Norway is set to ‘completely ban’ the sale of all petrol and diesel powered cars in the next 10 years.
According to Norwegian newspaper Dagens Naeringsliv, politicians from both sides of the political spectrum have reached a concrete agreement that 100 per cent of Norway’s cars should be powered by green energy by 2025.
This hugely ambitious target would arguably make Norway the world leader in pushing renewable energy. This is a fascinating decision for a country which is arguably one of the largest oil exporters in the world.
Norway is no stranger to making bold strides towards being a greener country. The country recently confirmed that it would be the first country to commit to zero deforestation.
The 100 per cent target is hugely ambitious, despite the fact that the country already has 24 per cent of its vehicles running on electricity.
Then there’s Norway’s energy production of which 99 per cent is provided through its on hydroelectric plants.
There is some ambiguity however over whether the plan has been legally enforced yet with claims from another paper suggesting it was still in the later stages of negotiation.
Despite this, industry leaders have applauded the potential move with Tesla founder Elon Musk tweeting about news.