Finland sees electric car registrations outnumber diesel registrations for the first time

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Electric vehicle (EV) adoption in the Scandinavian country of Norway is the highest in the world, with the number of EVs now outnumbering gas-powered vehicles.

Not wanting to be left behind, neighbouring Finland has now seen new EV registrations outnumber diesel registrations for the first time last month.

According to data from Statistics Finland, there were a total of 1,055 registrations of new fully electric vehicles in June, an increase of 780 compared to the same month last year.

That big jump was enough to push it ahead of diesel vehicle registrations, which amounted to 1,029 last month. Unlike EVs which grew in popularity, diesel registrations were down 310 from last year.

Plug-in hybrids were also popular in Finland, with 1,910 registered last month. But it wasn’t enough to outnumber petrol powered cars, which had 5,810 registrations in June.

A recent survey in Finland shows that while fossil fuel burning cars remain popular, EVs are gaining ground. In a survey by the Information Centre of Road Transport and reported by the Helsinki Times, more than 40% of respondents said they would consider an EV for their next purchase.

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