Norway Stories October 13

We reported earlier this week that Norway’s government is proposing a new electric vehicle tax that is being dubbed the ‘Tesla Tax’ since it affects heavier electric cars.

Local EV buyers are bracing for impact and Tesla naysayers are already calling it the end of the company’s success in the important market, but it’s not as simple. expand full story

Norway Stories October 11

Norway’s electric vehicle incentives have made the country the number one market for EV adoption per capita with no close second.

It has been especially good to Tesla and became the automaker’s third biggest market despite its relatively small population size.

In an interesting turn, Norway is now suggesting a new tax that could potentially affect Tesla in the country. expand full story

Norway Stories October 6

Last month, we reported that Tesla was on track for record deliveries in Norway as its electric car market soars. As it turns out, Tesla crushed the record and now Norway confirmed that their new passenger car registrations hit the lowest CO2 emissions ever. expand full story

Norway Stories September 25

Norway has always been an important market for Tesla thanks to the country’s aggressive electric car incentives, but it’s quite apparently still growing.

Tesla is now on track for a record month of deliveries to close the quarter strong in the country. expand full story

Norway Stories September 8

Norway has been a leader in electric car adoption for years now, but this year brought them to a new level as they keep beating new records with electric cars reaching a record 42% of Norway’s total new car sales in June.

The electric car market was also interesting last month with Volkswagen delivering a record 996 all-electric VW e-Golfs in the country. expand full story

Norway Stories July 4

While most countries have difficulties making electric cars reach 2% or 3% of their total car sales, Norway keeps pushing the bar higher and higher.

Last month was another record month for the country with electric cars representing 42% of its new vehicles being registered. expand full story

Norway Stories February 15

We were talking just the other day about how slow it is to change the automotive market because of its gigantic size. With around 2 billion cars on the roads around the world and an annual production capacity of roughly 100 million cars, it takes 20 years to update the global fleet. It means that once all new cars sold are equipped with a new technology, like electric propulsion, it can take up to 20 years to refresh the fleet.

Of course, some markets will get there before others. Electric vehicles currently have difficulties reaching 3% market share in most countries. Norway has long been the exception to the rule and it is now breaking more market share records. expand full story

Norway Stories December 13, 2016

Norway, a global leader in electric vehicle adoption, announced that it reached the milestone of 100,000 all-electric vehicles on the roads – something only a few countries can claim and certainly none of the size of Norway (~5.2 million people). It’s important to note here that we are talking about all-electric zero-emission vehicles (BEVs) and not just plug-in vehicles.

Despite this important milestone and being the global leader, BEVs only represent 3% of the vehicles on the road in Norway. The country has one of the most aggressive timelines to convert its entire fleet to zero-emission and it hopes its electric vehicle policies will inspire other countries, but the exploit also highlights how difficult it is to convert a national car fleet. expand full story

Norway Stories November 9, 2016

Norway’s generous electric vehicle incentives helped the country become the top EV market per capita in the world. The government was set to phase out some of the incentives, like the exemption of the 25% VAT, but Norwegian news now reports that they passed an initiative to keep the VAT exemption for electric vehicles until 2020. expand full story

Norway Stories July 5, 2016

Norway is still moving down the list of Tesla’s top-selling markets with another disappointing quarter in deliveries for the Model S. The market was the automaker’s biggest in Europe with about 8% of its total worldwide deliveries last year. expand full story

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