Sales of new electric cars in Norway hit a record high in 2019, reaching 42.4% of all nearly registered cars, mostly thanks to strong demand for Tesla’s Model 3.

Norway, a major oil producer that has pioneered electric mobility, offers an advantageous tax regime for clean vehicles, making them competitive in cost terms against petrol and diesel vehicles. New e-car models arriving on the market should help push their share higher still this year, said OFV, a body that monitors Norway’s car market...

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