Norway has the world’s highest number of electric cars per capita of 19 electric cars for every 1,000 inhabitants. The country already has 100,000 such vehicles on the road and it has plans to further increase the number to 400,000 over the next three years.
These cars save the around 200,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year for the country, Increasing their number will further augment this figure.The country has deployed many measures like state funding, tax breaks, free city tolls and free parking. These measures have put Norway on the top of the electric car league.
While these benefits are praised by environmental organizations, their cost-effectiveness at times draws criticism from the researchers.The case of Norway needs to be studied by the governments which aim to increase the fleet of EV in their respective countries.