The Aptera will thrill efficiency seekers, and charge whenever it is parked in the sunRead More
Fort Lewis College’s Lifelong Learning lecture this week will focus on EVs
Upcoming lecture will provide background for pending hearings on EV policy in Durango, ColoradoRead More
But I’ve heard that EVs don’t do as well in cold weather…
They don’t, but neither does your internal combustion engine (ICE) car, and no one whines about their ICE car in the winter (if it starts). All vehicles lose some efficiency when they are cold, but alert reader Richard Grossman pointed out a recent article (link: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/11022021/inside-clean-energy-norway-electric-vehicles/) on Norway’s adoption of EVs: 56% of new car sales, compared to 2% in the United States. This fact was highlighted in a recent Superbowl ad for Chevrolet, but remember this: the top FIVE countries for EVs sales are all near the Arctic Circle:
- Norway 56%
- Iceland 23%
- Netherlands 15%
- Sweden 11%
- Finland 7%
The linked article explores the reasons for Norway’s rapid adoption of EVs, which include celebrity endorsements, an early and rapid government-funded build-out of charging stations, and tax breaks that provide purchase price parity between regular cars and EVs. If you are interested in EV policy incentives, be sure to check out the lively article by Dan Gearino in the link above.
News for Durango-area readers
Opportunities for Durango-area readers to comment on EV policy in their area, plus new chargersRead More
A vehicle for all seasons, or one for most seasons?
EV adoption will be accelerated by the ready availability of “supplementary” high performance or long-range vehiclesRead More