Started by The Stig, March 20, 2018, 15:15:33 pm
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Quote from: The Stig on March 20, 2018, 15:15:33 pmAt new year it was the time for me to think of a "new " car . So I thought best go electric , I borrowed an i3 from BMW and thought it was great .However its range was not friendly to my modus operandii., so until the range of these electric cars improves I have ruled them out , I drive a 200+ hp diesel which over the last few years has returned 40.3 mpg, But diesels have a bad name ? So this time I went for a petrol fearing the wrath of the ill informed government taxing diesel cars off the road . I put on a green hat and chose basically the same car as I had but now with a petrol engine.,just slightly less HP.so what have I done ! The petrol version does 28.4 mpg ! so basically if I do the same mileage I shall be putting out at least 1/3 MORE nasty stuff than before , ( wether it be CO or Nox related ) .I feel there is not enough publicity in favour of the frugal DIESEL .cheers
Quote from: paulinfrance on March 20, 2018, 18:45:58 pmGreen,,,, Electric cars = nuclear power stations,
Quote from: itsme on March 20, 2018, 20:28:22 pmSeems as if the world is bumbling along until fusion power arrives. I have a working Dilithium chamber here but nobody is listening.
Quote from: Bad Raven on March 21, 2018, 06:31:33 am.Where ARE we heading? Does anybody really know???
Quote from: Michael_Rolls on March 21, 2018, 14:41:50 pmMy dad was born in 1903. There were a bit less than 1 billion people on the planet. WW2 caused the premature deaths of over 60 million people - despite which the population has more than doubled since 1945. Let's face it - we can't win, I'm old enough not to care very much - and not having had any children - it's not MY fault (I do tend to refer to Niall and Victoria as 'our' children, but in truth they are Veronica's children, my step children not that I love them any the less).Properly managed (there's a laugh!) the resources of our planet will continue to cope with our ever increasing population for a while - the big question will be how long will 'a while' turn out to be? The size of the planet in finite. Therefore its resources are finite. On the other hand, the ability of the human race to procreate seems to be limitless - go figure! Eventually there will come a time when the food will run out, no matter how clever folk have been in increasing its availability. Then what?Mike
Quote from: The Stig on March 21, 2018, 22:39:55 pmI would actually like a Tesla though !
Quote from: Bad Raven on March 20, 2018, 20:01:22 pmWhat about the Fuel Cell powered car on Hydrogen? Convert the gas network to Hydrogen? Infrastructure then pretty much available for usual gas use (change like the change from coal gas to NSG, just jetting?? Then.........Fuel Cell Cars?
Quote from: Alan Smithie on March 26, 2018, 12:38:58 pmSo again the article's claim that you could just develop excess and take it away in trucks is at best dubious. PDR
Quote from: Michael_Rolls on March 26, 2018, 12:43:02 pmWhen things appear to be too good to be true............................................
Quote from: Michael_Rolls on March 26, 2018, 16:26:02 pmBicycles and rickshaws just have to be the answer!Mike (oh, and sedan chairs)
Quote from: EssJay on March 26, 2018, 12:14:18 pmWhere do you get the hydrogen from?
Quote from: martinw on March 26, 2018, 19:35:52 pmI believe that in the good old days when they had Zeppelins that needed filling with huge quantities of hydrogen, they produced it by passing steam through a container of red hot scrap iron. The oxygen bonded to the iron creating a pile of rust and the hydrogen was collected from the outlet.No health and safety in those days of course
Quote from: paulinfrance on March 27, 2018, 07:17:58 amLets ( Me ) all look at it another way, why the hell do we all need to drive 200 miles to do anything, and fly halfway around the world to eat chips get pi**ed and sit on a sunbed ( not my idea of a holiday )maybe if we ( you lot ) stopped winging and enjoyed a more simple ( ok, no comments on simple please ) life we wouldn't be in this mess.
Quote from: Alan Smithie on March 27, 2018, 08:54:33 amLast time I flew was yesterday. The next time I'll fly will be Thursday. This has been the case for nearly a year, and will be the case for the forseeable future because I commute to my day job. So I guess climate change is all my fault. Obviously I'm deliberately inflicting it on you plebs to indulge my evil and pschotic inner self. Who'd have thought it...PDR
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