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      09-19-2023, 08:13 PM   #4203
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Domino no 1 falls...important news...
https://news.sky.com/story/tory-back...edges-12965229
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      09-20-2023, 06:13 AM   #4204
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Domino no 1 falls...important news...
https://news.sky.com/story/tory-back...edges-12965229
Ah you beat me to it KRS
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      09-20-2023, 08:27 AM   #4205
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Domino no 1 falls...important news...
https://news.sky.com/story/tory-back...edges-12965229
Some common sense it seems.
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      09-20-2023, 08:57 AM   #4206
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Some common sense it seems.
Countries get out over their skis and looks like M5Rick beat some a$$ in the UK and they are walking things back a little.

Totally predictable.
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      09-20-2023, 09:13 AM   #4207
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Countries get out over their skis and looks like M5Rick beat some a$$ in the UK and they are walking things back a little.

Totally predictable.
Thanks gblansten, much appreciated. Not celebrating yet but maybe a case of the pen mightier than the sword, we'll see.
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Countries get out over their skis and looks like M5Rick beat some a$$ in the UK and they are walking things back a little.

Totally predictable.
That would be nice, but I'm not sure some of the very activist governments will be so quick to back track. Lets hope though.
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      09-20-2023, 09:50 AM   #4209
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That would be nice, but I'm not sure some of the very activist governments will be so quick to back track. Lets hope though.
Shift in power will quickily back track any major policy changes without fail
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      09-20-2023, 10:25 AM   #4210
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Shift in power will quickily back track any major policy changes without fail
May probably be a winner for the current regime if implemented as without this they are onto a loser next year. There were 34.8 M drivers in UK at the last count.
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Yes ! It's going ahead, ban on gas and diesel new car sales delayed until 2035 confirmed by P M, same as in the States.
Now for the next stage to dispel the climate crisis lie and keep our gas cars without more gubment interference.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/motors/2404...r_thesun_daily
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      09-20-2023, 04:33 PM   #4212
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“Deep-sea mining could help solve the global critical minerals shortage, but it’s a lightning rod for controversy”

https://www.cnbc.com/2023/09/20/deep...an-energy.html
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“Deep-sea mining could help solve the global critical minerals shortage, but it’s a lightning rod for controversy”

https://www.cnbc.com/2023/09/20/deep...an-energy.html
That would really upset the marine conservationists.
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Shift in power will quickily back track any major policy changes without fail
Not if there's a majority and the opposition are cracking out already some snowflake excuses.
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Tesla hell keeps coming up, what if it caught fire.
https://www.drive.com.au/news/hertz-...out-of-charge/
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      09-24-2023, 12:17 PM   #4216
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It's one of those stupid industry trends of removing physical releases and buttons they need to stop, and Tesla is not the only manufacturer guilty of doing that. However, there is a manual release in Model 3 to open the doors in cases like that, but I'm sure nobody informed them about it.





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      09-24-2023, 09:35 PM   #4217
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I've never left a car rental lot with anything but a full tank of GASOLINE. WTF Hertz sending an EV out with just 90 miles of range rented to an EV virgin.
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This is very interesting, Hydrogen powered V8 hot rod truck. Going to put this in the Cool pic thread as well. I could get into this.
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This is very interesting, Hydrogen powered V8 hot rod truck. Going to put this in the Cool pic thread as well. I could get into this.
Clickbait is clickbait. There are good resources on why hydrogen is so impractical for personal vehicle ICE, from materials, to distribution, to performance, to efficiency.
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Tesla hell keeps coming up, what if it caught fire.
https://www.drive.com.au/news/hertz-...out-of-charge/
This isn't a Tesla thing. A man and his dog died in a Corvette because he didn't know where the manual release was.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...rvette-n373316
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Clickbait is clickbait. There are good resources on why hydrogen is so impractical for personal vehicle ICE, from materials, to distribution, to performance, to efficiency.
Did you watch the video? The engineer who built the truck talks about all of that and why it is viable. It seems that Amazon, Walmart and a number of other large companies use hydrogen to power their fork lifts, they produce their own hydrogen on site. Also LA transit uses it to power their buses.

I think rather than dismiss it we should at least consider it as an option when "zero emissions" is being thrust upon us. The fact it uses a modified ICE engine, doesn't have the environmental issues surrounding EV battery production it's worth looking at.
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This isn't a Tesla thing. A man and his dog died in a Corvette because he didn't know where the manual release was.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...rvette-n373316
man that is sad af....

the manual release ones in my Tesla are impossible to miss, in fact I have to tell new passengers how to use the open door button isntead of the manual release one that is more instinctive
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man that is sad af....

the manual release ones in my Tesla are impossible to miss, in fact I have to tell new passengers how to use the open door button isntead of the manual release one that is more instinctive
Why the hell the redundancy then? Mechanical levers are used to open doors. Why do we need electronic buttons to do this? It's so stupid. Never once have I thought that grabbing a door lever and using it as the handle to push the car door open was a problem.
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Why the hell the redundancy then? Mechanical levers are used to open doors. Why do we need electronic buttons to do this? It's so stupid. Never once have I thought that grabbing a door lever and using it as the handle to push the car door open was a problem.
from what I understand is that the door windows are frameless, so the electric door release button allows the window to drop a bit to eliviate the chance of damaging the window when opening and closing the door...the mechanical handle won't lower the window and could cause damage. That is why I try to remember to tell new passengers how to open the door properly...most of the time they just pull the lever as it is more instinctual than pressing a button
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