15 May '18, 11pm

Fast e-vehicle chargers put Iceland on road to energy sustainability | Electric Vehicles Research

Fast e-vehicle chargers put Iceland on road to energy sustainability | Electric Vehicles Research

Iceland is implementing an ambitious plan to increase the adoption of renewable energy, with incentives to promote electric vehicles. The impetus for Iceland's sustainability push came from the realization that the island nation was overly dependent on foreign oil sources. Today, 80 percent of Iceland's energy comes from non-fossil resources, led by hydropower and geothermal energy. "Being able to provide our own energy is very important to our independence," said Jón Björn Skúlason, Head of Icelandic New Energy, a company that coordinates national initiatives among government, industry and research institutions. While fossil fuels still account for 20 percent of overall energy usage, the Icelandic government has put in place a state-financed incentive program to increase the use of electric vehicles. It's already having an impact—today there are more than 6,000 e-cars, co...

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