Oil is hard to quit even in Norway


After years of subsidies, more than a fifth of Norway’s automobile fleet is now battery powered. As a result, petrol use has fallen by 37% since 2013, according to data from Eurostat. — Bloomberg

AT a Circle K service station outside of Kongsberg, Norway, electric car charging stands outnumber petrol pumps.

It’s a scene that is steadily being replicated all over the Nordic country, offering a glimpse of what may be in store for drivers the world over in the years ahead.

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