Norway

Achieving more together

International Cooperation with Norway

  • The joint delegation of minister Franz Untersteller and minister Winfried Hermann during their visit in Norway in January 2018.

    The joint delegation of minister Franz Untersteller and minister Winfried Hermann during their visit in Norway in January 2018.

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  • During the delegation trip Baden-Württembergs minister Franz Untersteller and Ms. Solveig Schütz from the Norwegian province of Akershus signed a Letter of Intent, which provides a closer cooperation in the fields of hydrogen-research and climate protec

    During the delegation trip Baden-Württembergs minister Franz Untersteller and Ms. Solveig Schytz, Head of the Transport Committee from the County of Akershus, signed a Letter of Intent, which provides a closer cooperation in the fields of hydrogen-research and climate protection.
    Source: Marius Vannum, Akershus fylkeskommune

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  • Norway is a pioneer on the way to emission-free mobility. The development of the charging infrastructure for e-cars is well advanced throughout the country.

    Norway is a pioneer on the way to emission-free mobility. The development of the charging infrastructure for e-cars is well advanced throughout the country.

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The cooperation with Norway dates back to 2014. In January 2018, the cooperation received a strong new impetus, when Minister for Environment and Energy, Franz Untersteller, and Minister of Transport, Winfried Hermann, visited the Norwegian capital Oslo and the neighboring province of Akershus with a delegation from Baden-Württemberg.

Norway is currently the largest market for electric mobility and hence an interesting cooperation partner for Baden-Württemberg. More than every second new vehicle sold nowadays in Norway is running partially or fully electrically. As of 2025, it is planned to license only emission-free vehicles.

Baden-Württemberg wants to learn from the Norwegian experience in the field of e-mobility and the charging infrastructure in order to promote climate-neutral means of transport in Baden-Württemberg. Baden-Württemberg and the County of Akershus signed a letter of intent to put the focus of cooperation on the joint promotion of hydrogen and fuel cell technology.

In fall 2018, a delegation from Akershus is going to visit Baden-Württemberg's centers of innovation in the fields of hydrogen and fuel cell technology. In addition, Akershus plans to sign a memorandum of understanding, becoming part of the Under2 Coalition, a global climate protection network.


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