Norway is very committed to the EV revolution. It has the most extensive electric car incentive system in the world. Reduced prices such as bridges, tunnels and highways, such as new cars that do not have a sales tax. These policies are designed to help Norway reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris Climate Agreement.
According to the latest report from Statistics Norway, those EV policies are working. A.D. By 2020, the country’s total emissions were 49.3 million tons – a decrease of 3.5% from last year. Now, let’s be clear, 2020 was an unusual year for the epidemic and the changes it brought to society. Emissions around the world have decreased due to workplace and travel restrictions. However, EVs have further helped to reduce emissions.
The Norwegian Electric Cars Association says that the large number of electric cars on Norwegian roads is a major reason for the reduction. Compared to 2019 and 2019, vehicle emissions decreased by 4%. According to Norway, the transport sector accounts for 30% of Norway’s emissions and more than half – 17% – comes from road traffic. He noted that the decline was partly driven by a few miles and partly by significant additional electric vehicles on the road. Recently, we reported that more EVs use toll lanes around Oslo than for the first time using gasoline.
Communications Manager Uni Berge Elbil“This shows that the electric car policy we are following in Norway is one of the most effective climate measures, and it emphasizes the importance of continuing this policy as much as possible until we have full car fleets. “Created by Electricity”
She said she hopes the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow will bring new agreements that will speed up the transition to electricity. “It is urgent to find effective strategies to reduce emissions. The transport sector covers more than 20% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, and these emissions must be eliminated in the next few decades.”
“Norway is one of the world’s leading countries in terms of passenger cars and vans without emissions and has very strong policies. It has reduced emissions from year to year.
“We are seeing that the emissions statistics for road traffic are in line with the trend of fuel sales. For the first time in history, the total sales of diesel and gasoline in Norway for the third year in a row have been reduced for the first time in three years.”
According to Ingrid Dahl Hovland, a member of the Norwegian Public Roads Authority, the first figures for 2020 are: This shows that we are on the right track with the goal of making all new passenger cars zero zero emissions by 2025.
Berge added, “Now that the final figures have been verified, it is only to confirm that the electrification is working. And this year and in the years to come, it’s just a matter of anticipating a significant drop in traffic.
Norway has shown what strong government policies can do. Now it is up to the world to learn from the Norwegian experience and formulate their own strong policies. The issue is not the inner love of some electric vehicles. The issue is that oil and gas-powered vehicles make up the bulk of all greenhouse gas emissions. Those emissions not only add to the heat but also shorten millions of people to illness and life. They make our lives more comfortable, that’s for sure, but at what cost?
Thanks to Are Hansen for sharing this Elbil story.
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