Well, it also looks bigger than Spain on the map, but Spain has about 150,000 more squared km than Norway. It’s also a bit smaller than Japan, which is usually considered small.I was just looking at it on the map out of curiosity, because I was surprised to hear it called small.
It looks big on the map to me.
I was thinking of it in terms of electric car range, and Norway is easily large enough that you could drive farther than a single charge can take you, especially since cold weather reduces range.Well, it also looks bigger than Spain on the map, but Spain has about 150,000 more squared km than Norway. It’s also a bit smaller than Japan, which is usually considered small.
I'm not sure if that's true or not. People say that cars are "so dirty and polluting", but they forget that horses left manure everywhere. The smell of those old cities must have been strong.People love to bring up the old horse vs car argument, yet seem to forget no one ever implemented mandates against the horse.
That said, I have no issues with electric cars and the Pollyanna aspect of the technology is impressive and amazing. In fact, there are many usage cases where an electric may even have an advantage over a gasoline or Diesel powertrain, such as...
*Heavily-congested, small-radius driving
*Delivery vehicles - pretty much anything that travels a consistent, regular route without much deviation.
I'm not sure if that's true or not. People say that cars are "so dirty and polluting", but they forget that horses left manure everywhere. The smell of those old cities must have been strong.
This has been a huge project for me, in particular because it is the third home made documentary with spoken commentary on my channel. Many hours have been spent searching for the best quality source material. A lot of footage about the 1900 Exposition Universelle is dreadful in quality...watch.thekitty.zone
Yes, for urban areas and small-radius driving EVs might make sense. However, there are stories of cities trying to adopt electric fleets for one thing or another, only to discover that the batteries didn't function well in their climate. We all know from our experiences with smartphones that batteries don't last terribly long. For an EV the battery is a significant portion of the cost of the unit.
I wonder how EVs do with a lot of miles, such as in a taxi cab situation.
Definitely these cars pull a lot of power out of the grid when charging. I once connected our hybrid to an old house and the house and its wiring just could not cope, the fuse kept tripping, you had to keep the other appliances switched off to charge the car.
Very true.I'll finish off by stating that the Tesla Model 3 requires as much power to recharge its battery than a typical household would use in three days. Which means that at a minimum, the average household with an EV would require double the electricity. I fail to see any efforts underway to double electricity generation within less than s decade from now. Which only means that rolling blackouts will become the norm within 5-10 years.
It's very interesting.General Motors - who is 'all in' on EVs - isn't stupid and hedging by continuing to invest in the next-generation of small-block V8 engines...
GM Will Make a New Small-Block V-8, Spending $854 Million to Build It
...you'll see it in fullsize trucks, SUVs, and the Corvette...
C9 Chevy Corvette Will Have Internal Combustion Engine, Debut in 2028: Report
...along with this old workhorse, which keeps plodding along...
Chevy Express May Get 2027 Model Year Redesign, Keep ICE Powertrain
Companies are under the yoak of capitalism. They don’t do what “good”. They do what makes money.It shows me that all the major companies are under the yoak of the internationalism / communism as well.