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Old 13 Feb 2020, 16:17 (Ref:3957466)   #526
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Video of a scientist talking about ICE versus Electric . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNRk4iGreSw
40 odd minutes , & he does waffle a lot , but shows that the ICE will still be the only thing for transport use .With over 90% of all goods vehicles , which use over 55% of road fuel. [ A large container ship would need a 1 million ton battery & aircraft will not get off the ground ]

This video will probably never get in the MSM , & Google will probably censor it as it does not comply with their left wing agenda , but it does tell a few truths .
Sadly, this now comes across as a bit tin hat-ish.

Youtube is a Google company, so obviously it is not being censored by them if you can watch it on their platform?
Why is movement to EVs as a current/future technology a left wing agenda. If I'm not mistaken, the current changes to UK policy regarding ICE powered vehicles are being delivered by a government that is right of centre?

With regards to the claims that 'A large container ship would need a 1 million ton battery & aircraft will not get off the ground', then we already have real world examples that disprove this.

A retrofitted DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver seaplane is currently going through final testing, after successfully proving the technology as viable.
The Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Siemens programme 'E-Fan X' is scheduled to begin flights in 2021.

Admittedly, we are not at the point where a fully electric aircraft can carry 3-digit passenger numbers on long ranges, but you have to consider how long it took to progress from the Kitty Hawk to the Model 14 Benoist air-boat (13 years).
It took roughly 50 years, and the development of jet-powered airliners, before long-haul wide-body transportation became available.
Don't assume that what is possible today will always remain so, or you undermine the ability of the human race to advance in the field of technology.

When steam traction was king, many could not see how internal combustion could change things.

As for the claim that a large container ship would require a 1 million ton battery - I suggest the author looks at the real-world example of battery-electric locomotive power.
In comparison to diesel engine locomotives, electric railways offer substantially better energy efficiency, lower emissions and lower operating costs. Electric locomotives are also usually quieter, more powerful, and more responsive and reliable than diesels.

Metronet locomotives for example weigh 15 tonnes and have a capacity to haul that is roughly equivalent to a 12 tonne (plus fuel) diesel equivalent.

A more sensible opinion comes from the IEEE - which calculates the total requirement for an 18,000 TEU cargo ship to go from Hong Kong to Hamburg as being a battery weight of 100,000 metric tons (non-stop).
Currently, it is not economically viable to replace the diesel motor (and fuel tanks) with an all-electric power-train.
But it will not be long before the balance tips, initially to complete the journey with charging stops and eventually non-stop. The GWh/kg capacity of batteries is continually improving and fuel costs are rising. Shipping firms will take the most cost-effective option, which is continually heading to all-electric.
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Old 13 Feb 2020, 16:20 (Ref:3957468)   #527
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No, the subject was the s/hand value of EVs at 10 years which is governed by the laws of supply and demand. The point is that today they only have a reasonable value because there are fewer available than the number of people who can manage with a short range vehicle.
I didn't bring up the 85 mile range as being a problem.

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The big worry is depreciation. Whatever you buy now will be worthless in ten years either because the batteries are dead, or nobody will be able to afford to run a ICE vehicle.
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Old 13 Feb 2020, 16:46 (Ref:3957471)   #528
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Sadly, this now comes across as a bit tin hat-ish.

Youtube is a Google company, so obviously it is not being censored by them if you can watch it on their platform?
Why is movement to EVs as a current/future technology a left wing agenda. If I'm not mistaken, the current changes to UK policy regarding ICE powered vehicles are being delivered by a government that is right of centre?

With regards to the claims that 'A large container ship would need a 1 million ton battery & aircraft will not get off the ground', then we already have real world examples that disprove this.

A retrofitted DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver seaplane is currently going through final testing, after successfully proving the technology as viable.
The Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Siemens programme 'E-Fan X' is scheduled to begin flights in 2021.

Admittedly, we are not at the point where a fully electric aircraft can carry 3-digit passenger numbers on long ranges, but you have to consider how long it took to progress from the Kitty Hawk to the Model 14 Benoist air-boat (13 years).
It took roughly 50 years, and the development of jet-powered airliners, before long-haul wide-body transportation became available.
Don't assume that what is possible today will always remain so, or you undermine the ability of the human race to advance in the field of technology.

When steam traction was king, many could not see how internal combustion could change things.

As for the claim that a large container ship would require a 1 million ton battery - I suggest the author looks at the real-world example of battery-electric locomotive power.
In comparison to diesel engine locomotives, electric railways offer substantially better energy efficiency, lower emissions and lower operating costs. Electric locomotives are also usually quieter, more powerful, and more responsive and reliable than diesels.

Metronet locomotives for example weigh 15 tonnes and have a capacity to haul that is roughly equivalent to a 12 tonne (plus fuel) diesel equivalent.

A more sensible opinion comes from the IEEE - which calculates the total requirement for an 18,000 TEU cargo ship to go from Hong Kong to Hamburg as being a battery weight of 100,000 metric tons (non-stop).
Currently, it is not economically viable to replace the diesel motor (and fuel tanks) with an all-electric power-train.
But it will not be long before the balance tips, initially to complete the journey with charging stops and eventually non-stop. The GWh/kg capacity of batteries is continually improving and fuel costs are rising. Shipping firms will take the most cost-effective option, which is continually heading to all-electric.

If you don,t believe that Google does censorship , then you must be ignoring the obvious .
Have you never clicked on a Google search to find " This Site Cannot provide A secure Connection " . That is because they do not like it & are trying to stop people it .
And you can get straight through there using a different search engine .

And as for your opinions about electric power ,being worth more than a very experienced scientist , then I think I know who I would rather believe .
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If you don,t believe that Google does censorship , then you must be ignoring the obvious .
Have you never clicked on a Google search to find " This Site Cannot provide A secure Connection " . That is because they do not like it & are trying to stop people it .
And you can get straight through there using a different search engine .

And as for your opinions about electric power ,being worth more than a very experienced scientist , then I think I know who I would rather believe .
OK - they're not by own opinions, but ones from peer-reviewed articles published by the IEEE along with real world examples that disprove the 'very experienced scientist'. If you don't trust them when it comes to opinions on electric power, then fine.

I also never said that Google does not censor, just pointing out that the video you claim that Google will censor is actually hosted on a Google platform.
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Old 13 Feb 2020, 16:59 (Ref:3957476)   #530
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Google always were very Green biased , & were determined to run all of their operations on renewable energy .
Until a few years ago when they eventually discovered that " Renewable energy simply won,t work"
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/11/...ply-wont-work/
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Google always were very Green biased , & were determined to run all of their operations on renewable energy .
Until a few years ago when they eventually discovered that " Renewable energy simply won,t work"
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/11/...ply-wont-work/
Probably worth reading the IEEE article that the link references.

'In 2011, the company decided that RE<C was not on track to meet its target and shut down the initiative. The two of us, who worked as engineers on the internal RE<C projects, were then forced to reexamine our assumptions.'
There is a big difference between not on track, and simply won't work.
The assumptions turned out to be inaccurate, so they were looked at again.

'Trying to combat climate change exclusively with today’s renewable energy technologies simply won’t work; we need a fundamentally different approach.'
So they did not say it simply won't work at all, just that it won't work with 2011 technology.

'Our study’s best-case scenario modeled our most optimistic assumptions about cost reductions in solar power, wind power, energy storage, and electric vehicles. In this scenario, the United States would cut greenhouse gas emissions dramatically: Emissions could be 55 percent below the business-as-usual projection for 2050.'
So they were still able to predict that, with 2011 technology, emissions could potentially be 55 per cent below that of doing nothing.

'What’s needed, are reliable zero-carbon energy sources so cheap that the operators of power plants and industrial facilities alike have an economic rationale for switching over soon—say, within the next 40 years. Let’s face it, businesses won’t make sacrifices and pay more for clean energy based on altruism alone.'
Their conclusion was that a development in technology could deliver the aims of RE<C, they just didn't exist at the time.

The final IEEE conclusion, that we need to look at the problem with a view to future technology, not current era - 'Now, R&D dollars must go to inventors who are tackling the daunting energy challenge so they can boldly try out their crazy ideas. We can’t yet imagine which of these technologies will ultimately work and usher in a new era of prosperity—but the people of this prosperous future won’t be able to imagine how we lived without them.'


NB: is being green biased a bad thing?
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Max, I do see what you're saying (and commend the fd electrical pun you've managed to slip in there too) but I have no faith in the Government (any Govenment) making the best decision, they are just relying on advisers, advisers who mostly have a vested interest. Let's face it, it's not that long ago that they decided that lovely diesel was better than horrible petrol, (because they emitted less CO2) so changed rules and things to entice people to buy them. More recently they've decided that diesels are dirty (because of the particulates), so currently Diesel is demonised. What they will do when or if they realise that the new generation of Direct Injection petrol engines emit even more particulates that the equivalent Diesel engines, meaning even more costly & complicated Petrol Particulate Filters in their exhausts remains to be seen!
I see a bit of a pattern here.

They will, of course, immediately demonise petrol as well as diesel and claim that "clean and green" electric powered only by wind and solar is the only way forward.

Those vehicle manufacturers that have made arrangements with other companies developing electric vehicle technology will be in good shape and should make huge profits in the short term (economy permitting) from the earlier adopter countries as they write off vast investments in energy consumption for their exist vehicle fleets in a rush to take any old EV tech they can lay their hands on. Most of it, probably, re-badged from China and full of rebranded Huawei comms kit to enable people tracking and road use charging.

The other manufacturers will simply disappear from the UK market and one by one from the other markets as their own rules and regulations reach their target dates.

They have this wonderful excuse about things being "set in law" as if handed down in Tablets of Stone and fixed in perpetuity - which of course it simply not the case. Ask the courts.

Boris will continue to make stuff up for as long as he is allowed to get away with it.

The others?

Who knows.

Who knows who will be around?

Greta for President of the UK?

The Rest of the World may also have some opinions of course ...

And the corporations who would be quite enthusiastic about some policy led subsidy opportunities that would see the lower regions of society paying twice for everything.

Better still there would be relative certainty for the conglomerates and their product development - based on "legal" requirements.
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Charging at home is presently somewhat limited in capability. Probably OK for commuting or local journeys. Even if battery capacity and longevity management both massively improve with faster and faster charge rate potential, home charging is not likely to be able to take advantage of optimal charge rates (or even higher capacities) unless all homes are equipped with 3 phase supplies - and then some.

Now that would be an interesting infrastructure challenge.
Interesting article on the use of EVs for long(er) range travel here.

It shows how a 700 mile journey is a practical option in parts of the UK today.
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Yes although it seems there was no real rush so a relaxed trip. I know someone with a Tesla 3 or whatever it is, who regularly goes to the West country. Also because there's no real rush he and his wife arrive relaxed.

Interestingly the Author has similar alternatives to us, we have a Fiesta ST and a V6 3l Grand Cherokee.

I do agree with the comments.concerning battery life and indeed manufacture but ultimately there will be little choice in the next few years.
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Certainly a battery power car can be used quite economically. I admire those who have given these cars a go, I'm sure once you've driven them a few times, you know how best to use them. I think these types of cars will be worth considering

Of course we still need conventional cars just in case things go wrong. The electric cars still have quite a way to go before they a fully developed. There's no real hurry at the moment, we have plenty of other greener technology that's proved to work
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Interesting little read. Not sure what to think on this one.

https://www.autosport.com/historics/...an-pro-drivers
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Interesting little read. Not sure what to think on this one.

https://www.autosport.com/historics/...an-pro-drivers

The right call in my opinion.
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