Report: Adoption of electric cars requires creation of suitable operational conditions

News article 16.02.2011 15.39 fi sv en

Suitable operational conditions for the adoption of electric cars should be created now, even though they are not expected to produce significant reductions in carbon dioxide emissions until 2030. Large-scale adoption of electric cars requires the construction of a public network of charging stations. Use of electric cars will not, however, solve the fundamental problems of private car traffic: constantly increasing traffic volumes and congestion.

The above statements are made in a report on electric cars submitted to Ms Anu Vehviläinen, Minister of Transport on 16 February 2011.

The report also puts forward a number of recommendations to promote the adoption of electric cars. According to the report the most urgent of these include measures to launch demo projects on electric cars, ensure the safety of electric cars, incorporate the opportunity to charge electric cars in building regulations, create an information system on public charging stations, conduct research and product development and provide training for professionals needed in repair shops, vehicle inspection and rescue tasks.