|Authors:||Daniel Ruben Pinchasik, Inger Beate Hovi, Erik Figenbaum|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1964-0|
While battery-electric passenger cars now make up the majority of new car sales in Norway and electric vans are quickly gaining market share, the electrification of truck transport is still in an earlier phase. After the first series-produced battery-electric trucks were introduced on the Norwegian market in June 2020, their adoption has accelerated, amounting to 75 trucks in August 2021 and 231 by August 2022. This report synthesizes the first relevant user experiences that may influence further vehicle adoption, based on interviews performed up to the summer of 2021. Feedback indicates that the adoption of electric trucks has largely been strategic and affected by (previously limited) model availability. With some adjustments in operations, much of local and regional transport can be operated with existing battery-electric vehicle technology. User experiences have largely been positive, with some exceptions and particular improvement areas. Efficient operation and larger-scale adoption requires access to fast chargers, range improvements, towbars, and stable, predictable and longer-term framework conditions.