Switzerland is anything but a socialist police state, but now in energy states of emergency – which are happening more and more often in Euroland – electric cars can only be driven for emergency purposes.
This sounds a lot like a lockdown to us — with the ironic twist that the people hardest hit would be the electric car drivers.
Switzerland will ban the use of electric cars for ‘non-essential’ journeys if the country runs out of energy this winter, the government has announced.
Emergency plans drawn up in the event the Swiss are hit by blackouts also call for shop opening hours to be reduced by up to two hours per day, heating systems in nightclubs to be turned off, and other buildings to be heated to no more than 20C.
Crisis measures could see streaming services and games consoles banned, Christmas lights turned off, and all sports stadiums and leisure facilities closed.