The Norwegian state is covering 75% of the charging costs for electric cars 

Fast chargerPhoto: Ørn E. Borgen / NTB
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With today’s electricity prices, the state covers most of the charging bill for the country’s around 500,000 electric car owners when they charge their cars at home.

“Without electricity subsidies, charging electric cars would have become monstrously expensive,” communications advisor Nils Sødal in the NAF stated in a press release.

Charging a Volkswagen ID. 4 from 0 to 100% at home when the spot price is NOK 6 per kilowatt hour (kWh) costs NOK 623, including electricity tax, VAT, and grid rent without the electricity subsidy. The price with the electricity support is NOK 164.

“If the spot price is NOK 6, the electricity subsidy will cover most of the charging bill,” Sødal said.

According to the NAF, without the support, the price of charging cars at home could have become an obstacle that slowed down the transition to electric cars in Norway, the organization believes.

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

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