Norway’s electric car boom based on saving money, not the environment

Norwegians EV owners benefit generously from electric car use including exemption for VAT and car tax as well as access to bus lanes, free parking, free toll-road use, free ferries and employment tax benefits.

A recent study suggested this equals as much as £1,000 a year in savings over the life of an EV.

Norway, with a population of only five million, now has on its roads 35,000 electric vehicles (EVs), which also represent 14.5 per cent of new vehicle sales. Read more about Norway's approach to EVs