Excerpt from abc.net.au
A combination of cheaper electric vehicles (EVs) and generous financial incentives has seen an unprecedented number of Norwegians switching from diesel-powered cars to battery ones over the past decade.
EVs have gone from making up less than 2 per cent of new car sales to more than three quarters, and the oil-rich nation has become an unlikely example to the rest of the world of how to accelerate the uptake of EVs.
As it happens, Australia is at a similar point to where Norway was at in 2011, with EVs making up about 1.6 per cent of new car sales.
So, what would it take to “do a Norway” and engineer an EV sales boom?