Norway has been the poster child for the electric vehicle transition. EVs have outpaced gasoline-fueled cars in sales for the past few years, encouraged by generous subsidies and an expansive charging network. However, the country is beginning to realize the combustion versus electric struggle doesn’t exist in a vacuum and impacts society at large.
The Norwegian government’s efforts to make electric cars more affordable and easier to own, even relative to taking public transportation. The Scandinavian country already had one of the lowest rates of public transportation usage in Europe, but the situation is getting even worse. Vox looked into how the state-encourage EV push is cutting off resources for public transportation agencies:
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