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Posten Norge signs up for Tesla electric trucks

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Posten Norge signs up for Tesla electric trucks

Ian Kerr

Posten Norge has announced that it will add an electric semi-trailer from Tesla to its fleet of over 1000 electric vehicles.

From 2019, Posten Norge will use a Tesla Semi between terminals.

According to Posten Norge, the future is electric in all vehicle segments, making it important to test new technology as early as possible.

The Norwegian postal operator follows in Deutsche Post DHL's footsteps. The German delivery giant announced in November last year that it would be acquiring ten Tesla electric trucks.

Posten and Bring have reduced their emissions by over 40 per cent since 2009 and have now set an ambitious goal of using only renewable energy sources by 2025. Using electric vehicles is central to Posten Norge achieving this goal.

All of Norway is going electric...

Over half of all new cars registered in Norway in 2017 were electric/hybrid, according to data from the independent Norwegian Road Federation. Generous subsidies have helped!

Pure electric cars and hybrids accounted for 52 percent of all new car sales last year in Norway, compared to 40 percent in 2016.

Some of the perks of electric vehicles in Norway include not paying import tax and VAT on plug-in cars. Road tax is reduced – and will soon drop to zero.

Electric car owners do not pay road tolls, ferry fees and city emissions charges. They can park free in many areas and - get this - can bypass traffic by driving in some bus lanes.

Last year, Norway’s parliament set a non-binding goal that by 2025 all cars sold should be zero emissions. 

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