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Post by scimjim » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:10 am

Absolutely - huge income, reduction in traffic and the associated reduction in harmful emissions - what’s not to like :D

Unfortunately, that income will soon form part of the cities annual budget and when the vast majority switch to electric (or hydrogen, or whatever we end up with), that income will disappear and they will have to find it elsewhere or cut services somewhere.


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Post by Loxford » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:51 pm

I'm not convinced that replacing every vehicle on the world's roads with electric power is really a solution.
I believe electric vehicles use a large amount of power to charge their unenvironmental batteries.

You know how the story goes about the nation watching the world cup. During half time, there was supposed to be a massive drain on the grid as everyone put on their kettle?
Never mind two minutes boiling a kettle, imagine everyone, that's millions of vehicles, plugged into the mains every day.

I'm not saying fossil fuels are better but the question is, where do we get all that extra electric power from that at the moment is not required? We still haven't solved the pollution and energy crisis.
It just looks good on paper.....at the moment while electric cars are the minority.

I don't think we've thought this through properly.



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Post by scimjim » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:40 pm

This thread was the big discussion over fossil/hybrid/electric/hydrogen/etc (despite starting as VED by DD) - I keep it in mind because I’ll be waiting for my 1p winnings from Chris (drcdb15) if, in 2 years time, 50% of the cars on the road aren’t electric :D


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