|Erik Figenbaum, Marika Kolbenstvedt
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The report presents two analyses of the Norwegian Electric Vehicle (EV) story. The first one is using the multi-level perspective (MLP) framework to investigate how the interaction of events in and between the niche, regime and landscape levels, shaped the Norwegian EV policies that led to the world’s fastest diffusion of EVs. The second one looks at user adoption from a socio-technical perspective. A long-term evolving political framework built up piece by piece by many actors and with an ability to maintain stability and focus over long time periods, seem to be ways to success. EVs qualities, incentives giving relative advantages and increased availability of vehicles were effective diffusion mechanisms. The process started in urban regions but is now covering other locations as well. Technology development leading to longer range and lower prices should make it easier for other countries to choose between the many incentives tested in Norway and develop their own packages.