If there is a sensible use of electromobility, then it is probably the city center.
Local zero emissions pay off here; the absence of engine noise is noticeable here.
The fact that emissions arise elsewhere in production is easy for city dwellers to ignore.
So it makes sense to send garbage collection, street cleaning and parcel delivery people on tour electrically.
Or the bus.
The large battery pack should be able to be accommodated in the bus without causing any harm to transport needs.
The routes are predictable and often follow the same pattern, meaning charging stops can be planned.
In many places, the fact that the purchase costs are approximately three times as high as a diesel-powered city bus can be explained away with the environmental argument.
So what are you waiting for?
Maybe what's happening in Oslo right now is a deterrent.
Norway is considered a pioneer and stronghold of electric transportation; not only do many passenger cars with batteries run there, but since last spring there have also been 183 electric buses from the manufacturer Solaris.
More precisely: According to reports, they rarely or no longer drive because the batteries cannot withstand the cold.
It is said that the planned range of around 250 kilometers has been halved this winter.
We asked a colleague in Oslo who said: “Chaotic conditions.”
The buses would have to charge more often and for longer.
As a result, each bus can only cover around half of the route intended for it.
Since there are not enough replacements, goals fall flat.
“Yesterday alone, 200 trips were canceled and the transport company's logistics collapsed.
Several lines are no longer served at all,” reports the colleague from his everyday life.
If electromobility remains a fair-weather technology that only guarantees freedom under ideal conditions, people will not accept it.
And also not the political pressure to accept it.