Europe is experiencing a green transport boom. Sales have quadrupled since 2018, and one in every ten new vehicles sold on the continent is now fully electric, a share that rises to four in ten when hybrid vehicles are taken into account. In Germany, where the Greens are in talks about joining a coalition government, the number of electric buses doubled last year compared to 2019.
The switchover from diesel to electricity has not been entirely smooth. Three bus depots were gutted by fire this year alone, with the most recent in Stuttgart last month destroying 25 buses and sending a column of smoke towering over the city.
Read more: ‘Naive is an understatement’: German safety official says that risk of electric vehicle fires is ‘completely unaddressed’. No, no. It is not naive – it is a Cult agenda – and the consequences don’t matter to these psychopaths only the agenda