Norway has long been on the verge of the electric vehicle revolution. These automobile purchasers have benefited much from their policies, which may have even somewhat harmed the economy. As a result, certain incentives have been reduced. Even the authorized VW importer, though, is prepared to move forward.
Beginning January 1, 2024, VW will stop selling gasoline, diesel, and hybrid vehicles. This is exactly two years before to Norway’s radical proposal to begin selling exclusively electric vehicles at the end of 2025. As a result, Norwegians will only longer be able to purchase VW vehicles from the ID family.
The formal proposal to prohibit sales of all vehicles that produce gases starting in 2025 has gained strong support from the public, according to Arena EV, therefore the decision is not as divisive as was initially anticipated.
According to the Institute of Transport Economics, by 2036, 50% of all passenger vehicles on Norwegian roads will be electric, up from the current 18%. And only if the government leaves the present incentives alone will this occur.
The present VAT rate in Norway is 0% for all electric vehicles, however this may soon change. The simulation will no longer be accessible starting in the next year, resulting in a 25 percent sudden rise. With an average price increase of €10,000 for the average buyer, it offers excellent value.
In Norway, VW has sold just over 6,900 electric vehicles so far this year, which represents 81 percent of total sales. The ID.4 is the company’s best-selling model, with 5,400 units sold. Even higher data come from Audi, where 97 percent of all vehicles sold were electrified. Ninety percent of the automobiles sold by Hyundai and Nissan overall were electric.