Why Norway is full of Teslas

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  • Published on:  Friday, June 9, 2017
  • Oslo is the Tesla capital of the world.Follow Johnny on Facebook at https://goo.gl/l0x5cA for more photos and videos from his travels around the globe for Vox Borders.Instagram: https://goo.gl/CduwlOSubscribe to the Vox Borders newsletter for weekly updates: http://www.vox.com/borders-emailI 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. Vox Borders is a new international series focused on telling the human stories that emerge from lines on the map. Johnny will travel to six border locations to produce a final set of documentaries. While he travels he'll release dispatches on YouTube and Facebook documenting his experiences. Learn more: http://www.vox.com/borders-dispatchVox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOCheck out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5HOr on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
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  • Vox

     2 years ago

    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...

  • Abdulrahman Mohammed

     2 months ago

    Now I want to buy a tesla right now

  • Gisa R.

     4 months ago

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

  • Nirad802

     2 years ago

    In Serbia we only have one Tesla. That is Nikola Tesla.

  • Benjamin Elkanem

     7 hours ago

    Nikola Tesla was from smiljan Croatia no Serbia.

  • Do YoU kONw Da Way?

     2 days ago


  • Indie

     10 months ago

    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.

  • Do YoU kONw Da Way?

     2 days ago

    Pretty badass

  • Bertilito YT

     16 days ago

    And still ppl love Norway.

  • Alban Rutz

     5 months ago

    The real simple answerNorwegians are rich

  • Ian Mount

     2 hours ago

    rich and progressive

  • Sizwe. A Mabaso

     10 months ago

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

  • Im the H4cker


    @MH Borghi well it is true


     2 days ago

    @Astal white people steal too xd.

  • Yumydude

     5 months ago

    *Walks into Norway*Norwegian guy: IT SMELL LIKE BROKE IN HERE

  • Dan tayler

     5 days ago

    Yumydude stinks of London

  • Spino Rex

     1 months ago


  • Abdullah Ali

     10 months ago

    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.

  • heist

     14 hours ago

    Quinn Miller way to assume someone is muslim from just their username. and even if they were, how is that any of your business?

  • Fiskemannen Jr.

     2 days ago

    Yeah, I live in a very peaceful and safe country. Im proud❤️🇳🇴

  • F S

     2 months ago

    Norway, the "greenest" country on the planet. All financed by oil revenue...

  • Tyler Reed

     5 days ago

    @F S Unfortunately that is not a viable option for any fossil fuel producing countries at this point, so rather than be bothered that they didn't achieve a utopian goal it makes more sense for them to use the revenue to prop up a replacement industry while it is still relatively small.

  • F S

     5 days ago

    ​@Tyler Reed Are they though? Did you do the math? One might just as well argue that by stopping producing oil and thereby driving up prices of fossil fuels, which makes alternative energy sources more competitive, would have a bigger impact.

  • Zy Xu

     8 months ago

    free charging? this is why north Europe has the most clean environment

  • GamerDude 05

     5 days ago

    Tom Wheeler I hate to tell you this, but I live in Norway, and there’s a MASSIVE amount of immigrants. Since then the crime numbers have significantly gone up.

  • ali babaei

     7 months ago

    "Here comes another one up the road"Sounds like a v8 .WTF?