Electromobility Status in Norway: Mastering Long Distances – the Last Hurdle to Mass Adoption

Status for elektromobilitet i Norge Lange reiser – den siste barrieren for videre ekspansjon

Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) reached a market share of 20% in Norway in 2017, and a fleet share of 5.1%. This development is the result of very large incentives and a long term stable BEV-policy. In addition, another 20% bought a Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV) that make up another 2.6% of the fleet. These results are impressive compared to any other nation, but not nearly enough to meet the Norwegian Parliaments ambitious target of only selling zero emission vehicles by 2025. The main BEV user group has been multi-vehicle households replacing one vehicle. However, after 2025 also single vehicle households must buy BEVs, and BEVs must replace all vehicles in multi-vehicle households, not just one. A flow of new BEVs with longer range coming on the market the coming years will aid the transition. If the charging infrastructure is built out concurrently with the increase in the fleet, then more users will find BEVs attractive and easy to use. Data from main-road toll road stations reveals that peak travel days can become a major barrier. Building out charging infrastructure capacity to absorb these peaks completely may not be economically viable. Users will thus confront a trade-off between daily cost and time savings and longer stops and more queues on long distance trips, or they must buy BEVs with range long enough to get them to the final destination on peak travel days.


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  • Accession Number: 01669400
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  • ISBN: 9788248021353
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  • Created Date: Apr 24 2018 10:30AM