"roughly twice the population of North America"
Wasn't talking about population but the area of one country against EACH of the others (with their varied rules, regulations, and degrees of political control), and large distances involved with traveling by private vehicle in many areas of the US, to say nothing about the relative degrees of perceived personal freedoms in each in such a varied but single country as the US. Not nearly as city oriented as most European countries.
While I am of Norwegian descent and love the country and the people we know, when we visited several times, we felt slightly oppressed by the indications of stronger authoritarianism we felt. Fairly typical European in that respect we thought. So far, we certainly feel more free in our choices of automobiles, gas, diesel, or electric powered.
The future, don't know what will happen, but as of now, I don't see gas or diesel powered vehicles going away in the next few decades at least.
However, that is almost not the point, as right now I just want a manual shifting Alfa. That's all, no matter how popular (or not) electric cars (sans multiple gear transmissions of any kind) become for the masses, not just those with tons of money.
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 04-14-2019 at 08:10 PM.