Norway May Introduce Fossil Car Ban in Parts of Oslo

Oslo City Council will discuss the proposal for banning all fossil cars and allowing only electric cars and hydrogen cars in certain parts of the city

If we are to succeed in making Oslo the world’s first emission – free city, we need more and more powerful instruments. Too many fossil cars are still sold. A ban on such cars in parts of Oslo will make it even more attractive to choose an electric car or other more environmentally friendly means of transport. It will also make less noise, and facilitate more city life, said Lan Marie Berg, City Councilor for the Environment and Transport in Oslo, from the Green Party (MDG.

The city council has already a goal that emissions in Oslo will be cut by 95 percent by 2030.

The city center, Tøyen and Grønland

Which areas of the city will be no-go zone for fossil cars has not yet been decided.

-That is exactly what we are going to find out now. We want this to be done together with business, groups with disabilities or others. But it will be natural to look at the areas that are currently covered by car-free city life, says Berg.

Car-free city life has been Oslo’s investment in less car traffic, but more activity in central Oslo, on Tøyen and Grønland.

-The goal is to get this initiative in place by the end of 2023 at the latest. If we succeed, Oslo will probably be the first capital in the world to have zero emission zones, says Berg.

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