The World of EVs – Norway is 10 Years Ahead of the U.S. – What Does That Tell Us?
May 11, 2023
The New York Times ran a surprisingly interesting article on May 8th on the unanticipated repercussions and benefits of a major shift to a national fleet of vehicles that is weighted toward EVs. There were all sorts of surprises. Among the takeaways were these: (1) improved air quality in downtown Oslo, (2) changes in parking patterns, (3) impacts on convenience stores, and (4) pleasant surprises for traditional auto mechanics. There’s more. Here’s the link: NYT Article.
Our own takeaway is that Permian-produced crude is going to be an essential energy source for decades to come. So, there needs to be a reliable infrastructure in this region to make that possible. That’s why our organization is dedicated to lease warehouse space in Pecos to make that possible. Meanwhile, the government and industries such as convenience stores will need to muster billions of dollars to build out the infrastructure that will support the charging of vehicles.
For the author here, I will continue to drive my 30 mpg mid-sized SUV to my summer cottage 345 miles away with zero anxiety about whether my car will crap out along the way.
The opinions expressed above reflect only those of the author and do not represent those of the First Keystone Pecos Industrial Park organization. First Keystone welcomes responsible fact-based discourses on these topics.