Why Norway is full of Teslas

  • Published on Jun 10, 2017
  • 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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  • Vox
    Vox  Year ago +833

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    • Abdulrahman Mohammed
      Abdulrahman Mohammed 17 days ago

      Now I want to buy a tesla right now

    • Gisa R.
      Gisa R. 3 months ago

      Do a rwanda/burundi borders. I'd like to see my native Rwanda and the sheer differences between it and Burundi

    • ViaMirage
      ViaMirage 3 months ago

      Foolish question - Norwegians are rich, very into conservation and they love nature. So the combination of these factors make the answer obvious.

    • AlphaApple
      AlphaApple 4 months ago

      It's good to learn that Norway has the highest number of electric cars.

  • Kank
    Kank Day ago

    1:34 i call 100% Bullshit on this because my car has a E in the and its not electric

  • Odin Ab H
    Odin Ab H 3 days ago

    why u in the ugly part of norway

  • yeti 1415
    yeti 1415 3 days ago


  • Daniel Bradford
    Daniel Bradford 3 days ago

    Norway is not forcing anybody to buy their oil. If the rest of the nations want to go green, they can.

  • IronTiti
    IronTiti 4 days ago

    definitely not a car guy...

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  • creman12
    creman12 4 days ago +1

    Why is this guy the host when he says he knows nothing about cars?

  • alienkeee
    alienkeee 4 days ago

    The rules for drones in Norway are pretty strict, as far as I know

  • Joshua LaPine
    Joshua LaPine 4 days ago

    Dude never been to LA

  • TakedownAxis605
    TakedownAxis605 5 days ago

    Teslas are not efficient

  • Eric Hubert
    Eric Hubert 5 days ago

    Entertaining and intellectual reporting as always. Thank you.

  • Willy Schwerin
    Willy Schwerin 5 days ago

    Did the tesla at 0:48 vroom i though teslas dont vroom

  • Wasif Anowar
    Wasif Anowar 6 days ago

    There is a reason why Grand Tour and Jeremy Clarkson don't come here

  • Yodel Simmons
    Yodel Simmons 6 days ago

    >here comes a "tesla"!
    >"vroom vroom"
    come on! they dont even make any noises what the heck is this overhyped trash. muh sleek and efficient look at how spontaneous is this video! "VROOM VROOM" in my no gas electric car. Ugh.

  • Yesnoyeswait
    Yesnoyeswait 6 days ago +1

    Norway is lucky country for having so much oil and gas. In Finland this would be impossible. Still our government is rushing to change, for atleast towards hybrids. Kudos for Norway, hopefully a lot of countrys will follow, atleast on some level.

    • Adrian
      Adrian 5 days ago +1

      Yesnoyeswait same here, our election is in two years😓😬

    • Yesnoyeswait
      Yesnoyeswait 5 days ago

      +Adrian True. Left-wing is now in power at Finland, and we'll see how it goes. Last government made finances better, and im afraid socialdemochrats will cancel it all. How bout in Norway?

    • Adrian
      Adrian 5 days ago

      Finland has got allot going for it tho. You have a much better educational system than we do🤔

  • RoxannaRose Hips
    RoxannaRose Hips 6 days ago +2

    The real reason why Norway is exporting it's oil is because if it doesn't, AMERICA WILL DO IT FOR THEM.

  • John Matthew Yuen
    John Matthew Yuen 7 days ago

    Why are you walking through a graveyard?

  • Agc2511 WTF
    Agc2511 WTF 7 days ago +1

    And they take o lot of time to chrge :v

  • aesthetic vibes
    aesthetic vibes 8 days ago +3

    norways doing everything right, education system, prisons, social welfare good on them

  • M Wdca
    M Wdca 8 days ago

    Norway is a nordic paradise....and tRump wants norwegians to migrate to the US...hahahahahahaha. No Way.

  • your comment might not work so please

    Damn I thought JAPAN was green,bruh this place is definition of GREEN ND development.

  • your comment might not work so please

    Bcz Norway CARES.

  • Maurius
    Maurius 9 days ago +2

    ja bror du vet

  • Craig Mintzlaff
    Craig Mintzlaff 9 days ago

    Gotta love europe...e sales are getting better here in Germany... I recently read somewhere a usa state was going to start charging people $1000 a year for having an E car, INSANE....what is wrong with the us now a days

  • kebiwoni
    kebiwoni 10 days ago

    What's the name of the music track at 1:25

  • German Her
    German Her 10 days ago

    Thor 4: the bald and the electric

  • joel alexander
    joel alexander 11 days ago

    Amazing Norway...Rocks

  • Ed Walter
    Ed Walter 12 days ago

    Imagine if government developed extremely efficient public transport with great service. That would reduce pollution to great extend

  • Bret Allen
    Bret Allen 13 days ago +1

    There are two million more people in Arizona then Norway. Fairly easy to provide free car charging for that tiny population. Lets try that in the USA.

  • Gray Overton
    Gray Overton 13 days ago

    Points camera at Volkswagen * Volkswagen made tech that allowed them to get around environmental laws. The cars that they produced produced double the emissions then that of any other car. Also, the United States is one of the only country’s with environmental laws so Volkswagen could still be doing this to certain parts of the world. Just saying Volkswagen is not some electric car.

  • paul mitchell
    paul mitchell 13 days ago +1

    If the whole world went for electric cars, Norway would no longer be so rich.

  • paul mitchell
    paul mitchell 13 days ago +1

    …… but 2 litres of beer is the same cost as 2 Teslas !

  • Amet Alvarez
    Amet Alvarez 14 days ago

    first world high income

  • Shirley Diwert
    Shirley Diwert 14 days ago +1

    They can export all oil& give
    Norwegians lots more money. They don't need the oil, better to sell it& go electric

  • Invesigator 2
    Invesigator 2 14 days ago

    I bet Apple products are sold better than non-Apple products in Norway.

  • windsurferCA55
    windsurferCA55 15 days ago +2

    Discounts for the rich paid by the poor, hope this never comes to Oz

    BL4B4ER BL4B4ER 15 days ago

    @0:37 i dont think tesla makes that kind of sound. Electric cars are silent. They are ninjas!!!

    • BL4B4ER BL4B4ER
      BL4B4ER BL4B4ER 14 days ago

      +zenith just found out after i made the comment that it was the yellow camaro that made the sound.

    • zenith
      zenith 14 days ago

      BL4B4ER BL4B4ER u can add speaker in telas to make it sound that way

  • Timothy Schellin
    Timothy Schellin 15 days ago +2

    0:11 Clearly this guy doesn't live in California

  • The Cyclop
    The Cyclop 16 days ago

    Elon Musk loves Norway.

  • Slimy Monster
    Slimy Monster 16 days ago +1

    It helps climate changes. ???

  • Coco Taveras
    Coco Taveras 17 days ago

    Who wants this guy’s job?

  • Grateful for Christ
    Grateful for Christ 17 days ago

    please document the life cycle of the batteries being used, from resources (environment havoc) til recycling (it's not perfect)

    TAXI DASHCAMERA 18 days ago

    A lot of Tesla cars in Norway, and USA.

  • Krizzzy
    Krizzzy 20 days ago

    The share is now over 50% :)

  • Lino Sammut
    Lino Sammut 20 days ago +1

    norway champions of the word for ELECTRIC cars. nobody touch them, open minded people, love you wish i live there.

  • Marc The man
    Marc The man 20 days ago +1

    you know that like alll of norway is switching to diesel because the short range of teslas

  • Alina
    Alina 20 days ago +4

    Where are my fellow Norwegian brunost-eaters at?

  • Jonathan Wellington
    Jonathan Wellington 21 day ago

    I was surprised that Teslas were that rare. I see like 10 every day. That’s probably because I live in the Bay Area.

  • 8SCCS8
    8SCCS8 22 days ago

    Norway is fortunate to have both hydro-electric power to use within the country and Oil reserves to sell outside the country to those who don't have either. Twice blessed, no need to feel ashamed.

  • BLiSS Medal
    BLiSS Medal 22 days ago +1

    Because Elon Musk is secretly Norwegian and he gives Teslas to Norway for free

  • Evan Rouse
    Evan Rouse 23 days ago

    why did you show the other parts of the license plate

  • F S
    F S 24 days ago +38

    Norway, the "greenest" country on the planet. All financed by oil revenue...

  • Angelica Rico
    Angelica Rico 24 days ago

    Bruh, here in Marin County theyre everywhere 😂😭😭

  • Gabby Rodriguez
    Gabby Rodriguez 24 days ago

    The u.s should take notes....

  • xfire7
    xfire7 24 days ago

    Ilon Musk is a fake . Tesla only survives due to American subsidies.

  • Francisco Betancourt
    Francisco Betancourt 25 days ago

    He has a Nordic friend called Thor...

  • Kate Miller
    Kate Miller 25 days ago

    If the US government can stand up to car dealers and oil/gas companies we could live like that. Love

  • GFL Football
    GFL Football 25 days ago

    To build ONE electric car battery you have to drive 100.000 km with a diesel car to have equal CO2 Commision

  • Fausto Moh
    Fausto Moh 25 days ago

    Jokes on you. Everyone knows Norway doesn’t exist. Fake news

    • Jolene the Llama
      Jolene the Llama 25 days ago

      As a Norwegian living in Norway, this just got awkward. 😳

  • Pirate Coconut
    Pirate Coconut 26 days ago

    Why norway be looking dumb rich

  • Lance Rexington
    Lance Rexington 26 days ago +1

    That’s good buy American create jobs.

  • Gostandinos Theodossiou

    Hybrid and electric cars cancer-causing as they emit extremely low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic fields (EMF). Recent studies of the EMF emitted by these automobiles have claimed either that they pose a cancer risk for the vehicles' occupants or that they are not safe

    • ollierkul
      ollierkul 18 days ago

      +Gostandinos Theodossiou Nuclear is a pretty good power source though

    • Gostandinos Theodossiou
      Gostandinos Theodossiou 18 days ago

      this cannot be done in UK as we need a lot more nuclear power stations as we are over populated so electric vehicle wont be top at the here no room for charging maybe some sort or hybrid will be appropriate at the end because a lot of Europe is over populated

    • ollierkul
      ollierkul 18 days ago

      +Gostandinos Theodossiou Ok, first of all you need to understand that "Google" isnt a source. Yes, production in general causes a lot of emissions, its no different with batteries for EVs, its actually on average worse. But when looking at the total picture, production and lifespan of cars, EVs come out on top. And production can be made a lot less polluting by using renewable energy, while a gas-power car will always require gas and therefor pollute. Norway for example is a great location to have EVs, has more than 95% of electricity produced here comes from Hydroelectric power, a renewable source.



    • Gostandinos Theodossiou
      Gostandinos Theodossiou 18 days ago

      You need to also google, check on the internet that it takes a lot of CO2 production to manufacture lithium batteries and to recycle them, its like we are thinking that we are saving the environment but are not as China pollutes for us and in Europe we think its all clean around us.

    • Gostandinos Theodossiou
      Gostandinos Theodossiou 21 day ago

      Look I'm not the scientist its company's that have proven it, you can even google it and information is on it, government's don't take it serious, there could be other ways like the hydrogen method of fuel and have a less of an electric motor or an engine like wrangler engine which does not produce NOx, I don't think just electric is the future because the large amount of omitted EMF short waves like x-rays.It might be ok in Norway but in over crowded UK people live in flats millions of people we probably cause more harm to the environment as we have a lithium battery recycle problem as it is and as for more nuclear power stations we going the wrong way.

  • Nova
    Nova 26 days ago +2

    Am from Norway 🇳🇴 and I HATE electric cars

    • Nova
      Nova 7 days ago

      Kor i helvete e lyden hænne

    • kwai
      kwai 26 days ago


  • Alex_- Gameplays
    Alex_- Gameplays 27 days ago +1

    I first saw the camaro on 0:30 and then the tesla...

  • Reno Alkonga
    Reno Alkonga 27 days ago

    What camera does he use to vlog? It doesn't look familiar to me.

  • Emal Jan
    Emal Jan 27 days ago

    ...coz Norwegians are greedy. They want everything free. Free parking, free charging, no registrations fee, tax cuts buying EV, free toll passes and be able to drive into buss lines when it's rush hours without being charged/stoped.

  • Menxi
    Menxi 27 days ago

    Scandinavian countries are the best. I would love to live there

  • Ms Spears
    Ms Spears 28 days ago +1

    Yeah, their raining day fund was the large amount of oil that they have sold to other countries. You want to say that Norway is such a green country but they are not totally green but a very wealthy country that is small compared to the rest of the world.

  • little nation technolgy

    Strolling in a graveyard😂😂😂 not even if u paid me

  • kuriakose jim
    kuriakose jim 28 days ago

    That almost sounded like the whirrrrr was coming from the Tesla, but no it's the yellow camaro. Look closely.
    Tesla's are as silent as it gets

  • Aasmund Tyskö meg
    Aasmund Tyskö meg 28 days ago

    We in Norway sell our cheep energy and buy coal energy

    • ollierkul
      ollierkul 22 days ago

      We sell some and buy some, but the very large majority of electricity that we use (above 90%) is produced in Norway, and of that 98% is from hydroelectro power. So att he end of the day, electricity in Norway is very clean.

    • 1000 subs with no friends challenge
      1000 subs with no friends challenge 27 days ago

      No we make over 80% of wind/water generators, the rest we buy from countries like russia

  • Ashutosh Mahajan
    Ashutosh Mahajan Month ago

    Pac's in norway

  • KennyTheKid
    KennyTheKid Month ago +1

    Now they're $30,000

  • Dansplays
    Dansplays Month ago

    Legend says he is still walking

  • Zhab Cunanan
    Zhab Cunanan Month ago

    im confused why isn't anyone walking around the streets of norway?

  • Dillan Pears
    Dillan Pears Month ago +1

    It's true when I went their it was insain

  • Tankart 364
    Tankart 364 Month ago

    You are breaking like 8 Norwegen laws: like flying your drone over the city and so on.

  • TheAntonyDude
    TheAntonyDude Month ago +4

    screw canada. im going to norway.

    • Eric Hubert
      Eric Hubert 5 days ago +1

      As a Canadian, I'm not offended. I'll see you there.

  • Hector Alvarado
    Hector Alvarado Month ago +2

    Last time I went to Norway I left a "broke smelling scent"

  • sub2me
    sub2me Month ago +1

    Norway, the homeland of notch.

  • Chia Ming Liu
    Chia Ming Liu Month ago

    Because they know the clean of the air and environment is extremely important for the country and also for the citizens.

  • Bb
    Bb Month ago

    Fwiw there's hella teslas in st helena, ca

  • Nabeel Jafri
    Nabeel Jafri Month ago +5

    QUESTION : Why is Norway full of Teslas?
    ANSWER : Because they are RICH

  • Billie Dharmajaya
    Billie Dharmajaya Month ago

    If I was the president in my own country I will not going to let petrol and diesel sell in my country I will just let electric and hybrid only that can sell in my country because for me electric is the future also hybrid as the present so I think I better throw away petrol and diesel and just let every cars brand just sell the electric vehicles and hybrid. I also will going to get lot of think from electric and hybrid I will not going to buy fuel

    • Nathan Peterson
      Nathan Peterson 24 days ago

      +Billie Dharmajaya Not really realistic as even if the cars (which producing them will as ecologically harmful as driving all cars for the year ) don't run on fuel. Many other things do. Be it freight trains, auxiliary generators, military equipment, and shipping.

    • Billie Dharmajaya
      Billie Dharmajaya 24 days ago

      Nathan Peterson well we have to start right now. If I was the president I will still let petrol vehicles sell in my country but the petrol just for a performance cars like Ferrari and lamborghini because I know they doesn't have it right now. But most of vehicles brands that already have electric vehicles like Mercedes benz BMW and Volkswagen I will going to let just electric vehicles to be sell. Just imagine if all vehicles in one country is electric. Our country doesn't need to buy a fuel and our country also don't need to spend the money a lot just imagine that

    • Nathan Peterson
      Nathan Peterson 24 days ago

      Electric is not really viable now as a more ecological option as producing them creates amost the same amount of emissions as it does driving a gasoline/ Diesel fueled vehicle does in an entire year.

  • Clark Aguilar
    Clark Aguilar Month ago

    Such a beautiful country ..looks like very clean and green.I hope I can visit it....maybe in my dreams.luv from the Philippines!

  • zane’s world
    zane’s world Month ago

    Why was that Tesla so loud?

  • Shiv17 Kapoor
    Shiv17 Kapoor Month ago

    How did that Tesla make a gas engine growl at 0:35

    • NikPaul
      NikPaul Month ago

      There was a Camaro in front of it that had a green light and gave it the beans

  • mark franolich
    mark franolich Month ago

    Soon enough we can do the same

  • Kaiwolf Productions
    Kaiwolf Productions Month ago +2

    This made me want to go to Norway even more! Norway for meg 🇳🇴

    • Nova
      Nova 26 days ago

      Kaiwolf Productions it called Norge for meg

  • Assassin Creed
    Assassin Creed Month ago

    They sell oil outside and use electric in their country. Good 👍.

  • mad_niko
    mad_niko Month ago

    Lol I live in Oslo in a house that I bought for 500 000$ in 2012 and now it’s worth 1 200 000$

    • ollierkul
      ollierkul Month ago

      +mad_niko Jada sånn ja, virket bare veldig som du sa det for å skryte først :)

    • mad_niko
      mad_niko Month ago

      Det viser bare hvor fort boligmarkedet i Oslo vokser

    • ollierkul
      ollierkul Month ago

      Bra for deg?

  • Suppie X
    Suppie X Month ago

    Because they can afford it and we cant

  • hahah im daniel
    hahah im daniel Month ago

    Is no-one talking about how he was just vloging through a cemetery jawuudyusiwu

  • OnceThereWasAPageWithAReallyLongAssNameAndNowYouAreLookingAtAChannelWithAReallyLongName!

    Free electricity For your electric car?! Well where I'm from we get free fuel. I'm kidding we get some shocking fuel prices.

  • Steph Farber
    Steph Farber Month ago

    Answer at 3:08

  • Myles Vance
    Myles Vance Month ago

    E-Golf at 00:45

  • Alexandra Ledesman
    Alexandra Ledesman Month ago

    I've seen a lot of Telsa's in Pinecrest, a rich neighborhood in Miami, FL.

  • Fredrik R
    Fredrik R Month ago +1

    I think by now 49% of new cars sold in norway were electric...

    • ollierkul
      ollierkul Month ago

      In March of this year it was 58%

  • Kine Angell
    Kine Angell Month ago +2

    Can travel in and out of oslo without paying «boom pang»

    • Nova
      Nova 26 days ago

      Kine Angell am from Norway and I don’t know