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Denmark and EV cars

While I try to keep 99% of my posts relevant to NXT, this one will be a bit of a stretch - but it does involve Denmark...which is the home of LEGO. So there's your link :)

As many readers know, I'm a HUGE fan of WIRED magazine - it's Editor-in-Chief, Chris Anderson, is an NXT Tinkerer himself. The latest issue (16.09 - September issue) features the cover story, "The Future of the Electric Car" and it's a MUST read if you have even a spackling of interest in EV vehicles. As a driver, I worry about the cost of gas rising, but as a father I worry about the world my son will grow up in... so it's always nice to read about a company that's trying to do something to change the world...

The article focuses on Better Place, a new company founded by an ex SAP executive. Suffice to say, a plan is in place in Israel to move to EV vehicles - the plan is so impressive that Denmark has signed on to participate. (Apparently Denmark generates about 18% of its energy from wind power and the entire country is proud of its "green" and looking to do more.)

Grab a copy of the magazine and read it students especially, because in 10-20 years time, you'll be driving something like this (hopefully!) or maybe something even better.

Now, back to the world of NXT...

Jim

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