Good move?

Discussion in 'Spamalot!' started by BRMFUN, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. BRMFUN

    BRMFUN Fun in a BRuM Moderator

  2. Fast Alan

    Fast Alan Mr September Staff Member

    Secondary suicide
     
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  3. Yves

    Yves Well-Known Member

    as their hybrids are transported more by the RAC and sister-organizations then drive under their own steam I would go with the M.A.S.H.-theme...

    suicide is painless... :chop:

    On the other hand: installing a battery for 40 km on electricity makes a petrol-engine not a lot cleaner but it makes it a lot more tax-friendly

    It's all part of the big scheme to force everybody to buy a new car :)
     
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  4. clansman

    clansman BRM Lover

    Sadly for us "older" folk, the writing is on the wall. I think, inevitably this is the way forward. However, there is at least another 100years of fossil fuel still in the ground....:grin:. Keep driving :)
     
  5. BRMFUN

    BRMFUN Fun in a BRuM Moderator

    I like your thinking and the more people buy electric cars, that means more fossil fuel left for us :laugh:
     
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  6. Fast Alan

    Fast Alan Mr September Staff Member

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  7. Yves

    Yves Well-Known Member

    but when they buy hybrid suv's and use 15 liters/100 km after 20 km when the battery is flat, that means less fossil fuel left for classics...
     
  8. Fast Alan

    Fast Alan Mr September Staff Member

    There is the problem,ok for the school run and shopping,but medium to heavy use is too restricted
     
  9. BRMFUN

    BRMFUN Fun in a BRuM Moderator

    Yeah we don't want Hybrids.... they are bad for the environment anyway....
     
  10. Fast Alan

    Fast Alan Mr September Staff Member

    They are ten times worse just in production
     
  11. BRMFUN

    BRMFUN Fun in a BRuM Moderator

    Yeah Toyota have admitted that environmentally building a hybrid is far worse than building its petrol equivalent.
     
  12. GT-

    GT- Well-Known Member

    Ultimately I think electric cars are the future, but we're not there yet.

    Once there's a dependency on electricity to power the vehicles, much as there is for Petroleum now, we will see far more investment in ways to generate that power, a mix of solar, hydro, wind, fission, etc, hopefully with much more emphasis on the cleaner ways.

    Battery technology is already improving and one day we won't need to replace then so frequently etc, to make the overall process cleaner, too.

    But to invest in such design, they need money and to convince the general public. So for now... hybrids, short ranges and frequent changes.

    Think back nearly 20yrs and the pinnacle of mobile Internet was WAP, we all knew it was terrible (8bit, black and white pictures?!) but without people investing in those phones, we wouldn't have smartphones or 4G broadband etc.
     
  13. bennyboy7777

    bennyboy7777 Active Member

    I think the battery technology is not good enough yet, my brother in law got a vw passat hybrid 1.4 gte thing, and its been back in the garage with faults, its all ok when things are new but how much will it cost to repair when its 10 years old!
     
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  14. GT-

    GT- Well-Known Member

  15. BRMFUN

    BRMFUN Fun in a BRuM Moderator

    At Gaydon the other week was an electric car from the early 70s it took all night to charge fully and managed about 50 miles on a full charge...... not far off the Leaf!!! Have we really moved forward?
     
  16. Fast Alan

    Fast Alan Mr September Staff Member

    Deserves a meddle just for still doing this at that age
     
  17. GT-

    GT- Well-Known Member

    At 80% charge in about an hour, yes :)

    However, Tesla. Plus they are powering a lot of ICE, too...

    SAIC recons they have have 300 miles and 4s 0-60 nailed down.
     

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