Norwegian Automobile Federation: Waiting time for electric cars to increase due to Ukraine war

Electric car chargerPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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There was a long waiting time for electric cars during the corona pandemic. Due to the war between Russia and Ukraine, the waiting time now might be even longer.

“Both Ukraine and Russia are important subcontractors of car parts and raw materials to the car industry. Due to the war, consumers must expect global car production to slow down even more on top of the corona delays,” Thor Egil Braadland at the Norwegian Automobile Federation (NAF) stated.

He says that the demand for electric cars will likely increase in Europe due to fewer diesel and petrol cars. In competition with other and larger countries that have their own demand for new electric cars, it is not certain that enough cars will find their way to the Norwegian market.

Braadland believes that the authority must reduce the taxes on fuel. He also thinks the planned re-registration tax on used electric cars should be scrapped.

“The government must now fulfill the promises to reduce taxes on petrol and diesel. In a time when people don’t have the chance to switch to an electric car, this is an obvious move,” Braadland said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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