Re: Electric Vehicles - Do we know all the facts?
Posted by aidan birley on March 31, 2019, 2:25 pm, in reply to "Re: Electric Vehicles - Do we know all the facts?"
Yes very much like a Brexit debate, strong opinions and very few facts that can be depended on as being genuine from both sides of the fence!
I few thoughts from my my point of view:-
Fossil fuels are not an infinite resource and will get increasingly more expensive as that deplete,due to increasing costs of accessing them,(Oil companies can and do manipulate the markets to there own end.) so with this alone in mind it is sensible to look for alternatives.
Of course Global warming and air quality are both also massive issues which need to be addressed for the sake of our children and grand children. I accept there are differing views on this but even if you personally (like'Trump'!) chose not to accept the evidence as presented can we justify taking the risk ?
I look back at emissions from vehicles when I started and think if the current volume of vehicles now, where all producing emissions of of levels 40 years ago when I started our cities would be both unbearable and dangerous to health places to be in.
Quote****WHY are we not concerned about what is causing the 82%***
Clearly not true in my opinion to state that,just a few examples that i know of, look as the massive investment in renewable energy, shift from coal powered power stations etc. We drove across Scandinavia last summer and a lot of the Ferries where using 'hybrid technology' to reduce emissions, trains are moving over the electric,the London underground has introduced regenerative braking on new rolling stock. The list goes on and am sure all industries have some controls.
My personal opinion that are gradual change of next 25+ years is the way forward as technology and infrastructure progresses.
The 'KEY' thing in my mind at this stage is educating the general public and business as to suitability of differing power options and matching them to there actual needs rather than there personal preference based on whim.
For the time being Full electric does have a place as does Hybrid and Plug in hybrid and for that matter Diesel and petrol!