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In Norway, the electric vehicle future has already arrived

By Jack Ewing

08 May 2023 · 7 min read

Editor's Note

Norway will end sales of internal combustion engine cars in 2025; it's at the vanguard of the shift to electric cars, giving us a "glimpse of a future where electric vehicles rule," reports the NYT.

BAMBLE, Norway — About 110 miles south of Oslo, along a highway lined with pine and birch trees, a shiny fueling station offers a glimpse of a future where electric vehicles rule.

Chargers far outnumber gasoline pumps at the service area operated by Circle K, a retail chain that got its start in Texas. During summer weekends, when Oslo residents flee to country cottages, the line to recharge sometimes backs up down the off-ramp.

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