The Norwegian postal service Posten is ordering 240 units of Renault’s battery electric Kangoo Maxi Z.E.
With a range of 170 km (106 miles) NDEC (80 to 125 km under usual driving conditions), Kangoo Maxi Z.E. is well-suited to the everyday tasks of administrations and companies. Posten’s red Kangoo Maxi Z.E.s will mostly be used in areas of high population density.
Posten, which already has a fleet of 900 electric vehicles (cars, bikes, quadricycles, trailers), is taking a further step forward in environmental responsibility with the purchase of Kangoo Maxi Z.E. It is targeting a 40% reduction in its CO2 emissions by 2020, a very substantial measure when we consider that this company alone accounts for no less than 1% of CO2 emissions in Norway as a whole.
Over the last few years, electric vehicle sales in Norway have been stimulated by a committed government incentive policy. At the end of 2015, electric vehicle sales account for 20% of all new vehicle sales in the country. Today, at least 60,000 Norwegians drive an electric vehicle. Nearly one in four new cars sold in Norway is electric. That makes this Scandinavian country one of the top markets in the world for zero-emission driving.
Norway has one of the cleanest energy grids in the world, with 95% of its electricity coming from renewable sources.
In Norway, electric cars are exonerated from VAT and road tax. They pay no parking fees, road tolls or ferry charges. And they are entitled to use bus lanes.