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« Reply #15 on: Sunday, October 17, 2021, 15:44:16 »

the current electricity grid will collapse if we all go electric

which we won't, not until range and/or ease of charge away from home improves. though it's an option for shorter distance commuting.

could hydrogen be a better solution?
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« Reply #16 on: Sunday, October 17, 2021, 15:47:38 »

They'll just tax the poor for something else, probably for the fresher air

Either way they will get that revenue somehow also who will control the electricity prices as that's an obvious way they can screw the consumer once they've bought their electric car.
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« Reply #17 on: Sunday, October 17, 2021, 15:59:35 »

Then there’s the geo political fallout. How will those major oil producing countries replace that income.

Just how will Saudi Arabia et al be able to afford all that shiny, new military hardware?
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« Reply #18 on: Sunday, October 17, 2021, 16:01:10 »

Then there’s the geo political fallout. How will those major oil producing countries replace that income.

Just how will Saudi Arabia et al be able to afford all that shiny, new military hardware?

Oil prices will plummet near the time as desperation creeps in😀
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« Reply #19 on: Sunday, October 17, 2021, 16:05:55 »

Oil prices will plummet near the time as desperation creeps in😀
Good, about time Diesel prices came down !!.
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« Reply #20 on: Sunday, October 17, 2021, 16:08:15 »

Won't be for a few years😂
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« Reply #21 on: Sunday, October 17, 2021, 16:12:44 »

Won't be for a few years😂
I can wait, think my car will see me out.   Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: Sunday, October 17, 2021, 16:14:12 »

Neighbour has a Kia Nero and loves it - But, he works for an electric company and got a good offer. Does something like 280 miles on a full charge. Neighbour had charging point installed, which cost around £1k

I want something smaller for day to day use - shopping, short journeys and easy parking in town rather than a larger family car. Surprised they haven't gone down the route of replaceable batteries that are 'replaced' at 'fuel stations'. But maybe they will later.

Don't think the technology is quite there yet, so will wait a couple of years. Think we are probably in the Betamax stage at the moment - will wait for VHS to come along!

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« Reply #23 on: Sunday, October 17, 2021, 16:17:27 »

Good analogy 😀
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« Reply #24 on: Sunday, October 17, 2021, 16:18:33 »

I can wait, think my car will see me out.   Cheesy Cheesy

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« Reply #25 on: Sunday, October 17, 2021, 17:02:06 »

It may not be this year, or next or even 3 to 5, but the tipping point is close.  Once it happens the advances will be rapid.  Much like combustion engines, the rise of internet shopping, mobile phones etc.  Once enough investment amd interest makes it unstoppable then the capital will flow into the innovation.
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« Reply #26 on: Sunday, October 17, 2021, 17:46:07 »



Think we are probably in the Betamax stage at the moment - will wait for VHS to come along

Betamax was technically superior to VHS

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« Reply #27 on: Sunday, October 17, 2021, 17:54:19 »

An electric car with a list price of around £15,000 and a real world range of around 200 miles will sell like hot cakes
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« Reply #28 on: Sunday, October 17, 2021, 17:56:15 »

An electric car with a list price of around £15,000 and a real world range of around 200 miles will sell like hot cakes

How do prices compare at the moment
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« Reply #29 on: Sunday, October 17, 2021, 18:02:32 »

How do prices compare at the moment

Leaving aside the Renault Twizy and the Smart offerings, I think you are looking at £20k odd for something like a fiat 500. Something more substantial will set you back over £25,000.

Of course, the vast majority of vehicles are leased or on pcp arrangements these days.
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