The Oslo model: how to prepare your city for the electric-vehicle surge

The route has opened up towards a newer, cleaner age of motoring. Image: Reuters/Ints Kalnins

Sture Portvik

Project Leader Electrical Vehicles, City of Oslo

Emma Skov Christiansen

Lead, Shipping Emissions and Ocean Agenda, World Economic Forum Geneva


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A graphic illustrating the rise in EV use in Norway. BEV stands for Battery Electric Vehicle, while PHEV means plug-in hybrid vehicle. Image: The Norwegian EV Association
EVs at a charging point in Oslo. Image: Reuters/Ints Kalnins
An EV enters a car park in Oslo, June 2017. Image: Reuters/Ints Kalnins

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