Positive Future #783 (Feature photo – Swiss Flag – Public Domain)
InsideEVs journalist Mark Kane brings the story of how plug-in electric cars in Switzerland in May were up 40 percent year over year. Arguments have been around for decades on how fossil-fuel air pollution hurts people’s health and contributes to climate instability that hurts farmers.
While Switzerland is a small country with a population of 8.5 million people, it is the oldest democracy in the world dating back to 1291. Many of the major decisions in Switzerland are not made by elected officials, but through federal referendums that all people vote on. Switzerland is also the birthplace of the international Red Cross. Switzerland has the highest nominal wealth per adult in the world. You can read the electrification of transportation story here: