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What's the problem with electric cars?

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Old Apr 2nd, 2024, 17:17   #1081
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I wonder what they / anybody actually thinks forcing us into overpriced cars is gonna achieve. Does anyone actually believe that the population of India, China, USA, south America, Russia, Pakistan etc are going to say "yay, let's spend money we don't have just to make westerners feel good about themselves".

No, it's just Joe muggins, the rich elite, footballers wives and green eco willy wavers that are rushing to promote this ****e. "Oh Dahling, you simply must buy me the latest £100k EV, everyone's doing it".

At the end of the day it doesn't matter what you put in your drive if the person making the pollution carries on. And he will.
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I wonder what they / anybody actually thinks forcing us into overpriced cars is gonna achieve. Does anyone actually believe that the population of India, China, USA, south America, Russia, Pakistan etc are going to say "yay, let's spend money we don't have just to make westerners feel good about themselves".

No, it's just Joe muggins, the rich elite, footballers wives and green eco willy wavers that are rushing to promote this ****e. "Oh Dahling, you simply must buy me the latest £100k EV, everyone's doing it".

At the end of the day it doesn't matter what you put in your drive if the person making the pollution carries on. And he will.
We’re spending this money to save the environment right?? Can’t put a price on that can we???? Nice try Pal. If you keep saying it often enough someone might actually believe it.

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Sorry, we had lamb at the weekend and I used up all my tinfoil, I'll make a new hat after we've been shopping.
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Sorry, we had lamb at the weekend and I used up all my tinfoil, I'll make a new hat after we've been shopping.
Good plan…… I might join ya 😉😉
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I think there’s been a lot of keeping the proverbial turds under the waterline to keep the agenda going. We don’t like negativity, just keep smiling and hopefully it’ll go away. Not the greatest method by far but it’s the way our government roll. It just proves how much they don’t understand the electorate and the way to get everyone on side. Buzz words and phrases are not cutting the mustard anymore as everyone is sick to the teeth of hollow promises.
I’ll be sticking with hybrid for now until this lot is sorted. I like the EV idea and they’re a nice drive from what I’ve tried so far but I don’t want to get lumbered yet with some thing that could potentially drain the Bank of Thong. The battery pack on my Crosstrek is warranted for 8yrs or 80k but I’m not planning on putting it to the test either so I’ll be changing my motor in circa 3yrs while its repairs are still the dealers problem.

I still like that EX30 though

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It'll be the same after the next general election. Whichever party wins will promise the world and won't deliver. Its always been like that.

One thing I know for sure is if they want more EV's on the road, they have to invest massively into infrastructure and manufacturer's will have to start making affordable EV's. There's far too many that only the wealthy can afford.
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We've never had it so good.

In 1894 there were 150,000 horses in New York City, producing some 3,000,000 pounds of manure and 40,000 gallons of urine every day. This is roughly the same amount produced at the Conservative and Labour party conferences, respectively.

Urban streets were minefields that needed to be navigated with the greatest care. “Crossing sweepers” stood on street corners, and for a fee they would clear a path through the mire for pedestrians. Wet weather turned the streets into swamps and rivers of muck, but dry weather brought little improvement. The manure turned to dust, which was then whipped up by the wind, choking pedestrians and coating buildings.



It piled up faster than it could be disposed of, and more than farmers could use, so vacant lots in cities across America had piles of poop 40-60 feet high. Streets were littered with the bodies of dead horses, with more than three dozen of which had to be hauled off every day. All this was a huge breeding ground for flies and disease, including deadly outbreaks of typhoid and infant diarrhea.



But this wasn’t just an American crisis: London had a population of 50,000 horses in 1900, producing around a million pounds of manure a day. The Times newspaper predicted "In 50 years, every street in London will be buried under nine feet of manure."



Guess ICE cars aren't so bad after all.😉
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We've never had it so good.

In 1894 there were 150,000 horses in New York City, producing some 3,000,000 pounds of manure and 40,000 gallons of urine every day. This is roughly the same amount produced at the Conservative and Labour party conferences, respectively.

Urban streets were minefields that needed to be navigated with the greatest care. “Crossing sweepers” stood on street corners, and for a fee they would clear a path through the mire for pedestrians. Wet weather turned the streets into swamps and rivers of muck, but dry weather brought little improvement. The manure turned to dust, which was then whipped up by the wind, choking pedestrians and coating buildings.



It piled up faster than it could be disposed of, and more than farmers could use, so vacant lots in cities across America had piles of poop 40-60 feet high. Streets were littered with the bodies of dead horses, with more than three dozen of which had to be hauled off every day. All this was a huge breeding ground for flies and disease, including deadly outbreaks of typhoid and infant diarrhea.



But this wasn’t just an American crisis: London had a population of 50,000 horses in 1900, producing around a million pounds of manure a day. The Times newspaper predicted "In 50 years, every street in London will be buried under nine feet of manure."



Guess ICE cars aren't so bad after all.😉
Excellent point well made. That’s a staggering amount of waste per horse when you boil the figures down. I think people imagine the Victorian Streets as nice clean cobbled streets with carriages rattling up and down them like on those period drama’s when these above figures paint a completely opposite picture.

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We've never had it so good.

In 1894 there were 150,000 horses in New York City, producing some 3,000,000 pounds of manure and 40,000 gallons of urine every day. This is roughly the same amount produced at the Conservative and Labour party conferences, respectively.

Urban streets were minefields that needed to be navigated with the greatest care. “Crossing sweepers” stood on street corners, and for a fee they would clear a path through the mire for pedestrians. Wet weather turned the streets into swamps and rivers of muck, but dry weather brought little improvement. The manure turned to dust, which was then whipped up by the wind, choking pedestrians and coating buildings.



It piled up faster than it could be disposed of, and more than farmers could use, so vacant lots in cities across America had piles of poop 40-60 feet high. Streets were littered with the bodies of dead horses, with more than three dozen of which had to be hauled off every day. All this was a huge breeding ground for flies and disease, including deadly outbreaks of typhoid and infant diarrhea.



But this wasn’t just an American crisis: London had a population of 50,000 horses in 1900, producing around a million pounds of manure a day. The Times newspaper predicted "In 50 years, every street in London will be buried under nine feet of manure."



Guess ICE cars aren't so bad after all.😉
Are you suggesting that ICE cars are the zenith of our engineering evolution? Perhaps pictures will be shown that show smog bound cities of the past one day...and no, I don't know if EV are the answer, but I do know that progress is not for progress sake, it is akin to planting trees for future generations to enjoy...
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Are you suggesting that ICE cars are the zenith of our engineering evolution? Perhaps pictures will be shown that show smog bound cities of the past one day...and no, I don't know if EV are the answer, but I do know that progress is not for progress sake, it is akin to planting trees for future generations to enjoy...
Even modern cars are a vast improvement on cars s of the past. I used to live a quarter of a mile from the M6/M5 split and on a still summers night when the rush hour and holiday traffic was stationary you could cut that with a knife. There was a brown haze over the Tame Valley caused by all this trucks and cars ticking over. Cars and trucks are way clearer than they used to be. There’s a few old skool cars that bumble are our streets and they smell of half burned petrol…. There’s a few sooty diesel’s and they stink. It’s easy to forget those times.
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Those in power believe different. Emissions have gone up in London, despite the ULEZ zone expansion.

Khan regrets lack of data on expanded ULEZ air quality impacts before mayoral election. Sadiq Khan has said he regrets the fact that voters will not be able to see data on the specific air quality impacts of the expanded ULEZ until after the London mayoral election.

Wonder why that is???
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