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Foreign Minister of Norway Vidar Helgesen: "Our position is very much that we very much need to build competitiveness for the future.

 

 

Countries like Norway plan for what will be good for their future, while Trump doesn't care about our future he just wants to impress the Fred Flintstone base. Next he'll plan to bring back the Pony Express or something equally idiotic.

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This is why we can’t have nice things. 

 

Lets hope our car companies ar smarter than our president. 

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Norway's vast wealth comes from decades of gas and oil production, yet its citizens are turning their backs on fossil fuels and embracing electric cars like nowhere else. In fact, the Norwegian government is planning to end sales of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2025.
Norwegians endure some of the world's heaviest taxes, and the removal of sales tariffs from electric cars has been irresistible.


In March, President Trump canceled a fuel economy ruling put in place by the Obama administration requiring automakers to achieve 54 miles a gallon by 2025, double the present level.
Environmentalists claimed higher standards would boost sales of hybrid and electric cars.


PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: "The assault on the America auto industry, believe me, is over. It's over."


Foreign Minister of Norway Vidar Helgesen: "Our position is very much that we very much need to build competitiveness for the future. We also need to care about the jobs that don't exist today that need to exist in the future.
We know that the Chinese are investing massively in renewable energy.
We know the Chinese and other major up coming economies are investing a lot in electric vehicles. I think they're building green competitiveness for the future."


PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: "There is no more beautiful sight than an American-made car."


Fuel prices are the crucial difference between the U.S. and Norway. Norwegians pay about $7 a gallon. Gas is roughly five dollars cheaper in America, reducing the financial incentive to drive electric.


PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: "We're setting up a task force in every federal agency to identify and remove any regulation that undermines American auto production and any other kind of production."


Such statements alarm environmentalists in Denmark 300 miles to the south. Denmark generates about 40 percent of its electricity from wind power and is on track to hit its target of 50 percent by 2020.


https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/norways-government-made-electric-cars-irresistible


Norway Electric Cars...

 

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Trump's Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow said that they plan to end Electric Vehicle subsidies as soon as 2020-2021, according to Bloomberg.
But since Trump doesn’t control the House anymore, it’s unclear how they could actually put this into action.


https://electrek.co/2018/12/03/trump-end-electric-car-tax-credit/

 

 

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