Norway considers ban on petrol and diesel cars by 2025

The four main political parties in Norway are debating a ban on fuel-powered cars; we look at how other countries are tackling harmful car emissions

Charging at a rapid charger (Image: Go Ultra Low)

Charging at a rapid charger (Image: Go Ultra Low)

Norway is considering a ban on petrol and diesel cars by 2025 with the four primary political parties debating the action, according to Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv.

The new law has not officially been passed, but it has been put forward in a white paper, which calls for new private cars, buses and light commercial vehicles to be zero-emission after 2025.

Electric car sales account for around 24% of Norway’s new car market, making it one of the leading countries for electric car sales, but it’s also one of the world’s largest oil exporters.

The Dutch Labour party PvdA is also pressing for a ban on petrol and diesel cars in the Netherlands from 2025.

European leaders have been talking about such a ban for many years – insiders have suggested Paris will be the first city to implement a zero-emissions-vehicle-only zone within its boundaries – but if they were to be introduced, the Norwegian and Dutch policies would be the first complete ban on combustion-engined vehicles.

Read more: Autocar

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