Electric cars can no longer park for free in Oslo

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As of the first of March, electric cars must also pay to park in municipal places in Oslo. From the same day, the price of resident parking also increases by 20 percent.

Today, a resident card costs NOK 3,000 a year, and from March 1st, the price will be adjusted up to NOK 3,600, writes Aftenposten.

It has been free for electric cars to park in municipal places in the capital. But from March 1st, electric car owners will also have to pay for themselves, NOK 720 for resident card per year. That’s 20 percent of the regular price.

Electric car owners who do not live in the area must pay 20 percent of the regular parking fee. Free electric car parking will also end in municipal places where there is no resident parking, the newspaper writes.

Transport agency Arild Hermstad (MDG) believes it is reasonable for motorists to pay for parking where it was free to park earlier.

– “We believe that a parking spot is worth a lot, and that it is perfectly reasonable to pay to park their car on municipal land. Very many people in Oslo pay far more than NOK 3,000 to be able to park their car in garages. Why is it okay for their neighbors to be allowed to park on the street for free?” he says to the Aftenposten.

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