One step closer to electric car

I’d like to change to an electric car, for many reasons. The environment, noise, cheaper to use, free parking, free passes at toll stations and lower taxes. But til lately the selection of cars has been to small and there are issues around charging the car. If I get an electric car I need charging at home and charging at work, but if I’m out shopping I also need that in case it runs out and battery packages are expencive. Its like our government doesn’t want everyone to get electric cars at once, Norway need users of oil I guess.

But things are changing, the government have read peoples opinion and have put the subject on the agenda; we need to make electric cars more attractive to buy. Not only the looks but usage friendlyness.

The wide selection of cartypes is incredible, check these out for instance :

A problem I see is the life length of battery, its not interesting to pay $10k every second year for a battery pack. What if there were battery stations like gas-stations? Well it might become real, check this out :

If this becomes real, what is the point buying fossil-driven cars?

Links : Wired, VG, DB.

Øyvind Lasse Høysæter

Born in 1971, fell in love with computing in 1983 because of Sinclair's masterpieces. Continued on the magic surrounding the C64, Amiga and moved to the PC world in 1990. Loves science fiction, programming, astronomy, my family and my job. (developer) :)

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  1. I’m a little bit worried about too much hype over electric cars. They just don’t seem to have the personality of the standard car. the good is that the electric cars have some crazy 0-60 acceleration times… makes for a fun ride 🙂

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