The Northern European country of Norway is reportedly set to ban the sales of new diesel and petrol powered vehicles by the year 2025.
The Norwegian proposal is quite similar to the one that was passed by the lower house of Parliament in the Netherlands, two months ago.
However, unlike the Dutch proposal, the Norwegian proposition doesn't seem to have any roadblocks ahead, as the proposal has the approval of all four major political parties in Norway.
Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, has already congratulated Norway, despite the fact that no law has been passed as of yet. He tweeted out his congratulations.
Just heard that Norway will ban new sales of fuel cars in 2025. What an amazingly awesome country. You guys rock!! pic.twitter.com/uAXuBkDYuR— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 3, 2016
What makes the move even more surprising, is the fact that Norway is actually an exporter of crude oil, which is refined to make the petrol and diesel that goes into present day fossil fuel powered cars.
India could soon follow suit and become fully electric by 2030 if the proposal by Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (Independant Charge) for Power becomes law.