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Charge it up, charge it up. Shocking lack of charging stations in Rogaland despite increase in electric car sales. The colour scheme cost him extra, whilst the car saves him money. Yesterday, Expen Ivarson collected his Indian-made yellow and black electric Reva car. He is not alone.Electric sales Sales of electric cars in Rogaland are looking quite positive, according to aftenbladet.no.

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Charge it up, charge it up

Published on Thursday, 20th August, 2009 at 21:15 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Shocking lack of charging stations in Rogaland despite increase in electric car sales.

A Reva electric car
A Reva electric car
Photo: Reva Norway


The colour scheme cost him extra, whilst the car saves him money. Yesterday, Expen Ivarson collected his Indian-made yellow and black electric Reva car. He is not alone.

Electric sales

Sales of electric cars in Rogaland are looking quite positive, according to aftenbladet.no.

Since Boligenergi in Sandnes started last November, they have sold 30 Reva cars, and Hillevåg-based Bilkilden that stock the Buddy tell the paper that they’ve sold 12 since the beginning of this year.

Money in the bank

And driving one has its advantages. Although Boligenergi say the car now costs 172,000 kroner, there’s no annual road-tax, nor do owners have to pay anything to pass through the toll plazas.

The paper writes that the lithium battery-powered car has a range of up to 100 kilometres, and costs approximately 10 kroner to charge fully.

Against the current

But there is one hitch. Electric car owners here risk that their efforts to drive environmentally-friendly vehicles could fall flat.

Stavanger council has still not passed a resolution to build 400 extra charging stations this year, despite 50 million kroner having been set aside by the government for the whole country.

Don’t throw the bicycle away yet.




Published on Thursday, 20th August, 2009 at 21:15 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: reva, buddy, electric, car, charge, save, money, charging, stations, rogaland, stavanger.





  
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