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Norway has too many electric cars on the road

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Due to various incentives to EV buyers, including lower car-insurance premiums, free tolls and parking spots as well as reserved lanes shared with public transit, Norway is currently dealing with a unique problem: too many EVs on the road.

In Oslo, buses often get stuck in those reserved lanes, and the city's transportation department argues that “the time wasted by thousands of its public transit users far exceeds the time saved by a few dozens of electric vehicle owners.”

A study has shown that 85% of cars in reserved lanes during rush hours are EVs.

Norwegian authorities don't plan to reduce the number of incentives to EV buyers — at least not yet — because they fear not being able to reach their climate goals.

Something's gotta give, though...

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