Swiss to EV Drivers: Stay Home

Tom Finnerty05 Dec, 2022 2 Min Read
Toyoda: on second thought...

How's this for the least shocking headline of the year: "Swiss look to ban use of electric cars over the winter to save energy." From Der Spiegel:

Switzerland could be the first country to impose driving bans on e-cars in an emergency to ensure energy security. Several media report this unanimously and refer to a draft regulation on restrictions and bans on the use of electrical energy. Specifically, the paper says: “The private use of electric cars is only permitted for absolutely necessary journeys (e.g. professional practice, shopping, visiting the doctor, attending religious events, attending court appointments).” A stricter speed limit is also planned highways.

Not shocking, of course, first because much of the world is in the midst of an energy crisis at the moment, brought about in part by the war in Ukraine and in part by the West's increasing reliance on unreliable "renewable energy." There just isn't enough juice on the grid to force everyone into electric cars, which fascist environmentalists hope to achieve within the next 10-15 years. In fact, E.V. manufacturers have been saying the same, at least the honest ones.

But, second, because another Keen-for-Green state, namely California, called upon E.V. owners not to charge their vehicles this past summer for the same reason.

So in our Electric Vehicle future, you can look forward to not be able to drive in the winter or the summer. Or we can stick with the gas- and diesel-driven cars we already have, and which are already the most environmentally friendly option. Just ask Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda, who has said:

The more EVs we build, the worse carbon dioxide gets… When politicians are out there saying, ‘Let’s get rid of all cars using gasoline,’ do they understand this?

Unfortunately they do not. Or, worse... maybe they do.

Tom Finnerty writes from New England and Ontario.

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2 comments on “Swiss to EV Drivers: Stay Home”

  1. Too much energy loss from energy conversions.
    No game-changing battery innovations within the bounds of physics.
    Please, stick to niche and local use.
    For Gaia’s sake!
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