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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by M-J-G, Jul 26, 2017.
Just heard this on the news.
So what will folks in trade use to tow trailers ,,not much thought gone into the idea
Yup, Penny Farthings all round!!!
Whole country will come to a standstill,,be back to horses and carts .
Electric motors are fantastic, FULL torque from zero RPM, they would make great tow vehicles once batteries / supply / recharge points are sorted out - which you'd hope they would be in 23 yrs time
No maintenance, very few moving parts or gearboxes
I am a bit of a petrol head & love my motorbikes & big diesels - but I'm genuinely excited about the possibilities that electric brings
Modern diesel / electric trains are basically a diesel generator powering electric motors that propel the train - electric motors have tremendous towing ability . . .
The REALLY BIG dump trucks in earthmoving / mining work on the same principle, so just imagine batteries instead of generator
Will the UK have the capacity to generate sufficient electricity to support this? I doubt Hinckley C will be operational by then and new sites certainly wont be.
Might have to buy a diesel generator to charge the car because the one step thinkers dreaming up Government policy havent thought about where the juice will come from!
I bought a 3 year old Hilux 18 months ago with 10K on the clock and I am lookng to get 300K out of it so at the annual rate I travel I wont be buyng another one provded I can still get deisel.
Makes no difference here, I'll just be driving a 55 year old ute......
I mostly run 20 year old stuff anyway so that will take it to 2060 by which time I will be dead or near 90 so who gives a fudge
Ha - mine will be only 42
Today I drove to work in a ten year old diesel car. If i buy a new one in ten years time, will I be able to find diesel for it when it is ten years old?
Me too but not a ute
Best buy another few aging Disco's for the spares shed then.
And a rape press?
What about powering cars from biogas
Start stock piling it
Mines 18yr old now so it will be 40 by then ,ill be retired (hopefully) or croaked which ever comes first
Are they talking vans and trucks or just cars?
If this goes ahead (and there will be several changes of Government between now and then) you can imagine other discouraging measures in the run-up, like jacked-up fuel prices. That said, fuel car sales will plummet well ahead of 2040 anyway as people anticipate the change.
I see a huge uptake of renewables in the future, they are actually cheaper & quicker to build than conventional power generation. Big leaps forward in storage solutions also. 23 yrs - it was only 10 yrs or so that the first iPhone was realised - look at how that had progressed & changed our way of doing practically everything.
UK has massive resources of wind & tidal energy available
the 1985 ute is the newer one of the two
Haha - us Southern Hemisphere free trade non subsidised farmers can't afford a new ute every few years