Why Norway is full of Teslas

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  • Published: 10 June 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   2 years back

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    • Life With Will
      Life With Will  4 months back

      Colour grading needs work

    • GrimEpp
      GrimEpp  4 months back

      It's not really funded by the oil fund. The electric car benefits as parking and charging is by the city. They have tolls everywhere in and out of the city which can cost thousands of dollars a month for people who don't have electric cars.

    • Felix-L. J
      Felix-L. J  4 months back

      I need that Camera!

    • Web .mp3
      Web .mp3  6 months back

      Now I want to buy a tesla right now

    • Gisa R.
      Gisa R.  9 months back

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

  • Jean Jasmine
    Jean Jasmine  2 days back

    at the end of the day they are using the oil money way much smarter than the Arabs

    • blu jewel
      blu jewel  3 days back

      When he said "look at the tesla" while he pans the camera at the Tesla the first thing i only saw and got my attention was the yellow camaro 😆

      • Liam Wilson
        Liam Wilson  5 days back

        Norway did civilization right.

        • lyrical ointment
          lyrical ointment  6 days back

          If the car cost same in Nepal then Nepal will be full of Tesla but tax is so high

          • Joshua Wabnitz
            Joshua Wabnitz  1 weeks back

            The real question is why is Vox so good. Ooh.

            • reallorn
              reallorn  1 weeks back

              1:43 just casually walks from graveyard

              • MOCHA100 BLU
                MOCHA100 BLU  1 weeks back

                The brown turtle.....Was that "Tupac"

                • Victor Popov
                  Victor Popov  1 weeks back

                  Fantastic video, great footage, amazing music choice and very informative regarding the question from the title. Amazing report.
                  I wish Germany would offer insentives for EVs, it would help alot, now i kinda wanna move to Norway.

                  • George Nelson
                    George Nelson  1 weeks back

                    theres teslas everywhere in my neighborhood and i live in the US

                    • CarpetHater
                      CarpetHater  2 weeks back

                      There are huge taxes put on Cars that run on Gasoline or diesel, but a lot of these taxes are removed from electric cars like you said. So it is almost cheaper to buy an electric car in Norway than a ''normal car'' Also Norwegians try to be enviromentally friendly and because we have clean energy that means that an electric car is actually better (for the most part)

                      • savagex466
                        savagex466  2 weeks back

                        How can a electric car company say "zero emissions" on there car ? Thats only true if it is powered by renewable energy.

                        • Thi Huynh
                          Thi Huynh  2 weeks back

                          this should be the future..E-cars..the arabs can eat their damm oils..

                          • Boogeyman
                            Boogeyman  2 weeks back

                            6:00 ''developing.. china...'' they're ahead of everyone else ^^

                            • Kisuke 21
                              Kisuke 21  2 weeks back

                              The big cities yeah, Dunno about the rest of rural china.

                              Love china tho.
                              China is like the wise old man of the world... but is struggling

                          • Boogeyman
                            Boogeyman  2 weeks back

                            0:35 its a hemi barracuda with a tesla casing

                            • Arhos Roukounas
                              Arhos Roukounas  2 weeks back

                              Norway wants to go full electric so that they can have more oil to export

                              • Alexander and marius !
                                Alexander and marius !  2 weeks back

                                Im from norway and guess what?





                                I have a Tesla

                                • garlandstrife
                                  garlandstrife  2 weeks back

                                  Median income in Norway is 50k+ USD.

                                  • DuckingRager
                                    DuckingRager  2 weeks back

                                    0:32 A MUSCLE CAR!? Oh, what a sight to behold. I've seen maybe 9-15 muscle cars in my entire life. The guy owning that car must be RICH. In Norway, muscle cars are a commodity and a sight to behold. Teslas are cool and all, but have you ever had a ride in such a BEAST?

                                    • Deph Chyld
                                      Deph Chyld  2 weeks back

                                      what camera do you use? and What filter do you use for this editing??

                                      • Lovejoy Mbedzi
                                        Lovejoy Mbedzi  2 weeks back

                                        His friend “Thor”, the God of Subsidized electricity. 🤣

                                        • Piano Fry
                                          Piano Fry  3 weeks back

                                          I've been seeing more and more Teslas now and days.

                                          • Moksha Five
                                            Moksha Five  3 weeks back

                                            So it's official.
                                            Norway 🇳🇴 is on another planet.

                                            • lexi white
                                              lexi white  3 weeks back

                                              do y’all know how electricity is made? by burning coal that goes into the environment which is just as bad or worse than just using gasoline

                                              • Oscar W.
                                                Oscar W.  1 weeks back

                                                lexi white do y'all know how fossil fuel is made?

                                            • The Lone Wanderer
                                              The Lone Wanderer  3 weeks back

                                              The world needs to covert to more Renewable Power and Nuclear Power

                                              • vishwaraj ghorpade
                                                vishwaraj ghorpade  3 weeks back

                                                dealer never consumes
                                                smart move norway

                                                • sToP!
                                                  sToP!  3 weeks back

                                                  Well You walked past my house

                                                  • Char Horst
                                                    Char Horst  4 weeks back

                                                    Dude where's your umbrella?

                                                    • Rookie Jump
                                                      Rookie Jump  4 weeks back

                                                      Can someone tell me why he was recording in a cementery

                                                      • Pinaki M
                                                        Pinaki M  4 weeks back

                                                        Why not.. A lot of Y DNA haplogroup R1a1a in Norwegians

                                                        • metalhead BADMOJO
                                                          metalhead BADMOJO  4 weeks back

                                                          Yeah. So what we do, is selling drugs to the black market in other countries, and the money we get is like placed on detox organizations anti-drug policies etc. So all in all we have a drug free country.😄

                                                          • TeslaFanBoi_ 100
                                                            TeslaFanBoi_ 100  4 weeks back

                                                            Why Indonesia dont even sell teslas but only can test drive it

                                                            • Sc3ptilium
                                                              Sc3ptilium  4 weeks back

                                                              Take a shot everytime there's a Tesla on screen

                                                              • frazler Official
                                                                frazler Official  1 months back

                                                                Lol what I thought Tesla’s where silent

                                                                • ghgjg hhxgh
                                                                  ghgjg hhxgh  3 weeks back

                                                                  @Sck ! I mean the sound isn't the tesla, since they have no engine or tailpipe

                                                                • frazler Official
                                                                  frazler Official  3 weeks back

                                                                  ghgjg hhxgh shut up with ur trick questions

                                                                • ghgjg hhxgh
                                                                  ghgjg hhxgh  3 weeks back

                                                                  @Sck ! They're all electric with no tailpipe. I don't know why someone accelerated at the same moment?

                                                                • frazler Official
                                                                  frazler Official  4 weeks back

                                                                  ghgjg hhxgh that statement doesn’t make much sense but Tesla’s are electric. And that did not sound like a v8 it sounds like a 1.6 litre car with a loud exhaust (ricer)

                                                                • ghgjg hhxgh
                                                                  ghgjg hhxgh  4 weeks back

                                                                  Sck ! *They are.* I don't know why there's a v8 roar?

                                                              • Zelda fan
                                                                Zelda fan  1 months back

                                                                0:11 what? I see at least 5 a day in northern california

                                                                • wildan syauqi
                                                                  wildan syauqi  1 months back

                                                                  why norwegian speak english so fluently? even ole gunnar solksjaer speak it fluently

                                                                  • Call Me Perseverer1
                                                                    Call Me Perseverer1  1 months back

                                                                    Thanks to Elon Musk of Tesla, SpaceX, etc.

                                                                    • K Andreas
                                                                      K Andreas  1 months back

                                                                      Notice that the streets are empty? Probably because only the wealthy have cars, the common man cannot afford such luxuries.

                                                                      • Storm T
                                                                        Storm T  1 months back

                                                                        It’s just not economically viable to continue along the planet destroying combustion road.

                                                                        • abdul basit
                                                                          abdul basit  1 months back

                                                                          I love Norway!

                                                                          • abdul basit
                                                                            abdul basit  1 months back

                                                                            K Andreas No,but I am planning to go there as the environment is great and air quality

                                                                          • K Andreas
                                                                            K Andreas  1 months back

                                                                            Do you live there? Do you have any disposable income?

                                                                        • supreme24
                                                                          supreme24  1 months back

                                                                          The tesla is a iphone


                                                                          The volkswagen is the droid when it crashes the battery falls out

                                                                          • David Rodriguez
                                                                            David Rodriguez  1 months back

                                                                            Johnny is a great media creator.
                                                                            I love his storys and documentary

                                                                            • Aravind MK
                                                                              Aravind MK  1 months back

                                                                              To emit emf radiation

                                                                              • Filip
                                                                                Filip  1 months back

                                                                                What I learned from this video:
                                                                                Norway = A cold and democratic Saudi Arabia

                                                                                • Douglas Luxenberg
                                                                                  Douglas Luxenberg  1 months back

                                                                                  I’ve rode in a Tesla in the US

                                                                                  • OJMAH
                                                                                    OJMAH  1 months back

                                                                                    were you showing off American by walking on train line?? just beware kids watching this and just take yours as a good sample. haven't you heard somebody get hit by a train while walking blogging like you? i have heard two times.

                                                                                    • AngryPCLobby Zweitchannel

                                                                                      at gas prices of 7.5 USD a gallon, no wonder they buy teslas duh

                                                                                      • Pako
                                                                                        Pako  1 months back

                                                                                        That's cheap, not going to lie

                                                                                    • 0 piateed
                                                                                      0 piateed  2 months back

                                                                                      in norway is not often you see a camaro