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The Wiki Man

Why should everyone have an electric car?

25 March 2023

9:00 AM

25 March 2023

9:00 AM

Some excellent thinking this month from the Italian complexity theorist Luca Dellanna:

Two days ago, the EU parliament approved a ban on new fossil fuel cars starting in 2035. While I like the idea of greener cars, I’m not too fond of a fast and complete transition.

Let me use the metaphor of the Summer Olympic Games – an event with attractive economics during the planning phase that predictably overruns its budget by enormous amounts (an average of 213 per cent!).

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