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Norway’s just about done with internal combustion

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Norway is racing toward renewable energy cars, and buyers have exceeded expectations on adoption of the technology. In Norway 98% of electricity generation is renewable, mostly hydro generation. So the impact on carbon-footprint is substantial.

Norway’s government had already mandated a 2025 cutoff for internal-combustion cars, but it seems that buyers will beat even that target, with the last new petrol-powered car ever sold in Norway predicted to be as soon as April 2022.

For those familiar with the figures, it’s no surprise. The Norwegian Automobile Federation has tracked the decline of petrol and diesel-powered car sales since January 2017 – when dino-juice cars accounted for one in four sales – to today, when it’s down to just one in ten. Follow the trend line and Norway will say ha det to new fossil-fuel-powered cars by April 2022

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Norway is racing toward renewable energy cars, and buyers have exceeded expectations on adoption of the technology. In Norway 98% of electricity generation is renewable, mostly hydro generation. So the impact on carbon-footprint is substantial.



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Good for them. IC engines waste 75% of energy produced as heat. It is not only wasteful it is foolish.
 

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Norway is racing toward renewable energy cars, and buyers have exceeded expectations on adoption of the technology. In Norway 98% of electricity generation is renewable, mostly hydro generation. So the impact on carbon-footprint is substantial.



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Damn commies. So much for the right's blah, blah, blah about clean renewable energy. Everything is just too much for them to even attempt, the gop has become one old stale party.
 

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Can't wait to see all those battery powered airplanes shuttling Norwegians around the world.
 

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Damn commies. So much for the right's blah, blah, blah about clean renewable energy. Everything is just too much for them to even attempt, the gop has become one old stale party.

Electric won't solve every problem but when it comes to typical daily driver commuter cars, it certainly seems like the way to go.
The market and technological advances have helped a lot, and so has a little leg up from subsidies, which isn't an outrage when you look back into historical accounts of the big petro companies getting subsidies as far back as the early twentieth century.

It's clear that USA will not achieve vehicle parity as quickly as Norway however in ten years we might be on an approach to parity.
A lot of it depends on how well we upgrade our electric grid, and how readily electric car manufacturers upgrade their vehicles.
City dwellers need wireless car charging and so far only the newest Genesis GV60 offers the capability as a stock feature, and the rest are slow to catch up, so until more EV's are equipped we will not see it happen.

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Once that DOES happen however, expect to see a corresponding uptick in EV sales.
 

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Can't wait to see all those battery powered airplanes shuttling Norwegians around the world.
You mean like this hydrogen powered airliner?

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Electric won't solve every problem but when it comes to typical daily driver commuter cars, it certainly seems like the way to go.
The market and technological advances have helped a lot, and so has a little leg up from subsidies, which isn't an outrage when you look back into historical accounts of the big petro companies getting subsidies as far back as the early twentieth century.

It's clear that USA will not achieve vehicle parity as quickly as Norway however in ten years we might be on an approach to parity.
A lot of it depends on how well we upgrade our electric grid, and how readily electric car manufacturers upgrade their vehicles.
City dwellers need wireless car charging and so far only the newest Genesis GV60 offers the capability as a stock feature, and the rest are slow to catch up, so until more EV's are equipped we will not see it happen.

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Once that DOES happen however, expect to see a corresponding uptick in EV sales.
It will be a slow transition for a few more years and then things will really start to improve. Most carmakers are already transitioning away from fossil fuel. It's only a matter of time.
 

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Don’t get too excited. Norway has an abundance of hydro electric power. We currently don’t have the generating capacity to run a total EV fleet.
 

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You mean like this hydrogen powered airliner?

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So the eco-friendly Norwegians are going to use their North Sea oil money to corner the hydrogen market. Very shrewd of them.
 

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So the Norwegians are going to use their North Sea oil money to corner the hydrogen market. Very shrewd of them.
The point is carbon neutral airliners are also on the drawing boards. Embrace it why don't you?
 

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The point is carbon neutral airliners are also on the drawing boards. Embrace it why don't you?

There's nothing wrong with carbon neutral airplanes unless it costs you 100 times more for a ticket. Let the free marketplace decide.
 

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There's nothing wrong with carbon neutral airplanes unless it costs you 100 times more for a ticket. Let the free marketplace decide.
The free marketplace has to factor in the costs of the carbon they release into the air. Jet fuel is astronomically expensive when you include that.
 

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So the eco-friendly Norwegians are going to use their North Sea oil money to corner the hydrogen market. Very shrewd of them.


Are the Norwegians getting out of the oil business? Seems to me like that would be the principled thing to do.
 

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Norway is racing toward renewable energy cars, and buyers have exceeded expectations on adoption of the technology. In Norway 98% of electricity generation is renewable, mostly hydro generation. So the impact on carbon-footprint is substantial.
I live in California, and my state is now against hydro electric power because the environmental wackos now consider man made reservoirs to be a major source of methane, and right now they are saying methane is causing more global warming than carbon.
 
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