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The Most Successful Electric Car Cities

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Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular as cities all over the world started recognizing their advantages and introducing initiatives to promote the use of the plug-in transport. Although EVs are still largely considered to be somewhat

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Ben O (173)
Monday December 3, 2012, 7:28 am
"Rotterdam is the most successful electric car city in the World with 532 EVs per every 100,000 registered vehicles..." -Can't say that I'm impressed. And as for my country, Sweden, we are sooo far behind...

Past Member (0)
Monday December 3, 2012, 8:32 am
Excellent article. I wish the US in particular would transition to electric vehicles much faster than the present rate. We also need to update and improve our mass transit.

Kit B (276)
Monday December 3, 2012, 12:23 pm

The resistance for electric cars may be that the fuel is still coming from most petroleum or dirty fuels. Though cars are a major factor when we consider the massive amounts of exhaust that contribute to our lack of air quality.

Diane K (134)
Monday December 3, 2012, 1:40 pm
The trouble with electric cars is their batteries are bad pollutants, in manufacturing & disposal..

David C (150)
Monday December 3, 2012, 3:02 pm
all sounds like a start, but most importantly we have to make sure the electrical sources are as clean as possible.....wind, solar, geothermal, wave/tidal, etc....

Carmen S (611)
Monday December 3, 2012, 5:50 pm
thanks Cher

James Merit (144)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 10:17 am
Thank you.

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 3:45 pm
Thank you

greenplanet e (155)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 5:19 pm
It would be nice to have a solar-powered EV one day.

Yunana Yunes (197)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:27 pm
In Santa Monica, CA there's several public parking with free electric chargers provided by the city. There's many Nissan Leafs on the road. GM, Ford, Fiat, Smart, and others are following Nissan and Toyota, I think this turn is for GOOD!!! Sign me up!

Yunana Yunes (197)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:28 pm
...forgot to mention that the city itself has a fleet of Toyota RAV 4 electric vehicles, and small park maintenance electic vehicles also.

Carol H (229)
Friday December 14, 2012, 5:01 am
noted, thanks Cher

Klaus Peters (14)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 8:35 am
Sure, EV is a big name, but if the power supply to feed them is coal or oil, well it makes no difference at all.
I installed Solar for that very purpose of buying an EV, but our Labor government has no interest at all in green power, even though they teamed up with the greenies to capture votes. At the very best I can hope 8 cents/kWh for my own power generation, but I will have to buy it back (my own power) for 28 cents, Plus connection fees.
I did go Solar to help our planet, but big coal and our Labor government screwed me. Yes, I lost big time.
Waiting for the next election, it might wipe the smile of Gillards face. After all, I have lost incentive. I did my best to help, but the government has failed us all.
Solar is being sabotaged by our government, coal and oil. But credit to the automotive industrie for producing lean machines and I am sure they can do away with oil, but they are shackled by governments, coal and oil.
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