E-MOBILITY NORWAY (VS. GERMANY):
- "THE WORLD'S LEADING ELECTRIC CAR MARKET"
- WHAT IS WRONG IN GERMANY?
- "the land of Fjords, Whales and E(motional/electrical)Mobility..."
- by far the highest per capita PEV (PluginElectricVehicles) ownership in the world.
- 3 out of 10 new car a PEV in Norway 2016 (incl. "new used" - see below). Norway is already where German automotive/mobility managers hope (?!) to be in 10 years time.
- total population about 130 000 PEVs (hereof about 100 000 pure BEVs for 5 mill. people ult. 2016...
- ...and 10 % of all Teslas worldwide.
- what's wrong in the 80 mill. people car nation Germany with a total not even half of that many PEVs...and less than 1 % new car market share (even including net "new used car" export, see below)?
= BEVs (BatteryElecticVehicles)
+ PHEVs (EREVs) (PluginHybridElectricVehicles) (ExtendedRangeElectricVehicles)
Electrifying*) Mobility (.com):
= 1)"charge with electricity"
= 2)"excite", "impress greatly"
3 early stage Norwegian electric cars (plus a C5 from the visionary Sir Clive Sinclair).
The Norwegian electric car pioneer Th!nk in front of Norway's aluminum national pavilion at the Word Exhibition "Expo 2000" in Hannover.
The Th!nk car was once claimed to be "the world's most sold electric car".
Here proudly presented on top of one of our classic HVAL auto-expo-ramps!
eCars & Culture. Responsible luxury at the Bergen Music Festival (Festspillene i Bergen).
NORWAY: REASONS FOR EMOBILITY SUCCESS:
1) Traditional fossil cars are heavily (sales) taxed. Electric cars, however, sales-tax, road toll, domestic ferry and municipal parking cost free. 50 % company car tax reduction.
2) With the high tax regime for cars politicians have a good instrument for promoting intelligent mobility solutions.
3) An abundance of clean renewable hydroelectric power available at reasonable prices.
4) The charging infrastructure has been relatively well developed, including the first Tesla Superchargers in Europe.
5) Most Norwegian plugincar-owners can, and primarily do, charge at home!
6) Public bus lanes (with recently some new time limitations) in principle are free to use for BatteryElectricEVs and hydrogengas powered cars.
7) Norwegian car dealers seem to have a normal profit margin/potential at least when selling plugincars (what they maybe loose of later maintenance and repair jobs, overpriced oil sales etc. is tomorrow's problem).
8) The Norwegians have experienced/understood that modern plugin cars not only mean intelligent and efficient, but maybe even more important, emotional mobility, i.e. are sexy and fun to drive...
9) Electric cars have become a POD ("product of desire"). Contrary to the situation for instance in China, were EVs can just seem to be an unwanted PON ("product of necessity") in order to get a licence plate in the big cities???
10) But are there also (psychological?) explanations beyond that...?
NORWAY VS. GERMANY:
- TECHNOLOGICAL (IT) LEVEL AND AFFINITY
- CONSERVATISM, RISK AVERSION
- BUREAUCRACY ("BLUE MOTION" & RED TAPE)
- "In Germany there seems to be more e-mobility studies, events and Powerpoint-presentations than plug-in-cars".
- "most Germans appear more emotionally excited when they spot, hear and SMELL two-stroke ex. DDR (German "Democratic" Republic) Trabants in the street, rather then one of the rare plug-in-cars."
- Truls Hval, HVAL AutoSystem/HVAL.com
1) In political Berlin generally budget balance ("schwarze Null") seems more important than modern infrastructure. Daimler's CEO Dieter Zetsche complains that Germany is at place 20 of the 28 EU-states when it comes to broadband.
2) A survey 2015 of 30,000 Germans aged 14 and above shows that just under a quarter never go online.
3) Norway was, as far as we are informed, the second country in the world connected to the internet, and is claimed to have the highest rate of Online Banking-users in Europe. Cash was yesterday, today most popular by drugdealers & Co. More and more beggars are accepting electronic payment!
4) Surprisingly many also young Germans still seem to love cash more then electronic payment cards and mobile smartphone payment methods.
- even at places like BMW's new flagship store in Berlin and Mercedes-Benz's first trendy pilot Mercedes-me Store/coffeeshop at the posh Ballindamm-Binnenalster in Hamburg, they cannot understand that you want to pay for your cappucino with card.
- and when Angela Merkel personally goes shopping with China's visting prime minister to showcase modern German retailing, she still pays with cash...!
5) A top BMW executive claims/complains that Dutch, US and Norwegian customers are much more open to new disruptive technical ideas than his German countrymen and -women.
6) Are the Germans living up to their reputation for being conservative and real risk averters?
- "Man sieht ja in
Ländern wie Norwegen, dass es anders geht, dass Elektromobilität an Fahrt
aufnimmt, WENN EINE AUFGESCHLOSSENE HALTUNG BESTEHT, die mit vielen kleinen und
großen, konkreten Aktivitäten erlebbar wird".
- Smart (Daimler)-Chefin Annette Winkler in Autogazette-Interview
7) After endless discussions, the compulsory report by employers to the tax authorities of employees “free or reduced price charging” at the workplace seems to come to an end.
- “Damit könnten Anreize für die weitere Verbreitung der Elektromobilität in
der Bevölkerung gesetzt werden“, writes
BEM/Bundesverband eMobilität e.V. in their newsletter.
- that these German BEM/Bundesverband eMobilität e.V. - people in Berlin, Kurt Sigl, Christian Heep & Co., have not become totally disillusioned, is a miracle!
8) Even after “VW dieselgate”, the Germans (including politicians) still seem to love duty-favoured
diesel fuel. Used in their world-leading "clean diesel" technology
- at least so far, now creating jobs at suppliers and OEMs, and for many years in hospitals!
GERMAN CAR MANUFACTURERS CATCHING UP?
- ...not at least due to the (prestige) challenge from Tesla Motors/Elon Musk & Co. and Dieselgate.
- ...and not to forget: Bruxelles with their future average fleet CO2-limits. Despite some opposition from "Mutter" ("Mom") Angela Merkel and German generally large cars manufacturers' clever lobbyists.
- but are they lagging behind in battery (cell) manufacturing....?
- Angela Merkel is claimed not following up her promises on the domestic emobility sector, including the (now illusive?) 1 million e-car goal for 2020...
- ...even when some "helpful" eMobility-fans include traditional hybrids like the original Toyota Prius & Co. in their counting, which wasn't the meaning, or?
- "Elektromobilität muss emotional sein und Leidenschaft wecken".
- Bundesverkehrsminister Alexander Dobrint (CSU) zu Handelsblatt.
- Ja, er hat verstanden!
- "To get electric cars beyond Powerpoint-presentations... perhaps a good idea to FOCUS MORE ON EMOTIONAL MOBILITY in marketing & promotion?"
- Truls Hval, HVAL AutoSystem (iQ/IntelligentMobility.com + EQ/EmotionalMobility.com)
PEV SALES STATISTICS ARE LYING:
- a significant number of short term-registered PEVs in Germany etc. are in fact exported to Norway, mostly as they have been impossible to sell.
- in Norway they are classified as "used cars" and not included in the new PEV sales statistics.
- in the exporting countries, however, they are included in (misleading) PEV sales statistics (and the respective brands misleading/too low average fleet CO2 figures!).
- to some extent also granted e-mobility subsidies before exported.
- KIAs from Germany, is maybe the best known example, even through the brands offical OEM-channels!
TESLA MOTORS/ELECTRIFYING MOBILITY IN NORWAY:
- Tesla superchargers come to Norway as the first country outside the US.
- superchargers + Tesla S + electrifying Norwegian scenery.
- http://vimeo.com/73997252? (02:10 minutes)
RENT A TESLA, ELECRIFY YOURSELF AND HAVE A WHALE OF A TIME IN NORWAY:
- why not go to emotional Norway, rent a Tesla Model S yourself, and have the electrifying Norwegian e(Q)mobility experience:
- see also the "Travel Emotional Norway" page for route planning/places worth visiting.
E-MOBILITY IN A NUTSHELL:
* Intelligent Mobility (.com)
* Emotional Mobility (.com)
* Efficient Mobility (.com)
* Electrifying Mobility (.com)
* Electrical Mobility (.com)
* Exciting Mobility (.com)
* Economical Mobility (.com)
* Ecological Mobility (.com)
NORWEGIAN EMOBILITY PIONEER TH!NK (NORWEGIAN LANGUAGE):
- once "the world's most sold electric car"
* Th!nk - norsk pionerånd i beste Nansen/Ammundsen-tradisjon:
- er det ikke ganske imponerende at det norske elbileventyet fra lille Aurskog lenge ble nevnt i første åndedrag når eMobility var temaet, og angivelig inntil slutten av 2010 var verdens bestselgende?
- og så lenge det varte, også igang med å starte en fabrikk i nærheten av selveste bilbyen Detroit/USA.
- skulle vi ikke være litt stolte, dette minner jo unektelig litt om Nansen og Ammundsen.
- alle unektelig også med sine svakheter, men pionerer var de, eller hva?
* Ønsket om i sin tid å drive litt sjåvinistisk norsk industripolitikk overfor Th!nk er nok også hovedgrunnen til de helt utrolig gunstige rammebetingelser for el-pluginbiler vi nå i Norge og som har plassert oss helt i tet internasjonalt som brukere.
- send en takk til Th!nk og ellers generelt nærmest prohibivt høye bilavgifter om du er blant dem som nyter fordelene.
- AND ANOTHER NORWEGIAN EV PIONEER HISTORY:
www.buddyelectric.com (ex. www.puremobility.com) (the Norwegian Urban Electric Vehicle Buddy)
- "To see a combustion engine car in a few years, you might have to go to North Korea".
- Schaeffler CEO Klaus Rosenfeld to Handelsblatt
* Interested in a SOLAR AND WIND CARPORT for your plugincar, and you find this somewhat weird (?) solution attractive, please contact HVAL. We know the supplier!