World will follow Norway's lead on electric cars, minister says

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When it comes to electric-car adoption, Norway is unique. Europe Norway plug-in cars transportation policyElectric cars make up a larger share of new-car sales in the Scandinavian country than anywhere, thanks to a very particular combination of factors. On average, most Norwegians drive short distances, meaning the relatively short ranges of the first crop of modern electric cars were never as.

Renault delivered its 100,000th electric car on Friday, in Norway

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Europe Renault sales Norway plug-in cars Renault ZoeFrench automaker Renault hasn't sold nearly as many electric cars as its alliance partner Nissan. But Renault has steadily increased its electric-car sales volumes, particularly in Europe, with its main focus on the subcompact Zoe hatchback. That allowed the company to pass a notable milestone recently. DON'T MISS: Nissan and Renault together now.

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World's largest fast-charging site opens in Norway: 28 electric cars can charge, all standards included

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Norway has once again proven to be the friendliest place in the world for electric cars. Norway plug-in cars charging ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS The country where plug-in cars make up a higher proportion of new-car sales than any other now also boasts the world's largest single DC fast-charging site. It's located in Nebbenes, a rural town about 40 miles from the Norwegian capital of Oslo.

What can we learn from electric-car owners in Norway (more than 100K of them)?

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Thanks to a combination of government incentives and public enthusiasm, electric cars make up a higher portion of new-car sales in Norway than in any other country. That makes Norway possibly the best place in the world to. Europe Norway Study plug-in carsAs of May, there were more than 105,000 plug-in electric cars registered in the Scandinavian country of 5 million people.

Half of Norway's new-car sales are now hybrids or electrics

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Norway has achieved yet another milestone in electric-car sales. Europe sales Plug-In Hybrids Norway New car sales plug-in carsThe Scandinavian country may be the friendliest for electric cars in the world, thanks to a combination of aggressive incentives, well-developed charging infrastructure, and a citizenry committed to lowering carbon emissions. Thanks to this unique array of circumstances, electric.

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How serious is Norway about climate change? So much that its streetlights self-dim

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Along a 5.5-mile stretch of road in Hole, Norway, smart streetlights automatically dim when nobody's around—then come back to full power when a car, pedestrian, or other object approaches. emissions global warming Norway climate change carbon dioxide youtube lightingAs children, we're all taught to turn off the lights behind us as we leave an empty room. But it seems Norwegians have taken that lesson one step further.

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World's largest electric-car charging site in parking facility: in Norway, of course (video)

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parking Norway plug-in cars charging infrastructure Charging stationsParking garages often aren't very well-lit, and a video tour of one may not sound like a particularly enjoyable way to spend time.

Half of all new cars sold in Norway last year are electric or hybrid, as diesel ebbs fast

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Norway was one of the earliest nations to set a coherent and broad-based national plan to cut its carbon emissions, and then stick to it. emissions sales global warming Norway climate change New car salesFor road transport, it plans to phase out sales of cars with internal-combustion engines by 2025 using a variety of carrots (financial incentives and special privileges) and sticks (very high taxes on.

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Hydrogenics to provide fuel cell systems for four Scandia fuel-cell trucks in Norway

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Hydrogenics Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, has been awarded a contract to deliver four HyPM-HD90 fuel cell systems to be integrated into Scania hydrogen trucks owned and operated by ASKO, Norway’s largest grocery wholesaler. —Jørn Arvid Endresen, CEO of ASKO Mid Norway.

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One Percent Of Norway's Cars Are Already Plug-In Electrics

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Overshadowed by their spectacular sales success in March, electric vehicles hit a momentous milestone in Norway last month. Fully one percent of Norway''s passenger-car fleet now consists of battery electric vehicles. And this isn''t a case of rounding up, either – this is a full 1 percent. As reported by Norwegian website Gronn Bil ("Green

Norway's Electric Cars: Already Too Popular?

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Thanks to supportive government policies and relatively short average commuting distances, Norway has become the friendliest place in the world for plug-in cars. Is it possible for electric cars to be too popular? Now, there may be too many of them on the country''s roads. The country is starting to have more electric cars than it can handle

Strong demand for Opel Ampera-e in Norway moves up launch date

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Europe General Motors Opel Norway plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Opel Ampera-eJust as the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car is launching in North America, its European cousin is beginning deliveries across the Atlantic. In Europe, General Motors markets the U.S.-built built Bolt EV as virtually identical Opel Ampera-e under its German Opel brand. An example of what is known in the industry as "badge engineering," the Ampera-e.

Tesla Taxis In Holland Follow Norway In All-Electric Green Cabs

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Model S taxis are already operating Norway--where generous electric-car incentives make the Tesla one of the country''s best-selling vehicles--and now Holland is following Norway''s The Tesla Model S electric car has garnered plenty of praise from individual owners, but a handful of operators are finding that it works pretty well as a taxi, too.

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Norway under pressure to cut EV incentives

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Booming electric car sales are becoming an increasing problem for commuters in Norway it is claimed.

UK to ban diesel, gasoline car sales by 2040; follows France, Norway, Holland bans

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The initiative closely follows a similar announcement from France, which also declared 2040 as the year it will phase out fossil-fuel vehicles Norway and the Netherlands have also. The United Kingdom will follow in the footsteps of some European countries as it announced plans to ban the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered cars by the year 2040.

Electric Cars: 12 Percent Of All New-Car Sales In Norway Last Month

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Norway loves electric cars. So much so that last month, over a tenth of all the new cars sold had a plug. When the figure in other countries worldwide is usually in the fractions of a percent range, you''ll be aware how significant that number is.

Tesla Model S fire in Norway caused by short circuit in car

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fire battery pack Norway Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla SuperchargerThe topic of electric cars and fires is a fraught one, not helped by the recent spate of videos of cheap Chinese hoverboards in flames. Any fire in an electric car tends to make headlines, regardless of whether the facts have been established. Now we have the results of an investigation into the New Year's Day fire that ignited in a Tesla Model S.

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Tesla Model S Was Best-Selling Car In Norway For September

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Well, here''s a first: The best-selling car in Norway is the Tesla Model S. Silicon Valley startup electric-car maker Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] sold 616 Tesla Model S cars in Norway last month Not the best-selling electric car. Not the best-selling car with a plug. For the month of September, the Tesla Model S was the best-selling car, period.

DOE: 23.5% of vehicles sold in Norway in 2016 were plug-ins; highest market penetration in Europe

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Nearly one of every four vehicles sold in Norway in 2016 was a PEV (23.5%), giving the country the highest plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market penetration of European countries, according to figures from Argonne National Laboratory.

How Much Is Norway Paying To Promote Electric Cars?

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With electric cars taking up 3 percent of the market for new car sales in a country of only five million people, Norway is one of the most electric car-friendly countries on the planet.

Norway: The Friendliest Place In The World For Electric Cars

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in the Scandinavian country of Norway. Just last week, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] opened its first Supercharger fast-charge stations outside the U.S.--in With just six stations and 46 charging points, 90 percent of Norwegians live within 200 miles of a Supercharger--well within the 265-mile EPA range of a Model S sedan. The first one of those outside

Norway proposes electric car tax that could affect Tesla significantly

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Norway is likely the friendliest place on Earth for electric cars. However, Norway's latest taxation proposal could have serious implications for Tesla in the near future. Europe Norway plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The government's generous incentives and perks have led to an electric-car boom, and the country is now Silicon Valley automaker Tesla's third-largest market.

If autonomous electric cars are coming, why not ships too?

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In an effort to cut congestion on its roads, the country of Norway is experimenting with the idea of autonomous, electric ships to replace large semi trucks, reports Gas2. Norway Autonomous cars cargo ships BoatsVehicle engineering and development focuses heavily on passenger cars and light trucks, but what about other forms of transportation?


Tesla Hacking, i-MiEV Driven, Norway's Zero-Emission-Car Plan: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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What's Norway's ambitious plan to get rid of gasoline cars altogether? And, who's talking up electric cars in the pickup-heavy heartland of Oklahoma oil country? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, August 7, 2015.

Europe's First Six Tesla Superchargers Now Live In Norway

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The first Tesla Supercharger fast-charging stations are now up and running in Europe''s capital for electric cars, Norway. Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] announced via its Twitter feed that 90 percent of Norwegians now live within 200 miles of a Supercharger station--well within the 265-mile range of a Model S. Six stations have sprung up in the country

Envy The Man Who Owns Seven Tesla Electric Cars (In Norway)

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Norway is known for its love of electric cars, but there''s one Norwegian who loves them more than most. A recent Tesla Motors blog post tells the story of a "superowner" in the Scandinavian who not only has a Model S, but also six Roadster sports cars--apparently more Tesla electric cars than any other person on the planet. Jens Kratholm is an

Nissan LEAF electric car tops sales chart in Norway

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The reign of the electric car remains strong in the key European market of Norway, where the Nissan LEAF was the best-selling car of October. Nissan’s first fully electric supermini claimed 6 per cent of the total passenger vehicle market in the country last month.

Nissan Leaf Bumps Tesla Model S To Top Norway Oct Sales Charts

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The Tesla Model S is no longer Norway''s best-selling car--but that title still belongs to an electric car. For the month of October, the Nissan Leaf was Norway''s best-selling car, Reuters reports, with 716 cars sold. percent of all new cars sold in Norway in September--and 3.2 The Leaf accounted for 5.6 percent for the year so far. That makes it

Norway confirms electric car incentives until 2018

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Norway has decided to guarantee its package of support measures for electric cars until at least 2018. A leading country in Europe for electric car uptake, Norway’s decision provides an important boost to the fledgling EV industry, which suffers from doubt over the longevity of support measures in other countries. Electric cars electric car Norway

Mercedes EQC electric SUV reservations open in Norway, for 2019 delivery

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The country of Norway has been among the most ardent in urging drivers to buy zero-emission vehicles, offering a friendly market in which automakers can launch new electric cars. In fact, Norway was the first nations to announce a ban on the sale of new vehicles powered by fossil fuels; it's due to take effect after 2025. Europe Future Cars Daimler Norway plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

AID reports Tesla Model S top-selling car in Norway in first 2 weeks in September

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After less than two months in the market, the Tesla Model S topped Norway’s best-sellers’ list during the opening two weeks of this month, comfortably outselling all other cars, regardless of fuel type, according to industry newsletter Automotive Industry Data (AID). of all the new cars sold in Norway.

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Tesla Model S Sets Record For Single-Month Sales In Norway

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In the last few years of electric car sales, the only records cars have been breaking are their own. Nissan, for example, has just had its best March ever for Leaf sales. And we know that global electric car sales have doubled each year for the past few years. But now, reports The Wall Street Journal, one electric car has broken an all-time sales

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Electrics, hybrids soar in Norway, China; Ford F-150 diesel; gas mileage flat; E30 ethanol? Today's Car News

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Today, news from Norway about electric cars (and streetlights), gas mileage stuck in a rut, a new wrinkle on ethanol, and a new diesel for the Ford F-150 pickup truck promises higher fuel efficiency. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, as we do every seven days, we ran down last week's most important green-car stories. Today in Car News

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Ferry For Bay Area, Electric Ferry In Norway

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Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles are beginning to hit California roads in small numbers, and soon one or more will be traversing its waters too. Sandia National Laboratories and the Red and White Fleet ferry company plan to operate a "high-speed" hydrogen fuel-cell ferry boat in the San Francisco Bay Area. The project will also require the world's. California hydrogen san francisco hydrogen fuel cell Boats

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Nissan LEAF best selling car in Norway in October

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The Nissan LEAF has for the first time claimed the number one spot in Norway’s passenger car sales chart. October 2013 Sales in Norway. Norway has been the center of the electric vehicle market in Europe for some time, with a package of incentives including zero VAT and zero road tax for electric vehicles. Tesla’s Model S spiked as the top seller in Norway in September.

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Which countries have plans for all new cars to be electric, and when?

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India Germany Norway New car sales plug-in cars The Netherlands transportation policyPlug-in electric cars currently make up a fairly small percentage of the millions of new vehicles sold globally. But within the next two decades, they may be the only new cars available for sale in certain countries. Multiple countries have announced plans to end the sale of new internal-combustion cars as a way to cut carbon emissions. DON'T.

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Cars To Vanish From Downtown Oslo Before 2020

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Norway has firmly established itself as the most friendly country in the world for electric cars. DON'T MISS: Norway's Goal: All New Cars Will Be. emissions Norway plug-in cars car free cities cities transportation policyCars with plugs account for a higher percentage of sales there than anywhere else. But the Scandinavian may soon take even more aggressive steps to reduce its transportation-related carbon emissions.

Volvo receives order for 25 electric buses from Trondheim, Norway

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With the acquisition by operator Tide Buss of a total of 35 electric buses, including the 25 Volvo buses, Trondheim will have the largest electric bus fleet in Norway. Tide Buss has placed an order for 25 Volvo 7900 Electric buses for the city of Trondheim, Norway—the company’s largest order yet for its fully electric buses. The electric buses from Volvo will run on four routes in Trondheim, covering distances of between 12 and 15 km each, with operations due to start in August 2019.

Norwegian Electric-Car Club's Scenic Driving Video: Surprise Hit

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Thanks to aggressive government incentives and substantial charging infrastructure, Norway has the highest number of electric cars per capita of any country in the world. Videos Norway plug-in cars

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EV maker Think files for bankruptcy in Norway

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EV maker Think Global AS filed for bankruptcy Wednesday in Norway after failed attempts at recapitalization and restructuring. Although Think North America is a separate entity, it is financially supported by headquarters in Norway. Automotive News Europe. This is the fourth time Think has collapsed financially in its 20-year history. “We