Swiss Government May Ban EV Use This Winter to Conserve Electricity

Published December 3, 2022

By: Tim McKenzie

Source: Auto Evolution


The plan supposedly outlines two separate phases of restrictions. The first one would be the emergency phase and would have three degrees of restrictions that will entail reducing shop operating hours, turning off heating systems in nightclubs, and reducing temperature in buildings to no more than 20 degrees celsius. The restrictions on electric vehicle usage for non-essential travel is in the third escalation level of the emergency phase.


The second category is the crisis phase, which will be more restrictive in terms of energy usage and could result in streaming services and gaming consoles being banned, Christmas lights being turned off, and all sports and leisure facilities closed down. The degree of restrictions will be based on the amount of energy available.


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