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 Elektrek 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.
Musk's elated support for the bill is likely in part due to his Tesla Model S reportedly being the No. 1 selling car in Norway, among other things like environmental concerns and what not.
The nation's ability to reach consensus on what many scientists refer to as a crisis follows other climate-friendly news from the Scandinavian country. The Independent reported Saturday that Norway recently became the first country to commit to zero deforestation, setting a precedent for rainforest preservation and human rights programs for forest communities worldwide.