No ‘Rust Belt’ in sight at Russia’s ‘Little Detroit.’
‘Green’ state is working on plan for public charging stations; Nissan will debut its electric vehicles here.
Officials want to tap vast reserves to produce electric-car batteries, but threat of nationalization could scare off foreign investors.
Since the 1970s, Iceland has gone from relying on imported coal for 75 percent of its energy to getting more than 82 percent of its energy from geothermal and hydro power.
Power is spotty, spurring locals to rig car batteries and use pulleys in lieu of elevators to bring goods up from the street.