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Norway May Ban Petrol And Diesel Cars Within The Decade

The Sale of Fossil-Fuel Based Cars Could Be Banned As Soon As 2025.

According to reports, Norway are to ban the sale of all petrol and diesel based cars by 2025, in an effort towards achieving a low-emission society.

The Newspaper Wrote

Dagens Næringsliv, the third largest newspaper in Norway, ran the headline "FRP will remove all gasoline cars", and according to DN the coalition and its two support parties had reached a deal that would see the sale of petrol and diesel cars banned in the Nordic country. The reports follow a call to ban private cars in downtown Oslo by 2019, and the news that Norway will become the first country in the world to commit to deforestation.

Tesla Boss Pleased

Clearly happy with the reports, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted: "Just heard that Norway will ban new sales of fuel cars in 2025. What an amazingly awesome country. You guys rock!!"

Definitely Maybe

Conflicting reports however, suggest that Norway will not be banning the sale of petrol and diesel cars. A press release from Høyre (the Norwegian Conservatives) said: “The government and its partners agree on a new step on the way towards a low-emission society […] but there is no talk of banning the sale of diesel and petrol vehicles in 2025 as one would be led to believe in Dagens Næringsliv.”

Continued Trend In Europe

It was recently reported that the Netherlands would vote on a motion which would ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars in the next decade. Additionally, reports suggested Austria may ban the sales of new petrol and diesel cars.

What Do You Think?

Do you think this is a good idea? How do you think it could work in reality? Would you like to see the UK do something similar? Let us know your thoughts…