Link: “Electric vehicle shift alone will not solve urban transport woes, says Portuguese minister

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Minister Pedro Nuno Santos dismissed the argument that the rapid uptake of electric vehicles is a panacea for urban transport, asserting that EVs will not solve the fundamental problems of cars.

“If we simply replace all combustion cars with electric cars, we will end up with the same kind of congestion, the same huge amount of lost time in traffic, the same unsustainable levels of road accidents, and the same struggle for public space,” he said.