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This article was published on June 4, 2016

    Report: Norway to ban new sales of gas-powered cars by 2025

    Report: Norway to ban new sales of gas-powered cars by 2025
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    According to a new report from Dagens Næringsliv, a Norwegian newspaper, Norway’s four main political parties have come to an agreement to ban the sale of gas-powered (diesel or petrol) by 2025.

    The new energy policy sets an aggressive timeline for one of the world’s largest oil exporters but it’s not a done deal just yet. Representatives have confirmed there is a deal in place, but another Norwegian media outlet reports that it may still need some tweaking before the agreement becomes law.

    Norway already sets the mark for the highest percentage of new electronic vehicles sold of any country (24 percent) which means it’s a smaller step for it than, say, the United States where plug-in electronic vehicles accounted for just 0.66 percent of all new vehicles sold.

    The new legislation would bring the country one step closer to its proposed fossil fuel ban and, if enacted, would put Norway ahead of the coming legislative pack that currently sees India and The Netherlands looking at similar legislation.