No more new diesel or petrol cars from 2040 onwards

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by M-J-G, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. M-J-G

    M-J-G Member

    Sunny Scotland
    Just heard this on the news.
  2. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    north lincs
    So what will folks in trade use to tow trailers ,,not much thought gone into the idea
  3. MrNoo

    MrNoo Member

    Yup, Penny Farthings all round!!!
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  4. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    north lincs
    Whole country will come to a standstill,,be back to horses and carts .
  5. Electric

    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
  6. topground

    topground Member

    North Somerset.
    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.
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2017
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  7. Makes no difference here, I'll just be driving a 55 year old ute:rolleyes:......:D
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  8. Henarar

    Henarar Member

    ZumerZet Somerset
    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
  9. Ha - mine will be only 42
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  10. 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? :scratchhead:
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  11. Me too but not a ute
  12. Nearly

    Nearly Member

    North of York
    Best buy another few aging Disco's for the spares shed then.
    And a rape press?
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  13. Colin

    Colin Member

    What about powering cars from biogas
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  14. Start stock piling it
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  15. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    north lincs
    Mines 18yr old now so it will be 40 by then ,ill be retired (hopefully) or croaked which ever comes first
  16. onthehoof

    onthehoof Member

    Are they talking vans and trucks or just cars?
  17. Fromebridge

    Fromebridge Member

    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.
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  18. 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
  19. :LOL: the 1985 ute is the newer one of the two(y)
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  20. Haha - us Southern Hemisphere free trade non subsidised farmers can't afford a new ute every few years
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