Why Norway is full of Teslas 2 months ago   07:10

Oslo is the Tesla capital of the world.

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I spent a day in Oslo before traveling to Svalbard, and noticed that there were Teslas everywhere. Upon further investigation, I learned that the Norwegian government heavily incentivizes ownership of electric cars: Tesla doesn't pay a sales tax on the models it sells, electric car owners are exempt from automobile tolls, and they can charge their vehicles for free. The catch is that Norway funds these initiatives through its sovereign wealth fund, which is almost entirely comprised of profits from Norway's oil and fossil fuel exports.

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Jonas Synnevåg
00:40 no gas (whhhhhhm)
You own a Tesla too? - Thanks 😑
demon feline
Well, if we educated the oil industrial idiots, US would probably have more electric vehicles on our highways
Nemo zi
Norway is smart
Jack Johnston
Why did the Tesla at 0:37 sound like it had a gas engine?
Drago Plays
The air must be very2 clean .....
sidou RAP DZ&FR
الي اجا من قناة مساحة لايك
Its like the story of a Billionaire cigarette company owner in my country that doesn't smoke.
Alex Gamer
مين جي من قناة مساحة
Ayoub Ab
قناة مساحة 😊😊!!!!!
Just a headsup: The government owns nothing, it is just an administrative tool. The people own everything that the government administers.
Rohit More
Coz they can afford it..
Hands Of Doom
0:38 wow this Tesla sounds like a V8 Camaro lmao
Nunya Business
Because they are future people like duh

So cool!
Ling-Ling Gutierrez von Wallenstein IV
Even thugs cry

Is there a heaven for a G?
Ling-Ling Gutierrez von Wallenstein IV
Is it always rainy and gloomy in Norway? I read that depression is high in Norway and so is medication consumption to combat it.
Browning Lui
That's how US should have done
Where I live, La Jolla (just north of San Diego) you can't go on a drive without seeing at least 5 Teslas.
Shruti Agarwal
Legend says this man is still walking
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Why Norway is full of Teslas 2 months ago   08:06