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"Norway's traffic jams are becoming the cleanest and quietest in the world due to a flood of drivers buying electric cars which now power around the country's cities on hydro-electricity, competing for free charging points.

For three months at the end of 2013, the luxury electric sports car the Tesla Model S and Nissan Leaf family electric car were the best-selling models among all cars sold in the country, beating popular and conventionally-fuelled cars including the VW Golf."

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/29/norway-electric-cars-sale
 

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That's a negative spin on a positive EV story from The Guardian, the ONLY thing about any affair coming to the end in an entire story about the amazing uptake is this part from "The Government", and even that's not printed as a quote...

Incentives will be withdrawn, or reconsidered, when 50,000 zero emission cars have been registered or come 2018, whichever is the earliest. At the current rate of sales, the 50,000 figure could be reached within 18 months.
So perhaps, in 18 months or even less, new EV sales will drop dramatically... but maybe not. Their incentives (very generous as they are) appear to work wonders, nice.
 

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May be the incentives have done what they set out to do in Norway and it is time to remove some of them. Bus lane access should only ever be considered a concession and if the sales of EVs in Norway is now so good then perhaps that concession should be removed?
 

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The Norwegians are much stricter over which cars get the perks and which don't I believe.
It would good if they kept the grants until a percentage was reached. 50%?
 
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