Norway Says Reports Are Wrong – No Ban On ICE Sales, Just Stiff Restrictions
Recently headlines stated that Norway will ban the sale of ICE cars by 2025.
Even Elon Musk noted the announcement, and tweeted that Norway “Rocks”.
Well, Norwegian Climate Minister Vidar Helgesen corrected the news, as technically there will be no ban for ICEs.
The government will instead likely just set taxes prohibitively high on ICE vehicles, while offering high incentives for plug-ins. So, they are kinda banning ICE vehicles for everyone but the well-heeled.
With strong enough support, EVs could still effectively take the whole market, but yes, you still technically could buy an ICE and pay few times more than a comparable plug-in if you wish.
— Vidar Helgesen (@VidarHelgesen) June 6, 2016