From our Swindon Correspondent:
From The Guardian
“Once you are well over 200 miles per range, and you’ve got a really good charging infrastructure, it becomes a no-brainer. We’ve seen that in Norway,” said David Bailey, a professor of business economics at the University of Birmingham.
Norway is selling something like 50% electric cars. Far more than anyone else. Here’s a question: why only Norway? Here’s something I noticed:-
There aren’t many good roads across Norway. There’s 4 reasonably large population areas, a long distance from each other (4+ hours) and sod all between them. The distances are so large that you’re into long-distance trains or flights.
My guess is that most people in Oslo potter around the Oslo area. If it’s empty and barren beyond 50 miles (and most of the places seem to be barely more than large villages beyond that) an electric car is going to be fine. You’re never going to have range anxiety. When they have to go to Bergen (if at all), they don’t drive.