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How Old Are I-Pace Owners?

  • 20-30

    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • 30-40

    Votes: 8 13.6%
  • 40-50

    Votes: 13 22.0%
  • 50-60

    Votes: 24 40.7%
  • 60-70

    Votes: 11 18.6%
  • 70+

    Votes: 2 3.4%

  • Total voters
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Another thread I've seen on a lot of forums...

How old are you?

1. 20-30
2. 30-40
3. 40-50
4. 50-60
5. 60-70
6. 70+

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How old are you? I'm 37 so I seem to be one of the youngest so far!
 

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The government in Norway has a goal of a nationwide EV only policy by 2025 for all newly sold cars. Thats not that far away and it will be a tough one to achieve. In the cities its fine but in the rural and remote regions this will be a major issue.
 

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Despite a size advantage (smaller, population of just 5 million) Norway has a lofty goal. However its more than halfway there (57% of sales were EV or PHEV in 2018!). Gas is twice as expensive as in U.S. LOTS of government incentives (taxes, tolls, parking, and 2019 is the last year of 25% VAT tax waiver for EVs. Note the goal is 100% of cars SOLD (only about 150K/year in Norway), not on the road (2.7M, or about 1% of the U.S figure).

When you look at the bevy of inexpensive EVs coming out (many from new manufacturers in China), U.S. automakers will either get on board fast or be lost at sea. As EV prices plummet with competition and volume, and charging barriers fall with technology and infrastructure development, EV adoption will accelerate far faster than most people anticipate. Incentives will soon not be needed.
 

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EV sales will stutter in Norway once the government incentives diminish. But again Norway is not just Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen and Trondheim, it stretches way up north and even borders Russia at the very top. Those guys up there wont be happy when the only option available are EVs.

Where do you get the '2019 is the last year of 25% VAT tax waiver for EVs' information from? That is supposed to still be around until at least January 1, 2021 as far as I am aware.

There is always hefty debate around all of these incentives, but from March 1 2019 all EVs in the Oslo area will be paying a small amount for toll passages as well and it will soon also be like that in Bergen. Stavanger is still up for discussion, but likely also be the end of 2019 the toll passages wont be free anymore.
 

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#phila, this was my source: https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/12/norway-electric-vehicle-models-incentives-car-free-oslo/578932/

I double checked and see now that the language was "Norweigians risk losing..." not "Norweigians are losing...". My bad, but it sounds up in the air, either way.
OK i was wondering where you were getting your numbers from as I have not heard of >50% sale of new EVs in this country. That article is based on the city of Oslo and does not include the rest of the country. In November 2018 it was announced that as of then the amount of newly purchased EVs had just reached 30% nationwide, so still a ways to go. But yes, the incentives will slowly diminish and all realize that. Hence the amount of car leasings has also skyrocketed as people are afraid their newly purchased EVs may not be so popular anymore when they try to sell them some time later due to no more incentives.
 

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Good idea, #sgtpeper. I see a full 85% are over 40 - not a young man's car, I guess.

That said, it does 0-60 faster than anything I owned in my 20s and 30s, including a Camero Z28 and 2 corvettes!
 

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I'm pretty surprised with the results, actually.

I'm 37 and find it to be right in line with my stage in life.

I would have expected the largest segment to be 40-50 not 50-60 and more people in their late 30s like me!
 

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I'm pretty surprised with the results, actually.

I'm 37 and find it to be right in line with my stage in life.

I would have expected the largest segment to be 40-50 not 50-60 and more people in their late 30s like me!
Yeah that's because you think that people in your generation are loaded and you're right that *some* people are ... but they're all techies so they drive Tesla. *You* are a uniquely refined individual of your generation >:)
 

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EV sales will stutter in Norway once the government incentives diminish. But again Norway is not just Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen and Trondheim, it stretches way up north and even borders Russia at the very top. Those guys up there wont be happy when the only option available are EVs.

Where do you get the '2019 is the last year of 25% VAT tax waiver for EVs' information from? That is supposed to still be around until at least January 1, 2021 as far as I am aware.

There is always hefty debate around all of these incentives, but from March 1 2019 all EVs in the Oslo area will be paying a small amount for toll passages as well and it will soon also be like that in Bergen. Stavanger is still up for discussion, but likely also be the end of 2019 the toll passages wont be free anymore.
We are tied!
 
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