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Listhaug thinks zero emission targets in 2025 are unrealistic

Sylvi Listhaug (Progress Party): Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix

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Sylvi Listhaug (Frp) believes it is an unrealistic goal that in six years only zero-emission cars should be sold.

In the National Transport Plan (Nasjonal transportplan), the government and the Parliament have said that it will not roll a single new passenger car with climate-harmful emissions out of the country’s car dealerships in 2025.

Deputy Leader of the FRP and Minister Sylvi Listhaug says to NRK that the goal is not realistic.

It is a goal, but it seems far from possible to reach it already so quickly. It is about what technological development will happen in the coming years. I am absolutely convinced that there are many people in Norway who will also need diesel and petrol cars after 2025, and we believe that they must be allowed to buy,” Listhaug told the channel.

The Ministry of Finance has also stated in the past that they do not believe the goal will be reached. In the national budget for 2019, the ministry writes that every fourth new car in 2030 is expected to be a rechargeable hybrid. It means a car that has fossil-fuel combustion engine and a rechargeable battery as well.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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