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Electromobility in Norway – potensial and challenges

Authors: Erik Figenbaum, Marika Kolbenstvedt
Report nr: 1276/2013
ISBN: 978-82-480-1453-9
ISBN (digital version): 978-82-480-1452-2
Language: Norwegian
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The Norwegian Electrical Vehicle (EV)-policy, with its many incentives and the establishment of Transnova, a government body giving financial support to the establishment of public charging facilities, have made it possible for consumers to buy EVs and reduced the barriers for E-mobility. Norwegians were ready to buy EVs when the big automakers launched their models into the Norwegian market. The share of EVs in the new car market in Norway is the largest in the world. EVs are typically bought by men in multi-car households located in the largest City-regions. They are most often used for driving to work. The province of Akershus is the province with the highest EV-share, largely because EV drivers have access to the bus-lanes and they do not have to pay the tolls to get into Oslo city. It is likely that EV-drivers will continue to use EVs in the future and it seems that range is less of an issue for the existing drivers than expected. Most daily trips are within the range capability of modern EVs. The EV-trips in general replaces trips with ICE-vehicles but also in some cases public transport. Fleets are lagging behind private consumers in EV-application. Modifying the extensive Norwegian EV-incentives as E-mobility enters the market expansion phase will be major challenge.


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