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(Quartz)   The remote capital of the Kingdom of Bhutan wants to transform itself into an electric car "hot spot"   ( qz.com) divider line
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2013-11-24 04:41:51 PM  
Whereas Quartz has already taken over as iframe site-design "hot spot".
 
2013-11-24 05:09:01 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2013-11-24 05:25:02 PM  
Yeah, but do they have a kick ass government run health care system like we have here in 'Mericuah?

Aren't cigarette lighters the primary product of Bhutan?
 
2013-11-24 05:26:11 PM  
Bhutan's capital and largest city, Thimpu, is at 7600 feet above sea level. Powering cars with internal combustion is more difficult due to the relative lack of oxygen.

So they already start with that in favor of electrics.

Plus as the article mentions, they've got "plenty of hydropower".
 
2013-11-24 05:27:53 PM  
They've got plenty of electricity, shipping gas is expensive, and a little bit of pollution goes a long way in mountain valleys. It makes perfect sense.
 
2013-11-24 05:53:09 PM  
They make a very lovely rice candy.

sushinow.com
 
2013-11-24 06:54:17 PM  
Lots of cheap electric cars might make everyone happier, which is what they measure instead of GDP.
 
2013-11-24 07:22:47 PM  

StopLurkListen: Bhutan's capital and largest city, Thimpu, is at 7600 feet above sea level. Powering cars with internal combustion is more difficult due to the relative lack of oxygen.

So they already start with that in favor of electrics.

Plus as the article mentions, they've got "plenty of hydropower".


Also there's no flat space and nowhere to go. Short trips as the article notes.
 
2013-11-24 07:23:37 PM  

InternetSecurityGuard: Yeah, but do they have a kick ass government run health care system like we have here in 'Mericuah?

Aren't cigarette lighters the primary product of Bhutan?


No.  I'm pretty sure it's graduate students.
 
2013-11-24 09:18:55 PM  

wildcardjack: Lots of cheap electric cars might make everyone happier, which is what they measure instead of GDP.


They still measure GDP. They also measure GNH. Measuring GDP without taking into account GNH is why China's GDP has been growing massively, but they face a demographic bomb and the air in many of their cities is completely unbreathable.

A nation that cares only about GDP is a nation that will fall. GNH is just a handy metric for "things responsible governments need to keep in mind but if democracy is a new thing for you maybe you should just use this metric until you figure things out."

Incidentally, as the article makes clear, this should help both GDP and GNH.
 
2013-11-24 09:27:57 PM  

captainktainer: wildcardjack: Lots of cheap electric cars might make everyone happier, which is what they measure instead of GDP.

They still measure GDP. They also measure GNH. Measuring GDP without taking into account GNH is why China's GDP has been growing massively, but they face a demographic bomb and the air in many of their cities is completely unbreathable.

A nation that cares only about GDP is a nation that will fall. GNH is just a handy metric for "things responsible governments need to keep in mind but if democracy is a new thing for you maybe you should just use this metric until you figure things out."

Incidentally, as the article makes clear, this should help both GDP and GNH.


http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/what-the-fark-am-i -r eading.jpg - linked so as to avoid possible time outs...

also...i've always wanted to visit bhutan. you couldn't get me back to india again. bhutan...just seems nicer. the scenery is absolutely lovely.
 
2013-11-24 10:52:26 PM  
Speaking of hot spots, let's not forget Bhutan's Queen

www.hellomagazine.com

/hot
 
2013-11-25 12:00:49 AM  
also...i've always wanted to visit bhutan. you couldn't get me back to india again. bhutan...just seems nicer. the scenery is absolutely lovely.

http://www.mfa.gov.bt/visa

Good farking luck.
 
2013-11-25 06:58:06 AM  

Bandito King: Good farking luck.


yeah Bhutan is rather hard to get to visit, though it should be noted it's probably easier to go visit there as a tourist than Saudi Arabia.
 
2013-11-25 08:20:56 AM  

centrifugal bumblepuppy: Speaking of hot spots, let's not forget Bhutan's Queen

/hot


I'd approach the wet spot
 
2013-11-25 10:08:52 AM  
So, Teslas?
 
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