Is 2019 The Year Electric Cars Take Off In America?

With 4,313 miles separating Norway from our Kansas City car dealerships, it’s safe to assume many things are different between us. What may come as a surprise is this little nugget of truth: the tiny country of Norway – whose population rounds out to be 5.3 million – has more electric vehicles on the road than the entirety of America! Roughly 31% of all vehicles sold and registered in Norway last year were EVs; when you factor in hybrid cars, that number hits nearly 50%. Wow.

So, what’s the deal? After selling over 360,000 zero-emission vehicles last year, America is on track to catch up to the Norwegians — and 2019 might be the year where EVs, alternative-fuel vehicles, and PHEVs kick into high gear. Here are some of the upcoming technologies and new electric cars that should be on your radar in 2019.

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