In case of insufficiency of the measures taken, the universal energy saving regime in the country will be extended to household appliances
Swiss authorities have said the country is facing a power shortage and will ban electric vehicles this winter. This measure will prevent generalized overload in the network and all the manifestations that accompany it (surges, short circuits), which are already registered in homes and companies in the country.
At the same time, the ban provides for several exceptions. The Swiss will be able to use their personal electric car for activities such as long-distance travel, grocery shopping or doctor visits.
The Swiss Federal Council has also introduced speed limits on motorways. Due to difficult weather conditions and the risk of power outages, speed on motorways will be reduced from 120 km/h to 100 km/h.
In Switzerland, more than half of the electricity is generated by hydroelectric power. However, the country’s electricity industry is also dependent on other countries, such as France and Germany, where the rest of the energy it consumes is imported from. In these countries, the gas supply crisis caused by the NWO in Ukraine and the subsequent price increases have also jeopardized the winter electricity supply.
In case of insufficiency of the measures adopted, the regime of universal energy saving in the country will be extended to household appliances. So the Swiss will be able to use washing machines at a temperature not exceeding 40 degrees Celsius, and refrigerators will cool down by at least 6 degrees.