Norway fuel car ban

Shortly after France decided to impose a working week ban on cars made before 1997, Norway is looking to follow its move. Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv reported that Norway’s four main political parties have agreed to stop the sale of petrol and diesel-powered vehicles by 2025.

The Dutch government too, is considering a ban on sales of petrol/diesel-powered cars; Netherlands has a 10% plug-in vehicle market share. India, meanwhile, plans for the cars on its roads to be all-electric by 2030.

Even before it has passed into law, the proposal has found a fan in Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla Motors. Musk said in a tweet, “just heard that Norway will ban new sales of fuel cars in 2025. What an amazingly awesome country. You guys rock!!”

Norway already has an electric vehicle market share of 24%, and 99% of Norway’s electricity is covered by hydropower. On top of its plans to stop the sale of fossil fuel-dependent vehicles in nine years, Norway’s transportation plans also included a proposal to ban all private vehicles from downtown Oslo by 2019.