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Norway Plans to Prohibit the Use of Gasoline-Powered Cars by 2025
June 7, 2016
Norway is considering a bill that would ban new gasoline-powered vehicle sales as early as 2025. This means that the country would only permit zero-emission cars to be sold in Norway. As one of the largest oil exporters in the country, Norway is interestingly enough one of the most ecologically progressive countries in the world as well, according to reports.
Human-generated greenhouse gas emissions are large contributors to the warming of the earth, resulting in severe health threats. Norway's proposed new policy could help reduce CO2 and other air pollutants produced by gasoline-powered cars.
Currently, 67% of the electricity generated in the United States comes from fossil fuels. Once our country transitions to cleaner sources to generate electricity, reliance on electric cars could help the U.S. reduce its carbon emissions as well.
Norway's exciting plan would help set a precedent for other countries to follow, bringing our world one step closer to a cooler environment.