It is better later than never. Maybe now, finally, Germany will move forward and use the available Lithium Technology for real? Dreams about Hydrogen cost billions already wasted and lies about "Clean Diesel" cost lives already lost.
Volkswagen DieselGate Fallout: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Germany Up By 72% In September - Kia Soul EV #1.
InsideEVs reports on the first results after Volkswagen fallout in Germany. It is still too early to talk about the new trend, but we can see, finally, how people start to vote with their wallets for EVs. To pay yourself to poison your kids with cancer hazard pollution is quite stupid after all.
WHO: DieselGate Is A Cancer Problem - Auto Industry Calls "Not To Jeopardise Diesel As One Of Its Key Pillars."
"Exhaust from diesel engines contributes to air pollution and is a cancer hazard to humans," said Dr. Kurt Straif. Forbes.
Volkswagen And DieselGate: The Solution - Lithium Technology Is Here To Change Our World.
All major corporate crimes can be committed only when the masses are silent being busy digesting fast food with video games and Facebook "friends". Or deeper: when corporate slavery affects your own perspective from the cubicle so much that you think that it is Not Evil any more.
Living from cheque to cheque is not helping to build up your independence. This is why there is a War on the middle class in the West. Independent people are dangerous to the System by definition. Here comes Debt and slavery to the banks by generations only to pay off the ticket just to get on the ladder of the "American Dream".
This is what happened at Volkswagen. This is what happening with Fracking and GMO. They all affect literally billions of people on our planet. It is a corporate mass murder sanctioned by the corrupt politicians. Now we know about Volkswagen and it is already growing into the DieselGate, when nobody of auto-makers really is in compliance with toxic emissions limits. The next is coming the AutoGate, when ALL cars are emitting deadly pollutions at much higher levels than we all have thought.
And I am not talking about the socialism in any sense here, it is just the problem that we do not have capitalism in the West as well. I am not against corporations, but the corrupted HFT version of the wild corporate capitalism now is pushing more and more young people to the nihilism and socialism is on the rise in the West again. Evil minds will get into power driving the desperation again. But I am out of politics and, thanks God, we have the solution now.
Let's stop talking and let's start walking. But walking to the Solution - not just ban all the cars, get in the communes again and read with a candle. No, we do not have to do it any more, despite of Fossil Fuel corporate propaganda. Finally technology has made it possible not only to preserve "our way of life", but make it better without sacrificing anything or, what is even more important, anyone.
If somebody in Power does really want it, we have all technology and solutions available now. If somebody in Power was allowed by the Corporations who paid her ticket there - we have all the money to make it. Just take all costs of all Wars - yes, they all about Control of Energy and Oil means Energy to us even now. Add here all Trillions in tax breaks and subsidies provided to Fossil Fuel Industries. Nuclear will go here as well. Add all billions wasted on Hydrogen - it will be controlled by the same Old Big Oil, I will not even talk about the very low energy efficiency of full Energy cycle of Hydrogen To Wheel today. Add here all medical bills for cancer and other chemical pollution related deceases. It will be enough for a very good and fast start to the race into the post carbon world! Read more."
Germany considers measures to promote electric cars
"Germany's Transport Minister is considering additional measures to support electric vehicles, a German newspaper reported on Thursday, as the Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) diesel emissions scandal ignites a debate over how to put more e-cars on the road.
Citing government sources, the Rheinische Post said Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt was examining the possibility of building 10,000 further charging stations.
Such a programme would cost around 100 million euros (73.5 million pounds) and would be intended to be split between public and private investment, the paper said.
Many consumers are put off by the limited driving range of electric cars, as well as the scarcity of charging stations. At the end of 2014, there were only 2,400 charging stations and around 100 fast-charging points in Germany.
Following the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, calls have grown for more government support for electric vehicles. Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks last week called for a binding quota for electric cars, with Hendricks also saying there should be a government subsidy for buying such vehicles."
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