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

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

    Lincs Lass Member

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

    MrNoo Member

    Location:
    Cirencester
    Yup, Penny Farthings all round!!!
     
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  4. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    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.
     
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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

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    Perthshire
    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

    Location:
    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

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

    Fromebridge Member

    Location:
    Glos
    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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