Norway is already abandoning its plan for a “Tesla tax” on electric cars
But policymakers have often worried that the subsidies are too good amid criticism that they simply allow rich households to buy expensive electric cars on the cheap. Last month, Norway’s government proposed to pull back tax incentives on electric cars that weighed more than two metric tons. However, six weeks later the government scrapped the plan. This will be good news to Tesla who had said last month − after the Tesla tax was announced − that it planned to build Europe’s largest charging station in Norway. There are more than 13,000 registered Teslas in Norway, according to the national statistics office, though the Nordic country has more than 100,000 electric cars.
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