Iceland, the perfect test site for electric vehicles

Iceland pledged in 1998 to become the first decarbonized economy. And despite having been hit very hard by the recent economic crises, Iceland may prove to be the ultimate proving grounds for electric cars.

Indeed its tiny population – 320,000 people – are all pretty much close to the capital city Reykjavik and the country enjoys a virtually 100% clean electricity production as it has massive geothermal capacity.

These two advantages are the perfect combination for a real country-wide experiment on this promising cleantech. A similar venture may soon start in Israel, with the Better Place Project.


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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