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No diesel or petrol cars in Norway by 2025?

6 June 2016

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted the headline of Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv , that says that Norway’s four main political parties have agreed to stop sales of diesel and petrol-powered vehicles in 2025.

Although this decision has not been finalised, Musk appeared excited at the prospect.

He tweeted: “Just heard that Norway will ban sales of fuel cars by 2025. You guys Rock!!”

Whether or not Norway will ban the classic internal combustion engine in less than a decade is yet to be seen, however 24% of the country’s cars are electric already, so it’s no inconceivable. Norway’s progressive transportation plans also revealed an ambitious proposal to ban all private vehicles from downtown Oslo by 2019 in an attempt of making the city more livable.