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Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in Norway

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 »

European EV sales – a very different selection from the US

The US and European auto markets differ in several significant ways, so it’s not surprising that the sales figures for the various plug-in models available look quite different across the water. One of the biggest differences is size. We Americans love our pickups and SUVs, while Europeans love cute little cars that would be laughed… Read more »

Norwegian electric ferry sails past six-month milestone

Electrovaya Inc. has announced that the KF Hisarøy electric cable ferry has now been sailing between Mjånes and Hisarøy in Norway daily for six months, with flawless operation over the wintry seas. The KF Hisarøy, which is built to carry 49 passengers and 6 cars, operates approximately 10 round trips per day between the mainland… 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 »