The way that Norway gets its energy as a nation is also sustainable and eco-friendly - 90% of the electricity generated in the country comes from hydropower, and 10% is from wind power. Road transport dominates the transport sector in Norway, where a population of almost five and a half million lives within 385 thousand square meters. 2.9 million passenger cars are in use, so that's 531 cars per 1,000 inhabitants.
Stein-Helge Mundal, a representative of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, said, "Euro NCAP membership is a very straightforward decision. Due to the fast development and increase of new safety-related technologies in vehicles, we would like to be more involved and contribute to a platform where new safety technologies are discussed and assessed. We believe we can bring much from Euro NCAP back home to Norwegian road users and consumers."
NPRA is responsible for road traffic safety in Norway and has set an ambitious goal of zero deaths and severely injured road users by 2050. It can surely learn a thing or two by collaborating with Euro NCAP. The organization will also support smarter European mobility by sharing its knowledge.