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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Tesla Sales in Norway
Observations from Ed, who is traveling through Norway:
This is hard to believe, but guess what the biggest selling brand car is in Norway now.......yes, Tesla.
Nearly 25% of all new cars now sold in Norway are 100% electric. There are Tesla's everywhere and we are talking the expensive one. If one buys any new car that is not electric the government tacks on 50% of the purchase price as a tax. With 100% electric cars the government forgives the tax plus one is allowed to park an electric car in any garage that typically requires parking payment. In addition, if one buys a Tesla or other electric car here one gets "free" electricity at government-run charging stations. What a deal? As a result even the common middle-class person here can buy what in our country would be $70,000 for a Tesla S.