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Eight of the top 10 cars sold in Norway are electrified

If you’re wondering how quickly EVs could take over from legacy vehicles, you might look at early adopter Norway, where plug-ins now represent 33% of all auto sales. Of the top 10 cars sold in the country in May, only two were non-electrified models. The Norwegian plug-in market continued its steady rise in May, growing… Read more »

CLEVER and E.ON partner to deploy 150 kW chargers in Norway

Denmark-based network operator CLEVER and electric utility E.ON have partnered with gas station chain YX to install ultra-fast charging stations at 20 service stations across Norway. The chargers’ 150 kW power level enables recharging of a 400 km-range battery in 20-30 minutes. They feature a modular design, and can be upgraded to 350 kW in… Read more »

Scandinavian EV sales – never better in Norway, dead in Denmark

Norway is the world’s undisputed EV capital (see the current issue of Charged for a feature on EV-spotting in Oslo), and plug-in sales figures there continue to balloon. However, her Nordic neighbors present a much more mixed picture. Sales of EV and PHEVs set a new record in the first half of 2016, according to… Read more »

Fortum Charge & Drive building fast charging corridors in Norway

Fortum Charge & Drive, which operates a network of over 812 affiliated smart chargers in the Nordic countries, is hard at work building charging corridors along the highways of Norway, the world’s EV capital. By the end of this year, Fortum will offer charging stations with CCS/CHAdeMO fast charging capabilities every 31 miles along the… Read more »

Insights into EV ownership from Norway

Anyone needing data on how electric drivers use their vehicles would be well-advised to look to Norway, the world’s undisputed EV capital. As of May, there were over 105,000 plug-in vehicles registered in the country. A recent survey of 8,000 vehicle owners by the Norwegian Institute of Transport Economics found a number of insights that… Read more »

Norway considers gas-powered car ban by 2025

The Norwegian government is considering a measure that would ban the sale of gas-powered cars by the year 2025. The newspaper Dagens Næringsliv recently reported that the country’s four largest political parties had agreed to enact the ban, but Aftenposten later clarified that the measure is still under discussion, and that the two right-leaning parties… Read more »

Tesla finds short circuit caused Norway Model S fire, updates software to enhance safety

An investigation by Tesla has determined that the January fire that destroyed a Model S while it was charging at a Supercharger station in Norway was caused by a short circuit in the vehicle’s electrical distribution box, according to Norwegian news site VG. “The cause was a short circuit in the distribution box in the car,”… Read more »

6 EV infrastructure lessons we can learn from Norway

“When you get off the plane in Oslo, Norway, it is like entering fairytale land for people in the EV industry,” says Rami Syväri of charging network operator Fortum. Thanks to hefty government incentives – including zero import taxes, charging incentives and bus lane access – Norway has quickly catapulted its EV market from early-adopter… Read more »

Fortum to install 77 DC fast chargers in Norway

Fortum, a charging network operator with an empire of over 450 public charging stations in the Nordic nations, has won a grant to deploy charging stations along six transport corridors in Norway. The 1.1-million euro deal calls for 77 DC fast chargers to be installed in 44 different locations. Fortum will establish charging locations every… Read more »

Norway and Netherlands lead in plug-in vehicle market share, Koreans feeling left out

It’s no surprise that EV usage is growing much faster in some countries than in others. A recent report from IHS Automotive comparing EV uptake in eight of the world’s most advanced economies shows huge differences not only in the market share of plug-in vehicles, but also in the specific models favored by consumers. Most… Read more »