If you haven't seen the new Michael Moore documentary 'Where Do We Invade Next?' then make sure you give it a watch this weekend. The documentary centers around what policies countries around the world enjoy that America may benefit from. One of the countries focused on in the documentary is Norway. Moore shows that Norway does not endlessly punish its criminals and rather tries to legitimately reintroduce them into society, the maximum prison sentence in the country is 21 years. What was apparent through the documentary is that Norway is led by a progressive thinking government that gives its citizens the best they can offer.
Now, Norway may change the way they power cars as well. News company CNBC spied a headline from a Norwegian newspaper named: Dagens Næringsliv. The headline translates to: "Stop sales of diesel and gasoline vehicles in 2025. It is understood that four political parties are joining hands to support the prohibition of cars powered by diesel and gasoline. If the sales of gasoline and diesel powered vehicles are banned it would be a world first and a shocking move from Norway considering that the country is one of the largest exporters of oil.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, tweeted as if the law is a done deal: "Just heard that Norway will ban new sales of fuel cars in 2025. What an amazingly awesome country. You guys rock!!"
According to Electrek, Norway also holds the "highest percentage of electric vehicle market share of any country" meaning that banning the gas-powered vehicles will not be difficult for the country, however, they might want to cause a domino effect where other governments follow suit. CNBC confirms that Norway has the smallest driving population in Europe, with only 150,000 cars being sold in 2015.
The official draft document is named the 2018-2029 National Transport Plan and will make a case for completely eliminating emissions by vehicles by 2025.