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Petrol-diesel cars will soon be closed in this country, a broken record of sales of electric cars

The Norwegian Information Council, which issues road traffic information, said the number of electric cars sold in January this year was 53 percent higher than the number of electric cars sold in the same period last year. At the same time, 65 percent of the cars sold in Norway during 2021 were electric cars.

Petrol-diesel cars will soon be closed in this country, a broken record of sales of electric cars

Only petrol cars sold

In fact, last year Norway became the first country in the world where sales of electric cars surpassed those of petrol models thanks to various government incentives. Only 387 petrol and diesel cars were sold in the country last month. Nineteen of the 20 most popular car brands were fully electric, while the Audi Q e-tron, Hyundai Ioniq 5 and BMW iX were the best selling electric cars.

Petrol-diesel cars will soon be closed in this country, a broken record of sales of electric cars

Sale of petrol cars will stop from 2025

According to a Bloomberg report, by April 2022, the oil resource-rich country Norway could be completely emission-free in terms of cars. Last month the Norwegian Council said Norway had become a “test country” for new electric cars for several manufacturers. The council said the country is quite optimistic about the 2025 target to achieve completely emission-free transport.

Petrol-diesel cars will soon be closed in this country, a broken record of sales of electric cars

Battery-powered electric vehicles (EVs) are exempt from taxes in Norway, making the cost of electric vehicles lower than cars with internal combustion engines (ICE). Norway has set a deadline to end the sale of petrol and diesel-powered cars by 2025.

Petrol-diesel cars will soon be closed in this country, a broken record of sales of electric cars

Emphasis on electric vehicles in India too

In the general budget presented on February 1, the central government has made several important announcements for electric vehicles. Although the budget has not announced to increase or decrease the prices of electric vehicles, but the central government will implement a low battery swapping policy for electric vehicles, which will make it easier for the electric vehicle to travel long distances without charging it again and again. Will go

Petrol-diesel cars will soon be closed in this country, a broken record of sales of electric cars

Apart from this, a policy has been prepared in the budget to promote the use of clean fuel and electric vehicles in the public transport sector. Under this policy, the private sector will be encouraged to make batteries for electric vehicles. In addition, special mobility zones will be developed for electric vehicles and industries will be developed for semiconductor production.

Petrol-diesel cars will soon be closed in this country, a broken record of sales of electric cars

The Government of India will soon announce a production-linked incentive for making electrolysers so that green hydrogen can be produced locally. The Ministry of Renewable Energy along with the Ministry of Power has prepared a National Hydrogen Policy which is likely to be presented in the first week of February. Under this policy, a policy can be formulated to provide free electricity to the enterprises producing hydrogen as an incentive.

Petrol-diesel cars will soon be closed in this country, a broken record of sales of electric cars

Let us inform that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced at the Glasgow Climate Summit held in November 2021 that India will reduce carbon emissions by 1 billion tonnes by 2030 and meet 50 percent of its energy needs from renewable energy sources.

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