Ruling Conservative Party wants to cut electric car benefits in Norway

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The Conservatives (H) want a gradual escalation of taxes related to electric cars after 2021.

The leader of the Norwegian parliament’s (Storting) transport committee Helge Orten (H) told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) that the party would create a predictable tax system that would also include electric cars.

“That means that we must start stepping up fees in the future,” he said.

At the same time, Orten emphasized that the Storting’s goal remains unchanged – they want only zero-emission cars to be sold in 2025. 

Some benefits will remain in place

He added that not all benefits related to electric cars would be removed. 

Two out of three new cars sold in Norway in September were electric cars. 

With the current scheme, electric cars are completely exempt from both new car tax and VAT.

The Norwegian Electric Car Association told NRK that they are not happy with the signal about purchase taxes, which they believe does not fit well with the goal of selling only zero-emission cars in 2025.

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