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Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in Norway

Norwegian Post orders 29 Volvo electric trucks

The Norwegian Postal Service has ordered 29 electric trucks from Volvo Trucks—one of the truck-maker’s largest ever in Europe. The order follows an earlier one for three electric trucks. Volvo Trucks will deliver a total of 32 electric and 13 biogas-fueled trucks to Norwegian Post in 2022. The order includes different two- and three-axle configurations… Read more »

Oslo transit agency orders 183 Solaris Urbino 18 electric buses

As US cities experiment with electric bus pilots, one transit agency in Norway is already replacing its existing e-buses with next-generation models. Oslo transit agency Unibuss has ordered 183 Solaris Urbino 18 electric buses in a deal worth approximately €100 million ($115 million). Poland-based Solaris has been selling buses to Unibuss since 2006. The Norwegian… Read more »

Tesla Model Y launch helps Norway reach 72% EV market share

Tesla’s Model Y is hitting Europe like an electrical storm. In Norway, it became the best-selling vehicle (yes, of any kind) within a week of beginning deliveries. The Vikings’ buying spree pushed EV sales to a new monthly record: 72% of the total auto market in August, compared to 64% in July. Adding PHEVs and… Read more »

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 »