Episode 8: Driving for 14 hours and only seeing forest

Are electric vehicles taking off in Finland? Joel Willans, author of the best-selling book 101 Very Finnish Problems, is joined by Antti Korpelainen of Virta, a car charging services company. Topics include battery technology, long drives to Lapland and more. Co-host Thomas Nybergh is annoyed by misguided bio fuel subsidies and wants the current Finnish government to shove it.

Contact: veryfinnishproblems@inktank.fi
Produced by Thomas Nybergh / Ink Tank Media

Shownotes:

Thomas’ article on Finnish electric car adoption, anti-electric lobbyists and harmful subsidies: http://inktank.fi/electric-car-adoption-finland-problems/

How Norway’s government made electric gars irresistible: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/norways-government-made-electric-cars-irresistible

Electric cars in China: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-byd-autos/byd-predicts-ambitious-china-shift-to-electric-cars-by-2030-idUSKCN1BW0BQ

Developments in battery technology and cost: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/08/climate/electric-cars-batteries.html

Electric car crash safety: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/13/electric-vehicles-safety_n_3922629.html