Tesla Avoids Falling Under Norway’s Weight-Based “Tesla Tax”
Good news for Tesla, and would-be future Tesla owners!
The Norwegian government has abandoned a proposal tabled in October to remove some of the tax exemptions for electric vehicles that exceeded 2,000 kg of curb weight.
The proposal was quickly dubbed the “Tesla Tax”, as long-range Tesla cars were the main (or maybe even the only) target of significance that would be taxed additionally by up to around €8,800 ($10,500 USD).
The increased price of the Model S and Model X would naturally have affected Tesla sales inside its most important European market.
Encouraging citizens to opt for lighter cars is understandable, but at current stage it would difficult to replace heavy ICE SUVs with lighter electric vehicles.