Writing in Motion

It may sound a little cryptic, but the headline is quite literal. Over the past few weeks I have written a couple of pieces for Motion Magazine, a new Germany-based online platform covering emobility from all over Europe and beyond.

For my first piece, I returned to a theme I have already covered here – rural emobility. But that was a couple of years ago, and things have moved on. It’s the same place, my home village of Comrie in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands, but different faces – two families who have joined the move towards electric mobility since I last wrote about it.

I chatted to them about their experiences – one with electric bikes and the other with an electric car.

My next piece for Motion took me on a journey inside the heads of drivers to find out what makes us so committed to our cars – aside from the more obvious practical and symbolic reasons. Again, it’s a topic I’ve covered here, albeit in audio format.

I spoke to a Swedish psychologist and a German car journalist for this one. It turns out that our dependency on our cars is closely linked to inner anxieties.

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