Nissan LEAF In Bus Lane In Norway

Nissan LEAF In Bus Lane In Norway

Tesla Jens With Two Of His Tesla Roadsters In Norway

Tesla Jens With Two Of His Tesla Roadsters In Norway

The numbers have been tallied: Norway is now home to 35,000-plus electric vehicles.

With a population of only 5 million, Norway's 35,000-plus electric vehicles is an impressive figure.  Here's why:

  • Electric vehicles represent 14.5% of new vehicle sales
  • There's one electric vehicle per every 143 people in Norway
For comparative purposes, there are approximately 50,000 electric vehicles in California, where the vehicle population is roughly 20 million, meaning that one out of every 400 automobiles on the road in California are of the electric variety.

Additionally, California has a population of 38 million, or approximately 7.6 times the population of Norway.  So, to match Norway's one electric vehicle per every 143 residents, California would need ~ 266,000 electric vehicles on its roads.

Source: Recombu