The Norwegian postal service Posten, which already has a fleet of 900 electric vehicles (cars, bikes, quadricycles, trailers), is ordering 240 units of Renault’s battery electric Kangoo Maxi Z.E.
With a range of 170 km (106 miles) NEDC (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 is targeting a 40% reduction in its CO2 emissions by 2020; this company alone accounts for 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. The expectations are that by 2020, 200,000 electric cars will be on Norwegian roads—10% of the vehicle parc.
In Norway, electric cars are exempted from VAT and road tax. They pay no parking fees, road tolls or ferry charges. And they are entitled to use bus lanes.
The Renault electric vehicle line-up in Norway comprises ZOE, Kangoo Z.E., Kangoo Maxi Z.E., five-seater Kangoo Maxi Z.E., and Twizy.