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      01-12-2023, 12:06 PM   #1123
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Brilliant video. He says what most of us already knew.
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      01-13-2023, 02:42 AM   #1125
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yeah, things got ugly here recently when it came to solar vs the electric companies..luckily they protected the existing solar customers and put new rules in for new customers. which is pretty messed up and will kill the solar companies and a lot of jobs unless they somehow win in a court battle

https://calmatters.org/environment/2...es-overhauled/

at the end of the day, I'm still very happy with solar and how much it has saved us... with two AC units and a pool we were getting $500 bills in the hot days of summer before we went solar.
This bums me out as I was thinking of getting solar. I hate the idea of tearing up the desert to put industrial scale solar and transmission lines in, when every house can just be self-sufficient. The new policy is just to insure profits for PG&E/SCE.
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Batteries still arenít getting lighter and EVís are getting heavier. It remains a concern for road safety. Some computer modelling shows that an EV can crush a smaller vehicle due to itís heft in an auto accident. With little chance of survival for the smaller car. The battey on fire in the EVÖ well we all know about that issue.
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      01-13-2023, 04:00 AM   #1127
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Batteries still aren’t getting lighter and EV’s are getting heavier. It remains a concern for road safety. Some computer modelling shows that an EV can crush a smaller vehicle due to it’s heft in an auto accident.
MV^2

https://www.npr.org/2023/01/11/11484...s-safety-risks
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Thatís the one. Couldnít find it. Cheers
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UK thankfully separated from EU so they can whistle for their snowflake fuel vs EV sale quotas.
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UK thankfully separated from EU so they can whistle for their snowflake fuel vs EV sale quotas.
Sadly not when it comes to green laws etc. Luxury Uk manufacturers are enriching Tesla's coffers in compliance
https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-jagu...issions-fines/
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Sadly not when it comes to green laws etc. Luxury Uk manufacturers are enriching Tesla's coffers in compliance
https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-jagu...issions-fines/
We shouldn't have been dragged into this, a separate island not connected to Europe, Jaguar/Rover fined? by a regime in Brussels that has overblown estimates on pollution that is being conveniently pushed onto vehicle manufacturers.
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We shouldn't have been dragged into this, a separate island not connected to Europe, Jaguar/Rover fined? by a regime in Brussels that has overblown estimates on pollution that is being conveniently pushed onto vehicle manufacturers.
Germany being the biggest manufacturer of cars also is the biggest driver of the green agenda as the parliament is dominated by greens and is legislating its industry to extinction.
Talk about shooting oneself on the foot
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      01-13-2023, 10:36 AM   #1133
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No worry. Politicians have prioritized grifting the planet over all other things. The best way to do that is reduce human population. It's just a math equation that needs to be modeled.
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Germany being the biggest manufacturer of cars also is the biggest driver of the green agenda as the parliament is dominated by greens and is legislating its industry to extinction.
Talk about shooting oneself on the foot
That's putting it mildly
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Germany being the biggest manufacturer of cars also is the biggest driver of the green agenda as the parliament is dominated by greens and is legislating its industry to extinction.
Talk about shooting oneself on the foot
Seems to be part of Germany's political culture. Recent example is to go all-in on a supplier of natural gas. Whoops, guess that wasn't a great idea.
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No worry. Politicians have prioritized saving the planet over all other things. The best way to do that is reduce human population. It's just a math equation that needs to be modeled.
No, they always have their own interests & pockets in mind. Nothing new. Nothing had changed.
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No, they always have their own interests & pockets in mind. Nothing new. Nothing had changed.
Certainly true with the lot over here.
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I was talking to my PA the other day. She said she thinks her EV charger was hacked. Reading online. Cyber security is an issue. People can turn off charging midway and demand a ransom.

https://futurism.com/the-byte/ev-cha...erable-hacking
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EV charging cables are an easy target for thieves and in UK if you charge on the street or even in your driveway overnight these cables are easy to take and sell off.
Of more concern is that charging one of these things in your garage may be like a grenade waiting to go off with the lithium ever at risk from igniting and even killing you if the garage is connected to your home.
It's well known by now that it's difficult to put out an EV car fire and it will burn for much longer whatever fire extinguishing liquids are applied.
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EV charging cables are an easy target for thieves and in UK if you charge on the street or even in your driveway overnight these cables are easy to take and sell off.
Of more concern is that charging one of these things in your garage may be like a grenade waiting to go off with the lithium ever at risk from igniting and even killing you if the garage is connected to your home.
It's well known by now that it's difficult to put out an EV car fire and it will burn for much longer whatever fire extinguishing liquids are applied.
Reading online from various news websites. The UK mainly burns gas and coal to generate electricity. There are not enough solar farms. Billions of gallons of gasoline (petrol) are sent from the UK to the US weekly on the cheap. Surplus fuel. Looks like Labour? Messed it up. Stating that CO2 was bad news. However, it was NoX from diesel. Now diesels pollute less than their counterparts. What a mess. Serious infrastructure is required. It just is not there. Neither is the battery technology but hopefully it advances enough in the future.
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Reading online from various news websites. The UK mainly burns gas and coal to generate electricity. There are not enough solar farms. Billions of gallons of gasoline (petrol) are sent from the UK to the US weekly on the cheap. Surplus fuel. Looks like Labour? Messed it up. Stating that CO2 was bad news. However, it was NoX from diesel. Now diesels pollute less than their counterparts. What a mess. Serious infrastructure is required. It just is not there. Neither is the battery technology but hopefully it advances enough in the future.
''Coal not dole'' as said by the former President of the National Union of Mineworkers Arthur Scargill still rings true to some.
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Itís pretty hard to come by run flats in 22Ē guise. Also you need something ĎAí rated because anything less will impact EV range. Many of them donít come with a spare anyway.
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^ I think run flats are heavier than normal tubeless and have more road drag lessening range and that goes for gas cars also. Always best to purchase a space saver spare wheel if there is just a liquid repair kit and carry wheel change tools.
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IF it succeeded and IF an EV was your only means.

"High-altitude balloons, such as the one China has floated over mountain state military bases this week, are considered a key “delivery platform” for secret nuclear strikes on America’s electric grid, according to intelligence officials."

Uhhh, the wind blew it over there. That's the ticket!
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