According to a bill proposed by Norway’s four main political parties, all new diesel- and petrol-powered cars would be banned from registration in less than a decade.
Norway is already one of the most ecologically focused countries in the world, with nearly a quarter of its vehicles being electrified cars. The locals are in love with “green” and the new car registration trend in the country is the proof. As an example, electric vehicles, hybrids and plug-in hybrids accounted for over 60 percent of all the cars sold in March. An initial proposal made by the Labour Party aimed to ban from sale all new conventional-powered cars by 2030new deadline. Such news has been enthusiastically received by Tesla’s CEO Elon Mush who tweeted “Just heard that Norway will ban new sales of fuel cars in 2025. What an amazingly awesome country. You guys rock!!”
Other governments also have set similar ambitious zero-emission vehicles strategies, as the Netherlands intends to take some drastic measures to cut emissions levels by intending to embargo from sale all conventional-powered cars starting with 2025 as well, India is aiming for all cars to be electric by 2030, while Germany is working on a set of regulatory laws that will allow towns to pull out older diesels from its streets. In Norway, owners of environmentally friendly cars benefit from huge incentives, zero taxes, free public parking and charging and they also do not have to pay for ferry trips, tolls on roads, bridges or tunnels.
Just heard that Norway will ban new sales of fuel cars in 2025. What an amazingly awesome country. You guys rock!! pic.twitter.com/uAXuBkDYuR
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 3, 2016