Posted by Editor, cairnsnews
The transition was supposed to go on for 13 years after its announcement in 2022 but was abandoned only a year after its adoption. What happened?
Prodded by climate activists, the EU was pressured to ban fossil fuel vehicles and replace them with battery-powered vehicles. The problem is that such a transition is impossible:
- Transitioning to electric passenger vehicles will increase electricity demand by 25%.
- Transitioning to electric trucks will further raise electricity demand to a total of 40% increase.
- EU is phasing out fossil fuel generation and replacing it with unreliable solar and wind generation – thus decreasing power availability instead of increasing it to meet greater demand.
- As cars and especially trucks are charged at night, solar and wind power cannot contribute to charging.
Europe Abandons All-Electric Car Mandate
March 28, 2023 Pam Barker ENVIRONMENT, GOVERNMENT 1