The benefits of choosing electric

Discover the tax benefits for electric cars and other incentives for switching to electric vehicles.

Economic benefits of choosing an electric car

More and more people are now opting to switch to electric cars. The main reasons for the success of electric cars are all the advantages - both the economic and practical ones.

Electric cars have lower taxes upon purchase, you benefit from reduced toll charges, you pay at most half price for ferries, and you can park at discounted rates or for free in public parking areas. Check with your municipality for local pricing. While saving the environment, you save money too!

  1. Medium-ayv_icon_Budeget_SBlueExemption from taxes on purchase & leasing

    When purchasing an electric car, you have lower one-time fees and are exempt from VAT on purchases under 500,000 kr. When leasing, it is the leasing company that buys the electric car and thus avoids paying one-time fees and VAT on the car price. However, when choosing an electric car, you as a leasing customer are exempt from paying VAT on financial costs for cars under 500,000 kr, which can result in lower monthly lease payments.

  2. carLower operating costs

    Toll Charges: The Parliament has decided that electric car drivers should pay a maximum of 70 percent of what fossil fuel cars pay. However, there may be local variations. Check the website of the relevant toll company for prices.

    Parking: Electric cars often receive discounted rates compared to fossil fuel cars for parking in municipally owned parking lots. However, this may vary from municipality to municipality, so check with your municipality for the correct price. Note that private parking companies determine their own prices.

    Ferries: The Parliament has decided that electric car drivers should pay at most half of what petrol and diesel cars pay for ferries. This applies to both national and county roads.

Choosing an electric car saves you time. You can avoid the morning rush in the carpool lane and skip the trip to the gas station if you charge at home overnight. It also doesn't have to compromise on driving comfort and enjoyment. Today's electric cars are modern and equipped with contemporary features. Additionally, you reduce your environmental footprint - a classic win-win situation.

  1. checkmarkDriving in the carpool lane

    It is allowed to drive with an electric car in many carpool lanes, but as a driver, you must be aware that access may be restricted by using sub-signs. Sub-signs may indicate that certain groups of vehicles cannot drive in the lane all or parts of the day. Examples of sub-signs are "Not valid for electric motor vehicle" or "Not valid for electric motor vehicle without passenger 07 - 09". In the first case, as an electric car driver, you consistently do not have the opportunity to drive in the lane. In the second case, you can drive in the carpool lane all day, but between 07 and 09 you must have at least one passenger.

    Tightening in the capital: From January 2021, it is no longer allowed to drive with an electric car in the carpool lane on Ring 2 - without a passenger. The ban also applies to several other roads in Oslo. If you are caught driving illegally, you risk a fine of around NOK 7800. On state capital roads, such as the E6 and E18 stretches into and around the capital, it is also required that you drive with one passenger - but only during rush hours.

  2. checkmarkCleaner air & reduced local emissions

    The electric car is more environmentally friendly than cars with petrol and diesel engines because it has much lower CO2 emissions throughout its lifetime. Especially if renewable energy sources are used.

  3. checkmarkLower energy demand

    Electric motors are much more efficient than combustion engines. While most of the energy in petrol/diesel is lost as heat, most of the energy in an electric car battery is used for propulsion.