30 Nov '13, 9pm

Top-Selling Cars In Norway Now Electric Cars (Two Months In A Row) -- 4 Reasons Why

Top-Selling Cars In Norway Now Electric Cars (Two Months In A Row) -- 4 Reasons Why

. Francisco and others did note that Norway has some noteworthy incentives for electric vehicles. It actually doesn’t have rebates or tax credits for EVs (the key incentive used by the US, the UK, France, Spain, and several other countries). However, EVs are exempt from Norway’s rather hefty VAT and sales taxes. Furthermore, what seem to be the biggest incentives for Norwegian EV drivers (based on EV driver surveys) are free access to toll roads and access to bus lanes (see the chart above). Outside of these strong incentives, there are also free parking (ranked quite high in importance), free charging, and free ferry incentives; and a low annual road fee (ranked quite high in importance). However, one of Francisco’s main points was that such incentives are available in many other places, so these don’t explain why Norway is so far ahead of other countries. (Nonetheless, t...

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