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Old 08-09-2019, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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Its a good idea, but not a very practical one.
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Old 08-09-2019, 02:18 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Its a good idea, but not a very practical one.
Why? 60% of all new cars sold in Norway today are already electric...
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Old 08-09-2019, 02:31 PM
 
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Why? 60% of all new cars sold in Norway today are already electric...
Correction, Fossil-Electric!!
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Old 08-09-2019, 02:37 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Correction, Fossil-Electric!!
Why? Norway gets almost all of its energy (97 or 98%) from water.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidni.../#18bae9cd13e3
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Old 08-09-2019, 02:47 PM
 
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Why? Norway gets almost all of its energy (97 or 98%) from water.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidni.../#18bae9cd13e3
Good for them! I'll stick with good old gasoline, avgas, Jet A and Diesel to meet my varied wants.
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Old 08-09-2019, 02:47 PM
 
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We loose about 15-20% range in the winter time.

In our car, we have 160miles available in the winter.
Thanks for the information ,but +4 and 0 c in January is not cold . I live where is rarely above -8 c in January. Well good luck .http://www.johnsnhweather.com/
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Old 08-09-2019, 03:17 PM
 
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Why? 60% of all new cars sold in Norway today are already electric...
Then why would a law be needed?

Oh yes, because those electric cars are heavily subsidized, and fuel is heavily taxed.

Remove those subsidies, remove the heavy fuel tax, see what the market responds.
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Old 08-09-2019, 03:36 PM
 
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They are not subsidized...

We dont pay VAT on Electric cars.
Or taxes based on pollution.

Technically not a subsidy.


So, because electric cars are low volume, and high price, instead of making them even more expensive by adding our Fossile fuel taxes on to it, we removed those. So, now electric cars are almost the same price as regular cars.. We know gasoline and diesel cars pollute, destroys health of people in cities, and wastes oil.. so our government wanted to help those that actually made electric cars.

Now if more companies went 100% in producing Electric cars, the cost of them would be even lower then Gasoline cars. But, they wont do that.. because that makes it easier for smaller manufacturers or countries to start up car companies.
Making a electric car is quite easy.. making a complicated Petrol engine with automatic transmissions, blah blah blah is not.
High barriers for entry... good for business.
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Old 08-09-2019, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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You say the same thing to Sweden, Denmark and Finland and Iceland, that has no oil, but rank just as well?

(Denmark has some oil)
If we were 95% Nordic, we would have a higher QOL. I am part Norwegian ancestry and all of my family that came from the Nordic strain are doing fantastic in the US.
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Old 08-09-2019, 03:53 PM
 
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They are not subsidized...

We dont pay VAT on Electric cars.
Or taxes based on pollution.

Technically not a subsidy.


So, because electric cars are low volume, and high price, instead of making them even more expensive by adding our Fossile fuel taxes on to it, we removed those. So, now electric cars are almost the same price as regular cars.. We know gasoline and diesel cars pollute, destroys health of people in cities, and wastes oil.. so our government wanted to help those that actually made electric cars.

Now if more companies went 100% in producing Electric cars, the cost of them would be even lower then Gasoline cars. But, they wont do that.. because that makes it easier for smaller manufacturers or countries to start up car companies.
Making a electric car is quite easy.. making a complicated Petrol engine with automatic transmissions, blah blah blah is not.
High barriers for entry... good for business.
And when fossil fuels are done away with, how will you replace the tax revenue lost that pays for all that “free” stuff?
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