In recent years, Norway has grown to become one of the world’s leading countries when it comes to renewable energy sources, with over 99 percent of its electricity currently being provided via hydropower.
While the Greek god Poseidon may be offering a helping hand with the nation’s electricity, just how much of it is being used to power their vehicles? At present, around 24 percent of Norway’s cars run on electricity, which might already sound like a pretty impressive number. However, what if we were to say this figure could soon find itself increasing to the point where it’s no longer simply impressive, but rather astronomical?
This may well become a reality, as according to Norwegian newspaper Dagens Naeringsliv, politicians across the board have come to a conclusion that would reportedly see 100 percent of Norway’s cars running on some form of green energy by 2025, and will in the process ban the sale of all those powered by fossil fuels.
Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, certainly seemed happy with the news and tweeted in response ‘Just heard that Norway will ban new sales of fuel cars in 2025. What an amazingly awesome country. You guys rock!!’.
Tesla fan or not (not? Are you mad?), you can’t help but imagine what next-gen performance EV cars might be in store to take the petrol dinosaur’s mantle.
Interestingly enough though, you may be surprised to learn that over half of Norway’s exports come from fossil fuels, counting for around $96 billion (2014), of which the UK is Norway’s top export destination.
So what does this all mean? Well we shall wait with bated breath to see if and how this plan materialises, but I do think that whatever happens, given the already impressive steps taken towards introducing more renewable energy sources, it would be a safe bet to say Norway will be a leading light in major EV implementation over the next few years.