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While Norway is on a tear to replace its petroleum-powered cars with the electric variety, it may also become the world’s first society to completely electrify. This could come by 2050, says Energi Norge (Energy Norway), an industry interest organization, of the nation of 5.2 million progressively minded souls. Central to Norway’s motivation is the […]

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The long-anticipated redesign for the Nissan Leaf is to be revealed Sept. 6 in Tokyo. According to Pierril Pouret, senior vice president of Nissan in the Nordic Region speaking in Oslo, Norway Monday, Nissan’s mass-market EV will be an all-new design with some cues taken as expected from the IDS concept (pictured). “This will be […]

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Last week Norway celebrated its 100,000th battery electric car registered, and with that, the tiny nation now has about one-in-10 of all EVs sold worldwide. The global total of plug-in hybrids and battery electrics is around 1.9 million, and a solid one-million of the latter type was reported having been sold through September. Norway, population […]

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No country can yet match Norway when it comes to the proportion of plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs), and adding in hybrids, the tally rises to almost 40 percent. Specifically, the total of hybrid, electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles added to 38.7 percent during the first six months of Norway’s new car market, representing a […]

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That bastion of plug-in electrified vehicles – Norway – has outdone itself again in becoming the fourth little nation among comparative giants to register 100,000 units sold. Through April, the tally has grown to 100,600 new and some technically used all-electric and plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles, plus pure electric utility vans. This has happened from […]

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If you thought Norway was the poster child for zero-emission vehicles you’ve just seen the beginning assuming a proposed National Transport Plan for 2018-2029 is fully implemented. The country already buys nearly one plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) out of every four sold, has over 3 percent PEVs on the roads now, and its plans far […]

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It’s been said of the still-new breed of “plug-in vehicles” that the proverbial horses have broken past the gate, there’s no putting them back, and more precisely, during 2013 these “horses” crested past the one-third million global unit mark. Counting reported registrations and sales of plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles since a few came to […]

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Norway reported its best-ever sales in November for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) at an astonishing 11.9 percent of its total new car market. This is the first time the country topped 10 percent, and compares with 3.1 percent a year prior. While the actual number sold last month for the country of 5.1 million people […]

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Nissan’ Leaf electric vehicle has for the first time claimed the number one spot in Norway’s passenger car sales chart. Nissan announced today that in October, the zero-emission family car outsold all of its internal combustion engine, hybrid and electric rivals, taking almost 6 percent of the total passenger vehicle market. Nissan’s mid-cycle-refreshed Leaf, which […]

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On Thursday last week, Tesla unveiled the start of its European Supercharger network, energizing stations across Norway. Tesla said these Superchargers will enable Model S owners to conveniently travel for free between cities along well-traveled highways throughout the country. According to the company, with locations in Lyngdal, Aurland, Dombås, Gol, Cinderella and Lillehammer, Norway’s most […]

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