Norway’s electric vehicle revolution: Lessons for British Columbia

A new report by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) concludes that British Columbia could match Norway’s success in electric vehicle adoption by offering greater incentives for drivers to choose green technology. In the space of six years, Norway has gone from zero to more than 74,000 electric vehicles on its streets, which represents 30 times the number of EV in B.C.

Similar to B.C. in population, geography, and hydroelectric power, Norway became the country with the highest per-capita penetration in the world by offering tax breaks and rebates, more than 5,600 free re-charging stations, free parking, free ferries, free toll roads and access to bus lanes.

Read PICS’ complete report here.