|Authors:||Inga Margrete Ydersbond|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-2173-5|
Full report - in Norwegian only
In order for Norwegian municipalities to contribute with their share in reducing national greenhouse gas emissions, an important strategy is replacing fossil fueled cars with electric cars. This study examines the drivers and barriers for investment in electric cars in 14 municipalities in Hedmark and Oppland, and their experiences with municipal electric cars. Important drivers have been political signals, that electric cars are economically beneficial, their improved driving range and standard, and that entrepreneurial employees have worked for electric cars. Important barriers include the need for cars with four-wheel drive, fear that the driving range will not suffice, limited knowledge about electric cars and structural conditions such as the length of existing leasing contracts. The municipalities generally have positive experiences with their electric cars: they are comfortable, economic, and are easy to drive. Many municipalities will increase their share of electric cars in the coming years.