|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-2135-3|
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Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) reached in 2017 a market share of 20% in Norway, and a fleet share of 5.1%. This impressive development is the result of large incentives and a stable long term BEV-policy, but not nearly enough to meet the Parliaments target of only selling zero emission vehicles by 2025. Up to 2018, the main BEV user group has been multi-vehicle households replacing one vehicle. After 2025 all single vehicle households must buy BEVs, and BEVs must replace all vehicles in multi-vehicle households. A flow of new BEVs with longer range coming on the market the coming years will aid, but traffic on peak travel days can become a major barrier. It may not be economic to build out charging infrastructure capacity to absorb these peaks. Users will thus confront a trade-off between daily cost and time savings and longer stops and charging queues on long distances.