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post #1 of 14 Old 02-04-2020, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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UK Government to ban sale of petrol, diesel and hybrid cars by 2035. The Government plans to bring forward an end to the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans to 2035, or earlier if a faster transition is feasible.

No mention of bikes or HGV s ?
It's a bit of a reality check isn't it. Will I want a new bike when I'm 93? never say never.
I doubt the world has enough resources (precious metals) for it to go totally electric - major lifestyle changes on the way?

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No worries, the budlightvirus will get us all before then.
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The Prime Minister will announce today the Governmentís intention to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2035, but the Department for Transport has confirmed that motorcycles are not currently included
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And to think I thought he was discussing the caucuses in Iowa.
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I watched a UK Political YouTuber's take on this story today, and his researched stat's that he quoted for a 100% conversion of the UK's motorised vehicle fleet to electric was outstandingly negative.
It just won't happen, as all the rare metals and even the more common lithium would be in such Worldwide shortage by then, it just can't happen in the UK, let alone the rest of Earth as well.

One rare metal needed would account for 80% of the World production of it, and the World price would be prohibitive.
If they all need at night time recharge, the UK power distribution cannot possibly handle that either as cables and transformers installed now will fail.

So like the Dutch, we all need to expect a bicycle future, work close to home, holiday at home, shop near home and have a solar battery at home for the night lighting.

OR perhaps those pesky UFO's will land on The White House Lawn and tell us what to do ?

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me and leaveitstock are gonna flip our plates and give the man the finger as we slip into the abyss
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We've got at least 4 more years of exceptionalism and energy independence in the US of A.
It is strange the notion that we're all supposed to be on batteries but who's building nuclear plants and where's all the rare minerals coming from?
I guess the real point is just control and taxation just like always.
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i agree its not a very viable proposition, sounds good to those ecological types, but do they even have an idea what it would take to convert all the trucks that keep the worlds economy running, not to mention the ships, cant see them being converted to electric, hydrogen maybe... then again i remember a programme i watched said it pollutes the atmosphere more making hydrogen fuel than using carbon fuel, as for bikes go... i have seen that the electric bikes at the isle of man are getting quicker, yet they cant run very far without needing a recharge... think ill have to research how to make some decent alcohol based fuel in the distant future,
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