Sustainable Mobility: Norwegian Delegation in Paris - World Efficiency Solutions

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Norway, a world’s laboratory for sustainable mobility

Norway is leading the way for the transition to zero emission electric cars. The growth of the electrical car market in Norway has been exponential leading the fleet of plug-in electric vehicles in Norway largest per capita in the world, with Oslo recognized as the EV capital. As of June 2017, the market concentration was 33 registered plug-in cars per 1,000 people, 15 times higher than the U.S then the world's largest country market. 

Norway's fleet of electric cars is one of the cleanest in the world because 98% of the electricity generated in the country comes from hydropower. While the Norwegian EV market share is stabilizing on 20 % most other countries hold around 1 % market share. This implies that the Norwegian EV market is approximately 5 years ahead most other countries. This makes the Norwegian market an interesting and beneficial case for other countries.

Join this seminar to learn about how Norway, and in particular its capital Oslo, managed to achieve its sustainable mobility strategy, next steps forward, and how France and Norway could cooperate on sustainable mobility projects.



10.30 Welcome by Sindre Walderhaug, President of the French-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce

10.35 Official opening of the seminar by H.E. Rolf Einar Fife, Norwegian ambassador to France

10.45 How Norway developed in to being world leading in Smart, Zero Emission Transport by Mali Hole Skogen, Director OREEC (Oslo Renewable Energy and Environment Cluster)

10.55 Oslo the European green capital 2019

Oslo’s strategy to become carbon neutral by 2030, Raymond Joansen, Governing Mayor City of Oslo  name of the speaker to be confirmed

Oslo will be the European Green capital in 2019 and aims to be a carbon neutral city in 2030; in the same time its population is expected to rise by a further 200,000 inhabitants. How to reach this ambitious objective and successfully manage growing mobility needs.  Presentation of the incentives and regulations Oslo puts into place – higher toll fees for fossil cars, zero emission zone in the city centre, charging stations, new measures on establishing hydrogen refuelling (or energy stations), measures adapted for delivery- and heavier duty transport…


Lessons learned from the City Of Oslo - Key initiatives to reduce transport emissions in a city by ENDRAVA

Tomorrow’s urban transportation by Endre Angelvik, Vice President mobility services - Ruter, the public transport operator in Oslo

11.25 The Norway203040 coalition - Business leadership on climate goals by Bjørn K. Haugland, EVP Chief Sustainable Officer DNV GL tbc

11.35 Hydrogen and fuel cell integration - providing longer range for road and marine transport, by Kristian E. Vik, Secretary General, Norwegian Hydrogen Association and Frode Halvorsen, CEO Skagerak Naturgass

11.55 Innovative Norwegian solutions Pitch session with a selection of Norwegian green companies

12.15 End of the seminar



Contact: Ludovic Caubet, Managing director, French-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce - caubet(@) / Mob. +47 40 85 37 16

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