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Why is Norway a case study for EVs?

20 Nov 2017 | Jorn Madslien

In global terms, Norway enjoys by far the highest penetration of electric vehicles in its car market. Exclusively for just-auto, Norwegian writer Jorn Madslien takes a trip to his homeland for a personal journey that sheds some light on this small European country's huge drive for electrification.

INTERVIEW: Nissan's Leaf 'localiser'

12 Apr 2013 | Graeme Roberts

I would - deservedly - have got a thick ear had I asked Steven Groves - Nissan Europe's vehicle development manager for the European Leaf EV - which plant in Japan packed the assembly kits for the new 'localised' model. And that would be before those in Sunderland now building - not just assembling - the new cars for a May showroom launch got hold of me.

PRODUCT EYE: Localised Leaf launches

12 Apr 2013 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan Europe suits liken the Leaf EV update - now 'localised' for and built in Europe - as a bit like an iPhone or iPad upgrade: looks much the same on the outside but new goodies lurk therein. And there was a big pricing surprise to announce as well.

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Norway axes proposed Tesla tax

28 Nov 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Norway has abandoned plans for a proposed, so called Tesla tax which would have cut a tax rebate granted to heavy electric cars.

Preh to acquire Kongsberg’s ePower business unit

27 Nov 2017 | Simon Warburton

Preh is to acquire ePower, a business unit of Kongsberg Automotive, Norway.

Chassix inks Benteler Automotive casting business acquisition

30 Oct 2017 | Simon Warburton

Chassix has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Benteler Automotive Farsund’s lightweight aluminium low pressure automotive casting business.

Nissan Europe unveils e-NV200 new longer range van

3 Oct 2017 | Mike Chiswell

Nissan has announced a new longer range, zero-emissions van that goes further on a single charge.

Norway consults on autonomous public road testing

23 Dec 2016 | Simon Warburton

Norway's Government is sending out a proposal for consultation on a new law which would allow self-driving vehicles on Norwegian roads, with the aim to have a bill passed by Parliament next Spring.

Norway EV market grows 22% in October

11 Nov 2016 | Simon Warburton

Norway's plug-in electric vehicle market grew 22% last month with 3,622 cars registered and year-to-date numbers growing at 33%, according to data from the European Alternative Fuels Observatory (EAFO).

Kongsberg Automotive appoints interim CFO

16 Aug 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Martin Hogganvik (38) has been appointed interim CFO at Kongsberg Automotive with immediate effect, responsible for all finance and IT functions at the supplier.

Kongsberg appoints Henning Jensen as CEO

20 Jun 2016 | Simon Warburton

Kongsberg Automotive has appointed current chairman, Henning Jensen as CEO of the company and will consequently resign from the board.

Kongsberg wins multiple OEM seating contracts

23 May 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Kongsberg Automotive said contracts have been secured from a wide range of customers including European, Chinese and Japanese OEMs. The combined value is estimated at EUR15m (US$16.83m) (NOK140m) over a supply period of three to eight years depending on car model.

Kongsberg secures German seat heat products supply contract

20 May 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Kongsberg Automotive’s interior business area has been awarded multiple agreements with a German automaker for the global supply of seat heat products across their range of premium and luxury vehicles.

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