Oslo’s Environment Vice Mayor wants to have a petrol and diesel ban in Norway’s capital as early as next year

Lan Marie BergPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB
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Oslo’s Environment Vice Mayor is working to establish a zone in the capital next year where it would be forbidden to drive petrol and diesel cars, newspaper VG writes.

“We’re aiming for a step-by-step expansion. Experts initially suggest starting with the area called Bilfritt Byliv within ring 1, and then expanding the zone to include ring 2. 

“The goal is to study the alternatives so that this can be implemented during 2026 in ring 2, and in ring 1 within the end of next year,” Oslo’s Environment and Transport Vice Mayor Lan Marie Berg (MDG) told VG on Sunday.

There are currently 155,000 people living within ring 2 in the capital.

State approval required

The plans presuppose that the state will approve the project. Oslo Municipality does not currently have the authority to establish a zero-emission zone, but the government has signaled that it could allow some projects in Oslo and Bergen.

The Conservatives (H) in Oslo say they do not want to agree to such a quick introduction of the new bans.

“The Conservatives will not support the ban on petrol and diesel cars within ring 2 already in 2026,” Nicolai Øyen Langfeldt, environmental and transport policy spokesman for the Oslo Conservatives, noted.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "Oslo’s Environment Vice Mayor wants to have a petrol and diesel ban in Norway’s capital as early as next year"

  1. Another “Ban,ban politician”. The environment answer to anything is reduce, restrict and tax. No other solutions. No improvements, better safer, faster roads, less taxation on fuel so cost of delivered goods (food) goes down…No just ban, ban.

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