Ketil Solvik-Olsen, Ken Ramirez.
“The agreement was that there would be no taxes on electric cars, and we’ll keep the perks until 50,000 electric cars are on the roads. But the market developed so much faster than we expected. As we succeeded a lot faster than we thought, we are now looking into easing up on these problems this year.”
Norway’s Transport Minister Ketil Solvik-Olsen is not talking about taking away the highly successful EV tax incentives. However, they prove to be so effective that now too many electric cars are blocking Oslo’s bus lanes – a problem that needs to be addressed.
“The Renault Zoe hatchback was already the most affordable electric vehicle on the market. The move to the 35 per cent funding for cars in the lowest emitting band will make Zoe even more affordable and encourage yet more motorists to move to zero tailpipe emission vehicles.”
Ken Ramirez, Managing Director Renault UK, is pleased with the UK government’s changes to the plug-in car grants as they mean that the Renault Zoe will become up to 552 pounds cheaper.