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Transition to electric vehicles in Norway

EDM (Early Day Motion) 248: tabled on 04 July 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates Norway for being the first country to see the sale of EV vehicles overtake those powered by petrol and diesel; notes that 64.5 per cent of all car sales in 2021 were fully electric, whilst a further 22 per cent were plug-in hybrids; further notes that a fiscal policy based on zero per cent VAT for EVs and 25 per cent tax on petrol and diesel vehicles has incentivised the transition to greener vehicles; recognises the importance of further incentives in promoting the uptake of EVs such as no fuel tax, the ability to use bus lanes, no registration tax on the sale of used cars, free public charging and no annual ownership tax; further recognises that Norway are now looking to move to the next phase which is to promote moving from private transport to public transport and active travel; acknowledges the importance of a consistent package of incentives to boost consumer confidence; commends Norway for its EV public charging infrastructure of 17,000 charging points including 3,000 rapid chargers which means that motorists can drive to a rapid charger within 30 miles despite the mountainous and rural nature of the country with a widespread population; celebrates that Norway’s strength in renewable energy production provides cheap electricity; and calls on the Department of Transport to consider policies implemented in Norway as a means of supporting the EV transition in the UK.