As a major oil exporter, it may be surprising to learn that Norway is ahead of the rest of the world with about 52 percent of the new cars sold last year being powered on new forms of fuel.
Norway offers generous incentives that make electric cars cheaper to buy and provides additional benefits once the vehicles are on the road
“I had been wanting an electric car for a long time for environmental reasons, but they were expensive,” said Zanete Anderson Lilley, a senior adviser in Norway at the World Wildlife Fund, an environmental advocacy organization. Lilley eventually bought a Kia Soul, a small five-door electric car, for about $24,600 last summer. “If it wasn’t for the subsidies, I guess most people would still choose fuel,” she added.
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