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No More Petrol or Diesel Engines !
July 27, 2017

Joined: May 12, 2014
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No More Petrol or Diesel Engines !

July 27, 2017

The Government alleges 40,000 people die each year from fuel emissions. The ONS figures (Office of National Statistics) state that UK wide deaths from smoking, alcohol and drugs per annum equate to well over double that figure, 78k, 9k and 3.5 k respectively. But, I have decided I just don't give a damn. Like John I will be in my early 90s when and if this all happens so I have concluded it isn't on my "worry list." Should Fortuna decide to cast her fickle smile upon my already degenerate, debauched and hugely abused body and allow me to be still alive in 2040 I am guessing I might have other priorities in mind than electric cars. My most likely chosen form of transport then will probably be a close call between the hearse and the Quingo, (look it up) the latter is a Tesla for old folk!! Infinitely less expensive though. I read yesterday if this all goes ahead we will need 50 new power stations. We can't even get concensus on  building one!! But like I said, I no longer give a rats arse about it all. We had the fun years with cars, I can still press the sports mode button in the Merc and leave the boy racers standing even if it does cost me my licence one day!! So, tree huggers do your worst, ban all you want I care not a fig, not a jelly bean, not even a used tissue. Ok, ja, methinks I doth protest too much. I might invest in a Tesla next.....................only kidding! .........I think!! ....At present!!      

July 27, 2017

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1204
No More Petrol or Diesel Engines !

July 27, 2017

By that time (2040) I'll be on a mobility scooter mmmm but you who are going to come out of electric cars is the Japanese. Toyota at the moment in Ireland you can buy a electric car from them but if you don't like it they'll swap it for a new diesel/petrol or hybrid . The big question is "road tax" ,electric no tax ,and now the government have rerun the tax for cars ( value,emissions etc) as they need the money that low/no emissions have been for the last decade,so how will they fill the gap in monies lost by diesel/petrol cars pay at the moment in 2040  back to my scooter .

July 27, 2017

Joined: May 15, 2014
Posts: 22
No More Petrol or Diesel Engines !

July 27, 2017

are motor bikes non toxic then , how big are those batteries going to be ???? ,the poor can have dog carts the rich will be exempt ,and don't forget we are living longer ! some thing to look forward to  !!

July 27, 2017

Joined: May 14, 2014
Posts: 977
No More Petrol or Diesel Engines !

July 27, 2017

A question   the forum.... How far would a Challenger 2 get on a battery ??? Not even to the in camp charging point??? Or a Fighter jet/Airbus passenger jet carry enough batteries to take off, never mind clear the airport area???? I would rather face the possible sickness from their fuel fumes than try to get Challengers to the war zone or Airbus off the ground, never mind clear the airport area....Which world are our governments from????
 

July 28, 2017

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Posts: 1204
No More Petrol or Diesel Engines !

July 28, 2017

Tom it's called " cloud cuckoo land"  most probably they want " nuclear " cars ,planes and boats with no fumes just a Big Bang for bucks .

July 28, 2017

Joined: May 5, 2014
Posts: 556
No More Petrol or Diesel Engines !

July 28, 2017

It's a political statement IMO, with no chance whatever of it happening by 2040 - they're relying totally on the boffins coming up with solutions to the battery mileage range & charging facilities without any Plan B should they fail. They're also ignoring the FACT that already scientists & technicians from a major tyre company ( Goodyear or Continental I think), have  designed a system that means diesel engines can produce a lot less emissions than petrol ones do - to bring it to market is obviously not in politicians interests, probably because there must be more money ( & kudos from the tree hugging brigade) to be made through electricity somehow - massive taxes springs to mind. John (JKW)

July 29, 2017

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Posts: 1204
No More Petrol or Diesel Engines !

July 29, 2017

Question..... how much C O 2 or other toxic gases are made when producing a Kw of electricity??????


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