Electro-mobility: a dead end?
Text: Jakob Schoof
The concept that sustainable building and sustainable transportation need to be developed together, ought to be applauded. However, whether surplus-energy, single-family homes with personal electric cars is the right approach to this problem is, at the least, debatable. Decisions pertaining to transportation should not only be made in view of CO2 mitigation. In the future, cities need to continue to offer a high quality of life and mobility should remain affordable. Furthermore, no one should be excluded from access to important services and supply facilities. Last but not least, land use consumption needs to be reduced.