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The economic realities of electric car?
(11-18-2019, 02:07 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: Geography - The US is huge compared to Europe. Seriously

Actually the US and Europe are almost the exact same size. Both cover approximately 10 million square kilometers of land. The larger states are also similarly sized to the larger European countries, Texas and France are approximately the same size for example, and Alaska is ~2/3rds the size of European Russia. The biggest difference isn't our size so much as our population density. There are nearly 2.5 Europeans for every 1 American. In addition the population of Europe is dense but at the same time there aren't as many extreme differences in the US (like the heavily populated coasts vs the interior). There are eight US states with a population density of <10 people per square kilometer, but only one in Europe (Iceland), and there are six US states between 10 and 20 people per square kilometer but only two countries in Europe (Norway and Finland).

The population density and distribution, combined with the fact that we're a mash up of independent countries, political unions and levels of political unions mean that the idea of such a sprawling empty space is fairly alien. At least to those from central, southern and western Europe. Northern Europeans and European Russians have a more similar open geography.
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RE: The economic realities of electric car? - by Rynn - 11-18-2019, 03:55 AM

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