Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in Norway

DC fast charger for electric boats deployed in Norwegian harbor

Norway is the world’s EV capital, and it’s not just land vehicles that are going electric. A couple of electric utilities and an electric boat manufacturer have teamed up to install a fast charger for boats at the harbor of Floro on the country’s rugged west coast. The new charger uses a high-performance cable and… Read more »

ABB installs its 1,000th DC fast charger in Norway

ABB is one of the world’s major players in the EVSE hardware realm. Since 2010, the Swiss-based multinational has sold more than 17,000 DC fast chargers across 80 countries. The company has the prestigious position of official charging supplier to the FIA Formula E World Championship, which is about to enter its fourth season. The… Read more »

Xpeng’s G3 electric SUV is on its way to Norway

Chinese automakers have long dreamed of the day they would start exporting vehicles to Europe (and North America) in volume. Thanks to the Continent’s burgeoning interest in EVs, that day may be at hand. As Tom Moloughney reports in InsideEVs, the first 100 Xpeng G3s are now aboard a ship, en route to Norway, the… Read more »

UK lags behind Europe on home EV charging speeds

When you think of roadblocks to EV adoption, vision-challenged automakers, uneducated dealerships and SUV-loving consumers make for convenient culprits. However, in many parts of the world, arcane technical and political issues also present major challenges. In the UK, a technical issue having to do with the electrical grid is emerging as a limitation on home… Read more »

Steady growth of Nordic plug-in sales falters

Plug-in vehicle sales in the Nordic countries have been soaring for over two years, setting one sales record after another. However, that trend stalled in the first quarter of this year, Insero reports. In the first three months of 2018, 24,893 plug-in vehicles were sold in Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark, compared to 27,640 sold… Read more »

Nordic EV sales reach new heights

The Nordic countries continue to be the most plugged-in place on the planet. After yet another quarter of record sales, the region now has over 200,000 registered plug-in vehicles. In the third quarter of 2017, 21,965 plug-in vehicles were sold, a 39% increase compared to Q3 2016, Insero Quarterly reports. “In the third quarter we… Read more »

Volvo receives largest-ever order of electric buses for Trondheim, Norway

Transit operator Tide Buss has placed an order for 25 Volvo 7900 Electric buses for the city of Trondheim, Norway, Volvo’s largest-ever order of fully electric buses. Trondheim’s transit agency, AtB, was among the first in Europe to order hybrid buses from Volvo in 2010. The new acquisition will bring Trondheim’s fleet of electric buses… Read more »

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 »

Renault sells its 100,000th EV

Five years since the launch of its first EV, Renault has handed over the keys to its 100,000th electric customer. The milestone vehicle is a Renault ZOE, sold to an Oslo gentleman, who will receive five years of free recharging as a bonus. Renault is Europe’s leading EV-seller, with a 27% market share. In the… 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 »