After France, Now Norway Likely to Ban Petrol Cars by 2025
After France released the plan last week that the country will be banning all the petrol and diesel cars by the year 2040, even Norway has followed suit. Only, Norway has taken it a step forwards and supposedly is in plans to announce that the country will work on implementing the same ban in the country by 2025.
As per Norwegian newspaper Dagens Naeringsliv, the right wing “Progress Party” has claimed that the party has reached a consensus with the opposition parties for carrying out the ban on all internal combustion(petrol or diesel) engine based cars by 2025. However, some people have said that the move hasn’t yet been confirmed. The goal apparently is to have 100% Norwegian cars working on green energy by 2025.
According to Independent, Norway already has 24% cars that run on electricity. More than 99% of the energy requirement of Norway is covered by hydropower.
This is ironical since Norway is second only to Saudi Arabia in global oil exports and depends heavily on revenue from petroleum export.
Nicolas Hulot, France’s new environment minister, had made the announcement last week regarding France’s plan for banning all diesel and petrol vehicles by 2040. In a plan that involves making France carbon-neutral by 2050, country’s poorer households will be provided with a premium for swapping the polluting vehicles for EVs. However, there is a speculation how it affects the France’s struggling automotive industry.