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100% of Norway’s cars will be green by 2025

Man sitting on a rock overlooking mountains

Err, sort of. They'll still be able to buy red cars and blue cars and black cars and silver cars - they'll just be powered by 'green' energy.

Green energy in this instance means saying goodbye to unrenewable fuels like petrol and diesel, and instead using electricity, which is considered a clean energy.

I say it's 'considered' green because most electricity is generated from fossil fuels, but Norway actually gets nearly all its power from hydroelectricity, which is green in the extreme.

Norway are basically winning

The news comes VERY soon after the country announced it was pledging to end deforestation completely. 24% of Norway's cars already run on electricity and they're now aiming for the full 100%. By contrast, electric cars represent only around 2% of the new car market in the UK.

Elon Musk, genius founder of Tesla, took to Twitter to applaud the entire country of Norway, saying "You guys rock!!"

We should be like Norway. They're not only one of the happiest, safest and fairest countries in the world; they're winning at caring for our planet. They really do rock.

If you're interested in the car tech of the future, take a look at what's going on with driverless cars.

Honor Clement-Hayes

By Honor Clement-Hayes

Honor joined ingenie in 2014 and is in charge of words on the Young Driver's Guide and blog. Her first car is a Peugeot 206 cabriolet, which is a very sensible choice for the British climate. Follow her on .