|Authors:||Lasse Fridstrøm, Vegard Østli|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1085-2|
Since 2007, the Norwegian vehicle purchase tax includes a large CO2 emission component. At the same time, generous privileges are granted to battery electric vehicles. Continued application of the purchase tax instrument may halve the fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from Norwegian cars within two or three decades. While not pretending to present a full cost-benefit analysis, in which the subjective loss of utility to consumers would have to be included, we set out to calculate the gross and net resource cost in a long term perspective, i. e. towards the 2050 horizon.