Why Norway is full of Teslas

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  • Published on:  Friday, June 9, 2017
  • Oslo is the Tesla capital of the world.

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    I spent a day in Oslo before traveling to Svalbard, and noticed that there were Teslas everywhere. Upon further investigation, I learned that the Norwegian government heavily incentivizes ownership of electric cars: Tesla doesn't pay a sales tax on the models it sells, electric car owners are exempt from automobile tolls, and they can charge their vehicles for free. The catch is that Norway funds these initiatives through its sovereign wealth fund, which is almost entirely comprised of profits from Norway's oil and fossil fuel exports.

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  • Vox

     (Jun 26, 2017)

    Hey everyone: this dispatch video is part of the Vox Borders project. I'm visiting six places around the world to investigate the human impact of borders, and those six videos will be released in fall 2017. In the meantime I'm making these vlog style shorts.If you want to follow my travels, the best way to do it is following my FB page: www.facebook.com/johnnyharrisvoxand signing up for the newsletter at www.vox.com/borders-email. I'll be asking for video ideas, feedback on the project, and answerin...

  • Gisa R.

     (1 hour ago)

    Do a rwanda/burundi borders. I'd like to see my native Rwanda and the sheer differences between it and Burundi

  • ViaMirage

     (6 days ago)

    Foolish question - Norwegians are rich, very into conservation and they love nature. So the combination of these factors make the answer obvious.

  • Shivam Bhardwaj

     (Jun 10, 2017)

    I hope that this guy someday successfully reaches wherever he is walking to.

  • valarie 254

     (Feb 6, 2019)


  • Ali Sonboly

     (Jan 3, 2019)

    I want to drive a Mustang which wears the Israeli flag, 1400 hp and then kill only 2 inbred porkistanis in cluding the family they have raised since 2006.

  • Indie

     (Sep 20, 2018)

    Norway makes money by selling oil to other countries and let them burn, so they can use the money to run electric cars to keep their air fresh. What a deal.

  • Xxdabxx

     (1 hour ago)

    Norway produce almost all of their electrisity and power from reusable sources, and we Also sell that


     (10 hours ago)

    Congrats, everywhere else. You're playing yourselfs.

  • Abdullah Ali

     (Sep 4, 2018)

    So now I did a research on Norway 🇳🇴.1. Safest place on Earth2. Most democratic nation in the world.3. Most cleanest place on the earth.4. Most calm and peaceful nation.5. 99% energy by Hydrothermal.6. Country which has 6 months Daylight and then 6 months no sun.7. Best education in the world with 99% Literacy. And finally.....I m coming there to LIVE.Edit 2: wow I got 500+ likesEdit 3: I guess this is my first 1.1k likes.

  • duckcluck123

     (1 day ago)

    8. One of the whitest countries on earth!

  • Rodica Madan

     (May 23, 2018)

    THANK YOU for using km/h

  • Sizwe. A Mabaso

     (Sep 17, 2018)

    in South Africa this wouldn't work because people would steal the charging stations

  • meji45

     (3 days ago)

    Mexico as well

  • Mattias de Courcy

     (Feb 9, 2019)

    I am Norwegian, I am born and raised in Norway, but my father is from South Africa (his mother is from norway) and they moved to norway when he was 14 :) so I have family in Cape Town (we celebrated christmas there in 2018 :) and we were telling them about a "wheel hotel" (where you can store your summer decks during the winter or the opposite) and I could see the look on their faces and they were so sceptical about that consept, and they asked us "can you really trust them?". so we...

  • Mohammad I

     (Jun 9, 2017)

    I should be sleeping right now lol.

  • Joshua Remoroza

     (Dec 24, 2018)


  • Max Hoffman

     (Aug 26, 2018)

    Me too it's 21:00.....i have to be at work at 6:00........I am in Germany...26.08.2018.....sunday

  • Earth+

     (Jun 29, 2018)

    Most importantly, you don't need to car at the first place to live in Oslo. You can totally rely on quality public transportation

  • HPTNX 1

     (Feb 9, 2019)

    +Roger Syversen man, this is amazing. I wish my country worked like yours. I dream of living and contributing to improve a city like Oslo. Cheers and keep on working for the community.

  • Steve Martin

     (Dec 27, 2018)

    +sboivin55 You didn't get the point and this is sad.

  • AlbSam Games

     (Jan 25, 2019)

    The real simple answerNorwegians are rich

  • anders

     (12 hours ago)

    shirley tompkins They’re still 21 trillion$ In debt

  • shirley tompkins

     (22 hours ago)

    usa is poor? 8 billion for a wall

  • Dawn Michelle

     (Sep 7, 2018)

    The US is too greedy for this to ever work

  • sharon maclean

     (3 days ago)

    The US is too full of degenerates for it to ever work. Scandanavians work hard and don't abuse welfare, that's why they can afford all this stuff

  • Ellon Mulusk

     (Jan 30, 2019)

    +Daniel 786 70 000 dollars???? I wish that Tesla would cost that much in my country but it is more like a 120 000 euros which is 137 000 dollars...