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Country Facing Energy Crisis Could Reportedly Ban Electric Car Use

Switzerland could ban electric vehicles from being used non-essentially this winter as government officials begin to brace for an energy crisis during the winter months, according to reports.

The Telegraph reported on Saturday that Swiss officials have drafted emergency proposals that restrict power usage if things get bad this winter.

For example, shops may need to reduce their hours, streaming services may need to be limited and buildings may only be heated to 20 degrees Celsius, or 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

Other bans, according to the Telegraph, may include concerts, theater performances and sporting events, all to prevent a blackout.

The reason Switzerland is preparing for possible blackouts is that the country relies on imported energy during the summer months. While more than half, or 60 percent of the country’s energy comes from hydropowered means, but in the winter months productions slows and the country relies on imports.

The war in Ukraine has contributed to shortages in imports across all of Europe, but paired with Switzerland’s dependency on hydropower, the country is, as the Telegraph put it, “vulnerable to energy shortages.”

The country’s emergency plan is split into two tiers: crisis and emergency. It also has three levels of restrictions in the first tier and two levels of restriction in the third tier.

Swiss officials will activate each tier and level based on supply level. At the very minimum, buildings will only be able to be heated to 20 degrees Celsius. As things intensify, electric vehicles will be limited to essential trips, and in the worst-case scenario, concerts and sporting events will cease.

Additional measures like escalators and holiday lights getting turned off, leaf blowers getting silenced, and cryptocurrency mining getting banned are also included in the plan.

  • Barb Nak says:

    And this is exactly why your government wants you all to have an EV…when they want to keep you in place this is all they have to do.

  • Patriot says:

    WOW, things are going great there too….imagine that.

  • Jack Schitt says:

    PROOF!!!! Electric cars are SO MUCH WORSE in EVERY WAY!!!!!!!

  • Jack Schitt says:

    Already happening in California, DUMBERICA!!!! DUH!!!!

  • Pizzaman7 says:

    Complete joke ! CO2 isn’t a pollutant…. it is a necessary component of life. CO2 is a naturally occurring element in our ecosphere. Photosynthesis is how CO2 is broken down into oxygen. CO2 only constitutes. 04% of our atmosphere and is scant gas. We need CO2 TO SURVIVE!

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