Driving Norse: Electric vehicle policies in Norway

In Norway, the number of new car registrations that are EVs is now over 50%. Norway’s success has been driven by government leadership, creating a policy environment to drive a large-scale and sustainable shift to EV use. There are lessons here for Australia.



Australian EV sales last year were only about 0.2 per cent of the total compared with just under 2 per cent globally. This briefing note explores Norwegian policies as a useful roadmap for OECD members suffering from low uptake, such as Australia.

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  • Olasunkanmi Olusogo Olagunju
    commented 2019-09-22 09:19:03 +1000
    This is a great innovation for Norway, This will help reinforce sustainable climate protection. But could be the likely effects of this policy on the third-world countries?