- #1661253drlivingstone January 7, 2018 at 10:29 am
More countries appear to be setting goals for zero emissions private transport,with The likes of France and The UK Having announced plans to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040 following public health concerns.The moves were followed by an announcement from the Scottish government which said it would end the need for new petrol or diesel vehicles by 2032 by expanding charging facilities and making the longest road in the country.the A9 The first electric enabled highway.And what about Norway? a world leader in electric car ownership where all new cars sold by 2025 will be 100% electric or plug in hybrids? What about Aotearoa New Zealand?
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1661255drlivingstone January 7, 2018 at 10:32 am
So consigning fossil fuel cars to the history books is to become a reality?
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1661273drlivingstone January 7, 2018 at 12:16 pm
Will be watching the introduction of The YOOGO Cars to The Christchurch City Councils fleet 100 in all for our Council and 10 other businesses to share in.Are we moving forward or what? These cars Hyundai Ioniq &BMW13 are the way of the future Official launch in February Will report Thanks To Vicki Buck for sharing info. 😀
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1661280don021MemberMember since: May 15, 2012
Replies: 1735don021 January 7, 2018 at 12:35 pm
Whether or not electric cars are a god innovation depends on where their electricty comes from, renewable sources or coal/oil fired plants. As electric vehicles increase, so the demand for electricity increases, if this increse is fuelled by fossil fuel generating plants we are really making no headway with detrimental emissions. The need for atomic fuelled plants may increase.#1661299arandarMemberMember since: November 23, 2009
Replies: 10703arandar January 7, 2018 at 3:12 pm
I think most countries have access to wind, sun and water so most can probably produce more renewable energy and need less fossil fuels.
There’s biofuel too which should be useful.
and there’s the surfacing of cycles tracks that actually recharges the cycles batteries as the cycle is ridden along.
Nuclear energy is expensive to set up, and difficult to get rid of especially now China and other dumping grounds are reluctant to continue taking it.
I don’t want a bar of it. Especially here in shaky, wet, sunny, windy, ocean surrounded, pine tree growing NZ.
Arandar#1661315doogieMemberMember since: March 27, 2006
Replies: 6342doogie January 7, 2018 at 4:58 pm
Electric cars are a small proportion of cars on the road. As their existance grows so will the problems they will create. A suitable method of road user charging will be one. I can imagine Ks traveled similar to diesel road user charges will be the way it goes. Soucing of battery building naterials will be another along with disposal of dead batteries. Never forget to manufacture a car requires a lot of fossil energy regasdless of what it is fuiled by, this is never mentioned
#1661407lilith7MemberMember since: April 9, 2017
- This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by doogie.
Replies: 2029lilith7 January 8, 2018 at 11:21 am
If life (ours) on our planet is to continue,we’ll have to solve the problems of pollution we’ve created.
I wouldn’t be surprised if its was the Chinese who eventually manage to come up with something – they’ve got the population,the funds & above all,incentive in the form of their massive pollution.
There’s always the ELF.
And there are those who say that in future,we won’t own cars at all but just hire one as needed,like these pod cars.#1661414gabyoneMemberMember since: November 13, 2008
Replies: 2701gabyone January 8, 2018 at 11:48 am
Very interesting Lilith. I weighed up buying a new car last year very carefully, but in the end cost plus limited choice of electric cars did not make them a practical choice for me.
Gabyone Auckland region#1661513arandarMemberMember since: November 23, 2009
Replies: 10703arandar January 8, 2018 at 6:19 pm
I hope to stay around long enough to see how all today’s issues are resolved.
The MeToo movement – equality, equal pay, and a safe working environment free from sexual assaults and harassment
Climate Change – mitigation, adaptation, remediation.
Environmental degradation – clean it up and get it back to being clean and green and safe to live in.
I hope I live to see us being the best we can be.
Arandar#1661599lilith7MemberMember since: April 9, 2017
Replies: 2029lilith7 January 9, 2018 at 11:54 am
Wouldn’t that be something – true equality,a cleaned up world & ways of coping with climate change.
We could be so brilliant if we can keep the other side of our nature under control.
I hope we can do it too. 😎 🙂
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