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Hitting record, electric cars sales in Norway near 80% in 2022


Second-hand Fiat 500e cars, imported from California, U.S., are seen at the Buddy Electric car dealership in Oslo, Norway March 11, 2109. Picture taken March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Alister Doyle

Almost four out of five new cars sold in Norway last year were battery-powered, with Tesla (TSLA.O) the top-selling brand for the second year in a row, registration data showed on Monday.

Seeking to become the first nation to end the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2025, oil-producing Norway has until now exempted battery-powered fully electric vehicles (BEV) from taxes imposed on rivals using internal combustion engines (ICE).