“We can tax the gasoline and diesel cars even higher if we want to, so I think it is potentially possible to transition to a more or less fully electric passenger vehicle sector in the future.”
The taxing power of the state is in full swing in Norway and what Erik Figenbaum, chief research engineer at the Norwegian Institute of Transport Economics in Oslo, here recalls. Still, he doubts fossil fuel cars will be phased out by 2025 altogether.
“We will make the electric car into a ‘must have’ in the coming decade.”
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler appears bullish lately when it comes to electrification. He went on to promise more “pure electric model” to be added to the line up from 2020.
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