Norway to sell only EVs and PHEVs by 2025

The Norwegian government has announced its ambitious plans to reduce vehicle emissions, including a goal to have all new cars sold by 2025 to be electric, hydrogen-powered or plug-in hybrids.
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According to a new report by elbil, Norway's authorities are driving a push for vehicles with lower emissions and will continue to bring in new incentives to get its people into cleaner cars - Australian government please take note.

There are several zero-emissions incentives already in place, including access to bus lanes, lower road tax, free municipal parking and no charges on toll roads or ferries.


Above: BMW i3

In 2015, EVs had a 22 per cent market share in Norway and are forecast to hold 30 per cent in 2020.

To cater for the ever-increasing numbers of electric vehicles on its roads, the Norwegian government has launched a program to fund the installation of at least two multi-standard fast-charging stations for 50km on all major roads by the end of 2017.

By 2020 the country hopes to have one charging point for every 10 electric cars - which means around 25,000 chargers if EV sales reaches Norway's forecast 250,000 EVs by the end of the decade.

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