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by colin7673 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:19 pm

Found this on the internet, ... nM6xMhuGlA

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by JHV8 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:26 pm

Yes we knew all that already but the areas of the world where the battery raw materials are mined makes it someone elses problem.
The power station pollution agrument that London ULEZ uses is that it's not produced in densly populated cities so is better.
IMO generally government arguments will be with an eye to increase taxation wherever they can, not really bothered about CO2 or pollution.
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by BAR 1 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:20 pm

This was the result today from a lithium battery in Thurrock
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by Chris_R » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:39 am

To put electric cars into context, transport (cars, lorries, trains and airplanes together) consumes around 40% of all the energy used in this country. This compares to 28% domestic use (energy in our homes), 17% industry (manufacturing) and 15% services (buses, hospitals etc., local government, farming).
Of that 40% of all the energy used in transport, just 2% is used by rail. About 3/4 is by road and 1/4 by air. If my maths is correct that means that about 30% of all energy used in the UK is on the road and about 10% is by air (90% of air energy consumption is for international travel).
Further dividing that 30% road energy use, 65% of it is personal (i.e. you and I using our cars), industry 21% and services 14%.
What all these numbers add up to is that we (all of us that is) use 48% of all the energy consumed in this country for our personal day to day living, 28% in our homes and 20% (99.9% of this is fossil fuelled) in our cars. This makes our use of cars the second highest consumer of energy in the country after our homes. I suppose we shouldn't be surprised, there's a lot of us and we're an affluent country with over 25% of households having access to 2 or more cars or vans. Lorries transporting freight use just over 6% of total energy consumption.
These figures come from the "ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN THE UK" report published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, July 2018 (yes, I do read all the most exciting publications :roll: )
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by felixkk » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:25 pm

CNN article:
EU requires carmakers to add fake engine noises to electric cars

Teslas sounding like a Mustang :D Or a VW Beetle?
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by Chris_R » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:13 pm

I think I'd make the Teslas sound like Trabants or Wartburgs.
But good grief, that's going to be so annoying to have all the electric cars whirring around making false noises. Will they all be the same or will each manufacturer have their own designated noise? And like Smartphones, will users be able to customise their noise?
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by Steve Payne » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:43 pm

There was a program on TV last week about the noise that Jaguars will be making.

It is similar the noise that Spaceships make on films but deeper.

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