In the future, more emobility will be needed and today there is no longer any contradiction between free mobility and sustainable mobility. The electrification of the vehicle fleet is proceeding at breakneck speed. In that situation, both the journey and the transition must be facilitated.
Many who drive both cars and heavier vehicles can give daily testimony about how poorly maintained the country’s roads are in many places. Potholes and deep grooves in the road surface are common. In recent years alone, 121 miles of state roads have had their speeds reduced due to lack of maintenance.
The electrification that the motor industry is now pushing through is one of the keys to achieving the climate goals. If the politicians can now ensure that there is a stable and developed charging infrastructure, including power supply, buyers of both cars, light trucks and heavier vehicles will continue to choose rechargeable vehicles and further reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Part of the development of the charging infrastructure is the accessibility and simplicity of being able to charge one’s electric car. Even though energy prices are significantly higher now, it is still cheaper to charge an electric car at a electric charge station than to fill up with diesel or petrol.
The government is on the right track, but there must also be a long-term perspective in the planning. The extra billions that has now been announced is an important part. Now it is important to persevere and persevere in order to raise the standard of our roads.
Both car manufacturers and authorities must cooperate if we are to be able to change completely. Software companies that help develop the charging infrastructure are also needed. It is a global problem and a global responsibility. The UN warns of a total environmental collapse and the threats are visible to everyone today. It is now and not later that we must act.
With every day that passes, we push the transition to a more climate-friendly vehicle fleet further ahead of us. Today, we can expect that it will take over 15 years to switch from fossil to fossil-free operation, even if we already stop selling new fossil-powered vehicles today, because only about one-fifteenth of the vehicle fleet are new registrations. But in practice, we are talking about a transition period of at least 20-25 years because car buyers are still buying new fossil-powered vehicles.
Prerequisites must be created for a long-term sustainable transition both for private motorists and in a functioning transport sector. We have to find a way where we can sustainably and cost-effectively continue to reposition our vehicle fleet for both private individuals and professionals.