Norway is leading the world’s electric vehicle market, having registered its 50,000th electric car in April of this year. In the first quarter of 2015, 8,112 plug-in electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) vehicles were sold in Norway, accounting for a third of the country’s total vehicle registrations, according to IHS Automotive.

While 14,832 electric vehicles were registered in the United States in Q1 of 2015, that number represents only 0.8% of all the vehicles registered in the U.S., compared to Norway’s 33.1%.

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