EVs and hydrogen fuel cell cars will be the only new vehicles sold in the country.
Norway could be joining The Netherlands in banning all gasoline and diesel vehicles by the year of 2025, if we are to believe new reports.
Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv says the four primary political parties in the country had a dispute regarding the proposed ban and might have reached an agreement. Basically, if the new wall passes, customers will be able to buy only electric and hydrogen fuel cell cars if they want a brand new vehicle. Most likely, just like in The Netherlands, hybrids and plug-in hybrids will also be banned as all these do have combustion engines.
While this might seem a little bit unrealistic and overambitious, Norway is the country with highest sales of electric vehicles in the world – EVs account for 24 percent of total new car sales. Last month, hybrid, PHEV, and electric variants of the Volkswagen Golf and Passat, as well as the Mitsubishi Outlander, dominated the local market, clearly showing the Norwegians are already friendly with the idea of lower CO2 emissions thanks to electrification.
Back in 2014, Tesla Model S was the best-selling vehicle in Norway for a couple of months, so it comes as no surprise the Californian company’s boss Elon Musk was among the first to commend the Norwegians for the proposed ban. He used his Twitter channel to celebrate the news.
Note: Volvo's vision of an electric future pictured.