European Country Considers Banning Electric Vehicle Travel Amid Energy Crisis: Report


Switzerland is considering banning electric vehicles for non-essential travel this winter as the continent deals with an energy crisis sparked by Russia’s war in Ukraine.

The Telegraph reported that government officials have already drafted plans to conserve energy that could include limiting heat in buildings to no more than 68 degrees Fahrenheit and reducing the number of hours stores can be open.

And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.” Rev. 6:6

Stricter measures could be enacted, including banning large indoor gatherings like sporting events, concerts, and theatre events, the report said.

Switzerland relies heavily on hydroelectric power, which constitutes nearly two-thirds of its energy supply, the excess of which it exports during the time of year that it can generate the most electricity from rain and snowfall, the report said. It then typically is forced to import energy during the rest of the year as its nuclear resources, which it has been working to phase out, and its fossil fuel resources are not enough to meet demand.

The country has created a two-tier system for dealing with the energy shortage: emergency and crisis.

When in the “emergency” tier, there are three levels of restrictions, and in the “crisis” tier, there are two levels.

Electric vehicles would face restrictions in the third level of the emergency tier.

In late August, officials in California unveiled a plan to phase out new gas-powered cars and days later asked residents to avoid charging their electric vehicles in the interest of not overwhelming the power grid during a heat wave.

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