Our LOCAL GOAL is to provide Kandersteg Electric cars service in order to:
SwissHike GLOBAL GOAL is Team Project community involvement allowing to:
We are going to ask owners and providers of hotels and others accommodation facilities in Switzerland for support and cooperation on a Pilot Project.
Electric cars are helpful for the Earth's environment because they don't give off as many harmful emissions as regular vehicles, as well as helping to protect the climate and reduce overall oil consumption. Another advantage of electric cars is that they save motorists on fuel costs.
Electric cars have no tailpipes, which means they produce no emissions, and they leave a smaller carbon footprint than gasoline and diesel engines. Electric cars run quietly, and although they cost more than other vehicles, they are cheaper to run, as an electric charge costs less than gasoline.
Zero Tailpipe Emissions - nothing to pollute the air and adversely affect health, or add greenhouse gases to the environment. This is a clear-cut advantage over gas cars. Driving an electric car or EV (electric vehicle) promotes clean air.
Reduced Maintenance - EVs have fewer moving parts in their powertrains, and maintenance intervals are devoid of things like oil changes, spark plug replacement, and other services required by a complex internal combustion engine and transmission.
Quiet Drive, Instant Torque - In the days when the automakers’ art was being developed, people prized quiet cars, and paid extra for that experience. The most desirable nameplates up to the likes of Rolls Royce used to make the quiet smooth ride a chief selling point, and what a luxury it was. Well, EVs give this at no extra charge, and what’s more they deliver power differently in a satisfying sort of way. Namely, their motors have full torque – the work energy – from 0 rpm. Press the pedal and they scoot.
Subsidized - Depending on what state one lives in, as much as a third of a EV’s price may be underwritten by state and federal subsidies. At the least, the EV is permitted a one-time federal tax credit. Gasoline cars are cheaper, but they get zip, and free money is OK. Some people object to that, and they are entitled to this, but this society otherwise has said it wants to reward and encourage EV adopters, so the authorities smile on it, even if others don’t.
For a variety of reasons, including technological advances, environmental concerns, and entrepreneurial audacity, the market for pure electric vehicles, which was moribund for more than a century, is poised for a dramatic revival. Electric vehicles generate a range of short-term and long-term benefits such as reduced environmental impacts, innovation spillovers, and reduced reliance on imported oil.
Other Advantages of the Electric Car: 4-6 times higher efficiency as an internal combustion engine, No polluting byproducts because this car gets its power from batteries (the wind or the sun), Three times as efficient as gas engines, Is extremely safe, Compact, Gets better mileage than any other car on the road, Quiet to drive, Convenient, Durable
The analysis also found that across the lifecycle, around 40% less energy is required for an EV than a petrol or diesel vehicle. Electric vehicles also have lower levels of photochemical oxidation (related to the formation of smog) than petrol vehicles and EVs have the lowest level of particulate matter across the lifecycle. In use, EVs have no tailpipe emissions at all.
Network benefits - occur when subsidising electric vehicles today leads to incentives to develop charging infrastructure, which in turn increases adoption in the future, when presumably the electricity grid will be cleaner.
Innovation benefits - may not be fully captured by innovating companies and thus may justify subsidising the electric car market.
(1) Cheaper to run, (2) Cheaper to maintain, (3) Other savings, (4) Better for the environment: Less pollution, Renewable energy, Eco-friendly materials, (5) Health benefits, (6) Safety improvements, (7) Our energy security
the fresh alpine air and pure glacier water of Kandersteg refresh your body and mind
traditional, with natural products of the alpine pastures
meditation calmness coupled with mountain landscapes
Photo: www.Oeschinensee.ch / The environmentally friendly UNESCO Electromobile
Wikipedia: List of electric cars currently available
The Cheat Sheet: 10 Car Companies That Sell the Most Electric Vehicles (16.09.2015)
Wikipedia: List of hybrid vehicles
hybridCARS: Global 10 Best-Selling Plug-In Cars Are Accelerating Forward (10.08.2016)