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This country is using taxis to jump-start its transition to electric vehicles

Bhutan is one of the world's few carbon-negative countries. Image: Unsplash/Michael Fousert

Namkhai Norbu

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Taxi driver Dorji Wangchuk with the new electric cab, in Thimphu, Bhutan.
Taxi driver Dorji Wangchuk with the new electric cab he bought through a government programme to boost the number of electric vehicles on the road, in Thimphu, Bhutan. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Namkhai Norbu

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An electric vehicle charging station, in Thimphu, Bhutan.
One of a growing number of electric vehicle charging stations Bhutan's government is installing to encourage the switch to electric vehicles, in Thimphu, Bhutan. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Namkhai Norbu

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