Electric cars debate too narrow

Posted by Bernt Lindberg, BioMobil on May 12th, 2010
Organization: BioMobil
In reaction to the EurActiv article:

Electric cars push needs 'careful thinking'

Sir,

Regarding ‘Electric cars push needs’careful thinking’

The discussion about electric cars is very narrow. Many people around the world question the Western lifestyle, with its huge mobility and huge consumption of energy, including fuel for the transport sector.

Any action should start with questioning transport ‘needs’ and look at how we can maintain essential functions with new ways of thinking and a new way of organising our lives. The next step is to look at energy sources. If we make electricity from coal, oil or nuclear power, we are still in a way of thinking where natural resources are exploited and made into waste – instead of having a society with renewables and recycling.

We can use wind, waves, solar panels and bio-energy, but these sources will not be available in amounts to feed today’s mobility.

Bernt Lindberg

BioMobil

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