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WEF Calls For Ownership of Cars To End


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The World Economic Forum is looking to reduce the use of metals and as a solution, the WEF is advocating for reducing the amount of private ownership of vehicles.

A report earlier this month has gone on recording stating “The transition from fossil fuels to renewables will need large supplies of critical metals such as cobalt, lithium, nickel, to name a few”.

So, in order to enroll in their eco-friendly utopia, they want to take away private ownership of cars and create a world where you are completely reliant on ridesharing apps.

It appears Alex Jones who predicted the WEF is planning a society where “you will own nothing and be happy” is right.

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Fox Business had more details to add:

The World Economic Forum is looking to reduce global reliance on critical metals as nations look to make the transition to renewable energy supplies, and one proposal is reducing ownership of private vehicles.

“This transition from fossil fuels to renewables will need large supplies of critical metals such as cobalt, lithium, nickel, to name a few,” the forum said in a report earlier this month. “Shortages of these critical minerals could raise the costs of clean energy technologies.”

The international lobbying organization based in Switzerland has proposed three solutions for lowering the costs of critical metals used in everything from cellphones and electric vehicles to wind turbines and efficient lighting.

The forum noted that even with recycling initiatives in place mineral mining is expected to increase by 500% by 2050.

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“More sharing can reduce ownership of idle equipment and thus material usage,” the group argued, pointing to statistics that show the average vehicle in England is driven “just 4% of the time.”

This isn’t breaking news the WEF released a press release about it in 2016:

In many ways, the motor vehicle has shaped modern society and the urban areas in which more than half of us live. But as global incomes rise, cars and trucks are choking these cities with deadly pollution and productivity-sapping traffic jams. More than a million people are killed in motor vehicle accidents each year, and many more are threatened by transportation’s contribution to global warming.

Imagine instead a world where fleets of autonomous vehicles that are electric and shared (FAVES) slash the number of vehicles on the road by as much as 90%. Hailing and paying for a ride or delivery is as easy as tapping a smart phone app. Car loans and insurance payments shrink or disappear because renting a vehicle when it would otherwise sit idle (or feeding electricity back to the electric grid) more than pays for it.

Perhaps best of all, imagine wider, less congested streets with more room for pedestrians and bicycles, clean air, much less global warming, shorter commutes, and even “crowd-funded” fleets of vehicles whose routing and pricing software is tuned to minimize energy use or provide low-cost transportation to underserved regions.



 

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