Well, that didn't take long. Less than two months after making headlines over plans to ban fossil-fuel-powered vehicles, Norway is denying it ever intended to stop sales of gas and diesel vehicles starting in 2025.

The ban was one of the proposals in Norway's National Transport Plan for 2018 through 2019. And while phasing out fossil fuels in Norway isn't as tricky as it might seem – the country consumes just 150,000 new cars per year – you, our readers, were extremely skeptical (and critical) of Norway's plans.

Speaking to Automotive News Europe, a spokesman for the Norwegian Transport Ministry said there's nothing in the plan about a ban.

"This document included suggestions and recommendations for ambitious goals to reduce emissions from the transport sector," the spokesman said. He added that the country's leaders are trying "to encourage more environmentally friendly vehicles by using the carrot instead of stick," and that new technology, rather than bans, will be responsible for the decline of gas and diesel engines.

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