Why Norway is full of Teslas 5 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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jack afron
Over exposure bro
Rich Nokes
Norway has a looooooopt of electric-hydropower... Mystery Solved
BubbaSteve Garcia
Teslas all over me mexico
John Gateway
I'm moving to Norway
adrian coelho
Well I guess it is either that or raise the taxes of everyone to allow the subsidies for electric. But, you should then factor that in to calculate how green electric actually is. Remember fossil fuel particles don't only fly over India.
MIB Production
China: we Have Oil
Quwait:we also have oil
USA:Let attack & get oil
jesper amazon
The reason why Norway has all that oil is beacuse they drink down they danish Prime Minister back in the 1970. He was so drunk that they maked him signed that Norway could get our oil drilling rig up in the north sea! for FREE!
Happy Elon noices
Lee Dexter
The electric car preferential policy is much better than China.
Tiger Tari
There is one right there, as the camera points to a Chevy Camaro V-8 as he says slick etc. i can stop looking at Camaro and how engine sound lol
Norge ftw!
hei alle jeg er ikke norsk, men fordi regjeringen ønsker å holde luften frisk for å opprettholde en ren økonomi.
Qubk0 Gaming
When you sell your oil to benefit people with electric cars

testing is great
I want to go to norway
Hammer and Sickle
Americans would buy electric cars, except the fact that there too expensive and gas cars are way cheaper. A Tesla would be cool though:
Billie Dharmajaya
Btw i wanna know Did tesla make a noise. In The first video i heard a loud sound is it come from The tesla
My Test Tickles
If we can just afford those cars. We may have a Healthier Planet to live..
Come BACK to Oslo since the model 3 came, it sold 5315 cars in one month breaking another record and with over 50% of New car sales being electric
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Why Norway is full of Teslas 5 months ago   08:06