Published: 07 Jun 2016

Norway to ban petrol engine by 2025

The future of the internal combustion engine has long been the main topic of conversion in the car industry with the introduction of hybrid and electric vehicles creeping into new car ranges. But it seems Norway is looking to take things a step further.

It has been reported that the main political parties in Norway are looking to introduce a ban on petrol fuelled cars by as early as 2025. Stated by the leading Norwegian newspaper Dagens Naeringsliv it is claimed that Norway is set to be the leading market for electric powered vehicles.

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As an early adaptor as a country Norway recorded 24% of car sales last year as being petrol hybrid or battery electric vehicles. High averages wages and high-taxes on cars has helped Norway become an adaptor of the new technology.

The announcement is even more surprising when Norway’s GDP is dependent on its oil extractions from the North Sea and a move away from petrol will greatly affect this, but one person seemly happy is Elon Musk. The CEO of Tesla Motors, an electric car company, tweeted “Just heard that Norway will ban new sales of fuel cars in 2025. What an amazingly awesome country. You guys rock!”.

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