Norway: Too many EVs?

Norway has multiple, generous EV subsidies.

Meanwhile, EV incentives have undermined the shift away from automobiles that Norwegian city officials… Over the last decade, Oslo has joined Bergen, Trondheim, and Stavanger (Norway’s four largest cities) in committing to meet all future trip growth through transit, biking, and walking — not cars…

A recent study of EV subsidies in Bergen underscores those tensions, finding that promoting EV adoption hampers cities’ ability to build dense neighborhoods that shorten trips and strengthen transit.