The Volkswagen Golf has been a huge success story for Volkswagen. The Golf is a Goldilocks car. Not too big, not too small. Not too expensive, not too cheap. Not too fancy, not too plain. And when diesel engines ruled car sales in Europe — promoted by aggressive government policies after the OPEC embargoes in the 70s — the Volkswagen Golf TDI diesel was the most popular choice for Europeans. In Norway, the Golf was the best selling car for ten years in a row from 2008 until 2o017 and 90% had the diesel engine option.
ut things have changed, once again due to aggressive policies at the national level. Today, no Norwegians are buying diesel Golfs. Instead, 97% of new Golfs sold in Norway are electrics. The shift is so dramatic that Voo lkswagen no longer sells the Golf with a diesel engine in Norway.cleantechnica New Data From Norway Shows Rapid Transition From Diesel To Electric