Norway Has Had around 20 Attempts at Car Production, All Displayed in the Norwegian Vehicle Museum
The first Norwegian-produced truck had an electric motor and was manufactured in Staværn car factory in 1919, but the battery was too heavy, and the company switched to gas-powered engines. In 1991, Think Global started production of electric cars but filed for bankruptcy in 2011 and ceased production in 2012. The only electric car manufacturer that hasn’t shut down is Buddy Electric, which was established in 1992, but has only manufactured around 1,500 electric city cars with a range of 12 to 37 miles.
Norway has never had a major manufacturer, but that might change with the growth of Paxster, an electric vehicle manufacturer for postal delivery. The vehicles are 2.3 meters long, about one-fourth the size of a delivery truck but can carry 240 kg of cargo. The company produced its first prototype in 2013 and worke