電気自動車を考える

最近、仕事でもプライベートでもTeslaが話題に上らない日は無い。今朝のSCMPの記事を読み、ムムムと考えさせられたので、ご参考まで転載する。

 文中では特に触れられいなかったが、世界一ガソリン価格が高い香港だし、電気自動車は選択肢としてありだと思う。無人操縦はいらないけどね。

 

www.scmp.com

Quote:

”The cause is the unprecedented rise in the number of vehicles on the roads in recent years, particularly private cars. From 2006 to 2016, the number of private cars has increased by 46 per cent, from 390,000 to 570,000, while the population has risen by less than 7 per cent. This alone accounts for 95 per cent of the increase in the total number of vehicles over the past 10 years. Hong Kong’s road building averages less than 1 per cent (in kilometre terms) per year. This means the number of vehicles is growing much faster than our roads can accommodate.

The impact of uncontrolled vehicle growth cannot be underestimated. As congestion mounts, the road-based public transport system (that is, buses and minibuses), which carries 50 per cent of public transport users, deteriorates in performance. Indeed, average bus speeds have fallen significantly in recent years. Because railways cannot reach all areas of Hong Kong and are generally deemed uncomfortable during peak hours, this would spur the increasing adoption of private cars. A vicious cycle is then produced, of even more vehicles on the road and even more desire to own a car for comfort and convenience. In fact, this is precisely what has been happening in the past few years.”

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確かに、前回駐在時の14年前と比べて車が増えたし、バスに乗っていても渋滞を抜けるまでの時間がかかるようになった気がするし、ミニバスの平均速度も落ちた気がする(マナーが改善しただけかも)。そういう私自身が車を買ってしまうぐらいなので、渋滞は増える一方かも。願わくばシンガポールや北京のようにナンバー走行規制やナンバーの高額オークション等の規制が当分始まらないことを祈りたい。

ただ、もう少し駐車場の数は増やして欲しいなぁ。車があっても目的地周辺から駐車場に車を停車するまでの時間が長すぎる(涙)。