Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has been making headlines for his out-of-the-box thinking and his no-holds-barred way of speaking. This time, however, he has given his support to Norway, which is examining all options to reduce its carbon footprint, including eliminating all gas-powered vehicles from its roads.
Independent UK confirms that Norway will be banning all sales of cars that are fossil fuel-based by the year 2025. Reportedly, both of the country's political parties have come to an agreement regarding making their roads completely green by making sure that all Norwegian cars run on green energy.
Musk went to Twitter to show his support. The post, which shows a photo of the original report, was captioned, "Just heard that Norway will ban new sales of fuel cars in 2025. What an amazingly awesome country. You guys rock!!"
The report, which came from the Norwegian newspaper Dagens Naerighsliv, also claimed that Norway will become the first country in the world to commit zero deforestation. However, there will be consequences as Norway relies heavily on their petroleum industry.
Auto Blog adds that Norway is undergoing a few other changes in order to decrease gas emissions. For example, they are increasing alternative transportation options - a bike superhighway is being discussed.
The publication claims that as many as 150,000 new vehicles are bought and sold each year in Norway, so the elimination of gas-powered cars is a possible future for the country. In fact, reports showed that just last March, a significant number of newly bought vehicles in the country were hybrids or plug-ins.
It seems that Norway is on the road to zero gas emissions, and it is going full steam ahead towards its goal. There are plenty of Norwegian electric vehicle advocates, and the country's government is set to take advantage of this.