Why Tesla has sold more cars in Norway than in any other markets
Fossil fuel is depleting faster than ever and the world is getting warmer. The sensible approach for most governments is to heap pressure on car manufacturers. Japan for one—one of the biggest car exporters recently announced that it wanted Japanese manufacturers to stop making conventional cars by 2050.
Similarly, China wants a more immediate result and the world’s largest automotive market hopes to see 1 in 5 vehicles run on batteries by 2025.
These goals are by no means unattainable. Of course, neither it is a race. Norway however, is going one step ahead with its adoption of electric cars. Rather than roll back regulations to gradually phase out the production of conventional cars powered by internal combustion engines, Norway has set its sight to become carbon neutral by 2050.
Japan recently announced that it wanted Japanese manufacturers to stop making conventional cars by 2050.
This has been supplemented with a string of attractive incentives and policies that are being cultivated to accelerate the take-up of electric vehicles. The results these measures are producing is just staggering. Maybe not by figure comparison but by the response coaxed from conscious Norwegians.
To date, Tesla is selling the most cars per capita in Norway. Tax exemptions, free city tolls and public parking have had a huge turnaround play in favour of Tesla.
The response has been so overwhelming that it was reported somewhere in January that Tesla was facing a major problem coping with the surge in demand.
China wants 1 in 5 vehicles to run on batteries by 2025.
There’s even a waiting list that extends months to get service appointment. The service was sinking and reports of unreturned calls and unattended problems circulated on the internet and social media.
Over the last few months however, there’s been a rebound on the service delivery front where Tesla said car owners would see notable differences. But let’s not take anything away from the Norwegian government’s exemplary cause that has made it the best selling market for Tesla cars.
Put it simply, it is technology for human’s sake. What else should technology be for if not for our benefits and to preserve mother nature.
As electric cars get more common, the automotive industry is undergoing a major permutation. From the business side of things, car vendors will be hit hard as electric cars use a third fewer parts than today’s average cars.
Certainly, the future looks precarious for conventional cars. This much is no longer a surprise.
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