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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 »

EU approves Norway’s EV incentives

Norway celebrated the delivery of its 50,000th EV last week, as an EU agency ruled that the country’s generous economic incentives are in compliance with European competition rules. Norway’s many measures to promote elbiler, which include exemptions from taxes and tolls, free parking and charging, and access to priority lanes, had been under review by… Read more »

Model S is now Norway’s best-selling car

Tesla’s Model S reached yet another milestone in September, becoming the top-selling car in Norway for the month. Yes, that’s the top-selling car – gas, electric or otherwise. The luxury sedan’s market share in Norway reached 5.1 percent last month, elbowing the legacy VW Golf into second place with 4.6 percent. In fact, demand for… Read more »

Tesla Supercharger network goes live in Norway

Tesla unveiled the first phase of its European Supercharger network this week, charging up six stations in Norway, the continent’s current EV capital. The strategically sited Superchargers cover Norway’s busiest highways, linking the capital, Oslo, with Trondheim, Kristiansand, Stavanger and Gol, and are located near amenities like roadside diners and shopping centers. According to Tesla,… Read more »

VIDEO: Nissan LEAF is now the second-best-selling car in Norway

The LEAF made history in April by taking the number two spot in overall auto sales in Norway, second only to the immensely popular VW Golf. Nissan’s electric hatchback has been a smash since it went on sale in the Nordic country 18 months ago – it has sold over 4,500 units, making it #13… Read more »

Rolls-Royce to supply Azipull propulsion system for Norway’s electric ferry of the future

Rolls-Royce plc has signed a contract to deliver its Azipull propulsion and control system for the battery-powered “ferry of the future.” The new vessel is being built at the Fjellstrand yard in Norway, and will go into service in 2015 on the route between Lavik and Oppedal, across the Sognefjord, operated by Norwegian transport company… Read more »