Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in Norway

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 »

Nordic plug-in market soars in Q1 2016

13,896 new plug-in vehicles hit the roads of Scandinavia in the first quarter of 2016. Both Norway and Finland had their best-selling quarters to date. However, sales in Denmark stalled as the government phased out tax breaks. As reported by auto industry publication Insero Quarterly, EVs are still outselling PHEVs, but the latter are closing… 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 »

Norwegian postal service orders 240 electric Renault Kangoos

Posten, the Norwegian postal service, has ordered 240 Renault Kangoo Maxi Z.E.s. The red Renaults will join the company’s existing fleet of 900 EVs (cars, bikes, quadricycles and trailers). The electric version of the Kangoo light-duty commercial van has a typical range of 80 to 125 km. Posten’s Kangoos will mostly be used in high-density… Read more »

Scandinavian charging network expands to Lapland

Reindeer are far from the only way to get around Lapland these days. The Fortum Charge & Drive network, which operates in Norway, Sweden and Finland, will cooperate with Renault to install seven new charging units in the northern region of Finland. The new 22 kW Level 2 chargers will be located along typical tourist… 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 »

Norwegian postal service adds 300 EVs to its fleet

Norwegian postal service Posten Norge plans to add around 300 new EVs to its mail distribution fleet. Renault will supply the bulk of the cars, and Nissan will provide a smaller number.                                 The service already has some 900 EVs in the fleet. Posten Norge’s policy is to use environmentally friendly vehicles in applications where they… 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 »