This trail of subsidies has led to an increase from 680 electric cars in 2000 to over 120,000, and the aim is to sell only electric cars by 2025. Last September closed with a new record. A total of 45% of the 10,620 cars sold in Norway were electric.
If hybrids are added, the percentage attained 60%. Nonetheless some challenges still remain to be overcome so that most of the country's cars are zero emissions. "Electrification of the transport sector must be backed by sufficient load infrastructure and loaders are not being deployed fast enough. Today, we have approximately 1.600 fast electric car loaders in Norway (excluding the Tesla superloaders) and we need 10,000 to 12,000 by 2030", states Christina Ianssen, from the NGO Bellona, who suggests the importance of maintaining incentives in the future to attain a higher penetration of electric cars.
China: the race to turn into the Detroit of electric cars
Another reference in the expansion of the electric car is China. In no country in the world are so many electric cars sold as in the Asian giant. In fact, in China last year more electric cars were sold than in the rest of the countries put together and twice that in the United States, according to the report Global EV Outlook 2018 of the OECD and the International Energy Agency.
In the case of China, expansion of the electric car has a decidedly industrial component. China has decided to bet strongly on production of the electric car and its components, from lithium batteries to engines.