” says Secretary General Christina Bu of the Norwegian EV Association.
She is the head of the world´s biggest EV owners association (now more than 40,000 members), and spearheaded the celebrations Monday December 12th in Oslo, by the Munch Museum.
The great milestone – which represents a giant leap towards road transport relieved from CO2 and NOx emissions – was celebrated with a bundle of both past and present makes and models – like the bestselling Nissan LEAF, Volkswagen e-Golf and Tesla Model S.
Even though EVs only account for three percent of the total passenger car fleet in Norway, the present fleet cuts approximately 200,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.
Norwegian parliament recently has set a clear goal: 100 percent sales of zero emissions vehicles after 2025. Purely electric cars are on the verge of becoming fully competitive, but EV policy still needs a few more years to get its job done.[source: Elbil.no]