"Citizens and businesses need to do their part. Our role is to involve and engage them. As a ctiy, we need to make the green option much more preferable. That is why…we make electric cars so cheap and easy to use and why our public procurement strategy sets strict environmental standards," explains Raymond Johansen, Governing Mayor, Oslo, Norway, the 2019 European Green Capital.
Emissions in Oslo have peaked, and cycling and walking is increasing. Oslo is considered the electric car capital of Norway. 47 percent of all new registered cars in Oslo are battery EVs or plug-ins.