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What's the problem with electric cars?

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Old Jan 20th, 2023, 12:52   #1
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#electriccars #2030 #netzero
What's the problem with electric cars?

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I talk to Geoff from Geoff Buys Cars about the future of electric cars and the national plan to force everyone into them by 2030.

Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzPKGBJ3Ing
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For me its as simple as reliability.

Can I reliably charge my leccy car in my locale - no.**

Can I rely on it not to go "bang" (or have a major component go bang) when its out of warranty, leaving me with a repair that is more than the value of the car - no.

In a few years time, it'll be a different kettle of fish.


** I live rurally. A different matter if you live cheek by jowel with others.
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For me its as simple as reliability.

Can I reliably charge my leccy car in my locale - no.**

Can I rely on it not to go "bang" (or have a major component go bang) when its out of warranty, leaving me with a repair that is more than the value of the car - no.

In a few years time, it'll be a different kettle of fish.


** I live rurally. A different matter if you live cheek by jowel with others.
Your second point re reliability is no different than any car, I'd actually argue there is significantly less chance of something going wrong in a vehicle with so much less moving parts.
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For me its as simple as reliability.

Can I reliably charge my leccy car in my locale - no.**

Can I rely on it not to go "bang" (or have a major component go bang) when its out of warranty, leaving me with a repair that is more than the value of the car - no.

In a few years time, it'll be a different kettle of fish.


** I live rurally. A different matter if you live cheek by jowel with others.
I have just sold my Kia ENiro back to the dealer and tomorrow will hopefully be collecting a V60.

Why, did I sell it?

Like you I live in a rural part of the country.

After 14 months of ownership and having no drive, I had to charge it either by running the cable from inside the front door to the car, which involved parking on double yellow lines and across a pavement - had a protective rubber mat over the top. Which to be honest was ok, as I tended to do the charging overnight, when both the road and foot traffic was very low.
Or use the ones at the local supermarket, which incidentally was cheaper per Kw than my own supply.

Initially, I thought that it would not be an issue, but it just got too tiresome.
So, back to a good old ICE and a Volvo to boot.
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#electriccars #2030 #netzero
What's the problem with electric cars?

Richard Vobes
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I talk to Geoff from Geoff Buys Cars about the future of electric cars and the national plan to force everyone into them by 2030.

Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzPKGBJ3Ing
There was a program on EV's on I think BBC1 last night, essentially, don't bother.
One woman interviewed bought a small EV a few years ago. Per KV her cost went up by a factor of x3...WTF!
That's IF you can pack it close enough at home to charge it!
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Buy a hybrid for the time being is an alternative to being caught out trying to charge.

It's a compromise as most things are in life, but it works for many.
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except a hybrid defeats to object ........by using more fuel per mile, not to mention the up front costs of buying such an effort and maintenance. More to go wrong imo

There is nothing as yet, that can replace fossil fuels as a means of energy ....fact !!

It is impossible to get to netzero and if we did, everything on earth would die....fact !!
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except a hybrid defeats to object ........by using more fuel per mile, not to mention the up front costs of buying such an effort and maintenance. More to go wrong imo

There is nothing as yet, that can replace fossil fuels as a means of energy ....fact !!

It is impossible to get to netzero and if we did, everything on earth would die....fact !!
Curious use of the word 'fact' - prior to human industrialization there weren't any events in the archaeological record of mass die offs due to lack of CO2. And
lots of things could replace fossil fuels - the reason we don't use them basically comes down to the cost of changeover and the resistance by fossil fuel producers to protect their vested interests.
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Walks in...looks around...walks out
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