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Old 8th January 2018, 18:14   #1
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Default Norway: EVs & Hybrids make up 52% of car sales!

According to the total number of registrations in 2017, the electric vehicles, including battery electric vehicles (BEV) and hybrid vehicles contributed to 52% of the overall sales in Norway. The same number stood at 40% in 2016.

The Norwegian government offers incentives to buyers of BEV and hybrid vehicles in the form of subsidies, free parking and tolls, and other incentives. This is reflected in the list of top three cars on sale as well, which were the Volkswagen Golf, Toyota RAV4 and the Tesla model X. The first two offer hybrid variants while the Tesla is a fully electric vehicle. Further, over 1 in every 5 cars sold in Norway is now a zero-emission vehicle.

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), in terms of electric car sales, Norway was leading other countries like the Netherlands, Sweden, China, France and Britain by a big margin. The electric car sales stood at 39% in Norway, while Netherlands was in second placed at 6.4%.

Last year, the government of Norway declared that all cars should be zero emission vehicles by 2025. Other countries including the UK, France and China have come up with similar bans, while Germany is also considering the same. India has also been working on a draft to accelerate the adoption of electric cars. However, the high import duties and lack of infrastructure are the largest deterrents to the various manufacturers selling BEVs in the country.

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Default re: Norway: EVs & Hybrids make up 52% of car sales!

Yup, its the push by Govt. thats driving this purchase pattern. A related video -

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Very nice, all the developing countries should get ready for old battery dumping once they are depleted.
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This is a sign of the times and the direction automobiles will eventually take. Norway's electricity production is 98% from hydro-power which makes eminent sense to move to PHEV or BEV type automobiles. An interesting parallel can be drawn of steam locomotives v/s electrics & diesels. UK stopped production of steam locomotives in 1960. India stopped 12 years later in 1972. UK ended steam loco operations in the early 1980s; India stopped broad gauge stem operations in 1995. Again roughly 12 years later or so. I wonder if by 2030 all ICE manufacture will end in India? Scandinavia is often times 5 to 10 years ahead of Europe in trends; Europe is 5 to 10 years ahead of India. ~20 years hence seems a likely possibility for us to be primarily on a electric band wagon. It seems to tally with the British policy aim of 2040.

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Good. Remember Norway is a small country, so the distance/range limitations really do not matter. In any case hey have taken the lead - excellent. They will be a good advert.
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I wonder how many people will be able to afford a car once Norway runs out of oil. Don't forget that it's an oil exporter, pollute elsewhere but NIMBY (not in my backyard). They can use their whaling fleet to dump the batteries far from their territory when the time comes.
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That's a huge number. Agreed that Norway is a small country, the steps towards electrification started over 20 years ago. The country is reaping the benefits of its decisions. They have developed one of the most extensive network of charging stations in the world.

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The Norwegian government offers incentives to buyers of BEV and hybrid vehicles in the form of subsidies, free parking and tolls, and other incentives.
Adding to the list, all-electric cars and utility vans are exempt in Norway from all non-recurring vehicle fees, including purchase taxes, which are extremely high for ordinary cars, and 25% VAT on purchase (Source - Wikipedia). They can also get access to the public bus lanes.

India is in dire need to curb pollution right now. It's good that the Government is promoting the electric vehicles in India, but doing so at the cost of hybrid vehicles isn't right. Even Norway's 2 top selling vehicles are hybrids.
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