After more than 60 electric cars carrying more than 100 passengers made it to the relatively remote mountain village of Geiranger for a festival last weekend, the Norwegian EV Association felt justified to crown Norway as “the world’s best place for EV tourism.”
“With charging opportunities for more than 60 electric vehicles (called elbil in Norwegian), we wished a crowd of EV drivers welcome to Geiranger for the weekend,” said Cristina Bu, secretary general of the association (Norsk elbilforening).
The UNESCO World Heritage Site Geiranger was “unofficially” crowned the best developed place for EV tourism. The village, with a population of around 250, now boasts one charging point for every 10 citizens.
Economic incentives for electric cars has long made Norway a leader in electric vehicle use, and charging stations are increasingly available. Recent studies have shown that one of every three cars sold in Norway is now electric.