Why electric cars are finally taking over
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One of the keys that will unlock the widespread adoption of EVs is charging infrastructure. There need to be enough charging points with stations that can charge a car quickly and reliably. If you're curious about EV charging stations work, check out this short explainer video. Despite the rise of renewable energy, the backbone of many power grids is fossil fuels. Adapting the grid to green energy sources is more complicated than flipping a switch.
In Norway, over 80% of cars sold are now electric. Oslo has been described as the EV capital of the world. If you're curious about how and why they got there, check out this video. Not only that, but Norway generates more than 90% of its electricity from renewable energy, mainly from hydropower, and even offers energy storage for other countries in Europe.
Another advantage of electric vehicles is that their batteries and component parts can be recycled. If you want to geek out on batteries and understand all the ways they stand to transform our future and accelerate the energy transition, David Roberts from Volts is probably the best place to start.
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