While the United States Congress is still working out whether climate change is real, leaders from Norway’s four main political parties have reached a tentative agreement to end the country’s dependency on gasoline-powered cars.
According to Time, Norway is readying a bill that will effectively ban the sale of non-electric vehicles by 2025: meaning, so long to filling up at the pump.
Instead, Norway will likely invest in making its roadways and parking lots electric-car compatible.
The country already has the largest percentage of electric vehicles on the road at 24%, the energy blog Electrek reported.
Though the bill is still in the works, one idealist and entrepreneur is hailing the move toward electric cars as a giant step forward for humanity – though he, admittedly, has a stake in all of this.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk praised Norway on Twitter Friday, writing, “Just heard that Norway will ban new sales of fuel cars in 2025. What an amazingly awesome country. You guys rock!!”