I heard a guy on the radio say that he took his electric car to Scotland and back and the trip only cost £20.00. He did admit that the charging in Scotland was free though. How come stuff in Scotland is free? (thinking about university charges here) Another guy said his usual commute cost £80.00 in fuel but with his electric car it now cost him £15.00.
What's your thoughts on going electric?
OH said the carbon footprint making the batteries is massive, but he's not for them anyway because engines are his trade, so maybe biased
In theory they are a good idea, but there is no way the infrastructure will be in place in time to meet targets. Then there is the issue of how we will be generating all this extra electric needed - nuclear?? wind??? wave??? We have acres of windfarms here and many of them are not even turning and putting electric into the grid which doesn't make sense. in a world where it is getting increasingly difficult to park outside your own home due to lack of space, how will you charge your car overnight? How much will it cost? So many questions, and no answers years on from when this was first discussed
They sound like a really good idea. In reality, we are not ready. I haven't noticed any charging stations near us. I would be frightened to go on a long journey, I get anxious when the bleep in our car goes off. We still have 50 miles of fuel left! Apart from anything else, I don't want to put a certain knight in shining armour out of a job.
Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.
Fair points, you've both said things OH said. I heard on the radio that there are now more charging points in the country than petrol stations. Wonder if that's true
OH is struggling with the thought of cars without an engine, he loves engines he used to build race engines in his younger days. I asked him Trisha "would you be out of a job if we all went electric", silly question really as he said no, cars will still get punctures, have brake failures, light problems etc and probably flat batteries.
Good point about parking too VW, so many cars now and so much congestion, luckily we have a drive but the last house we had didn't and parking was a nightmare. Also parking permits are the new thing in our area, only 1 per household for the street parking, so if you have more than that you have nowhere to park a second vehicle. TBH I don't enjoy driving as much as I used to, so much traffic on the roads now and I find other drivers really aggressive these days.
I like the wind turbines, I don't know why so many people complain about them.
My OH is very tempted when we next change my car. I don’t like that they are so quiet. I’m a bit deaf and OH very deaf in one ear so crossing the road is made a little harder if you’re reliant on noise coming from round a bend, corner, etc. I’m like Trisha, I have to fill up the moment the red light comes on the dash notifying that I need to refuel. I’d be worrying about running out of electric. I haven’t seen statistics about emissions but the electric has got to be made somehow so what is that going to do for the environment? Wind turbines kill birds and are very noisy, apparently. I’ve no experience having never been near enough. However, there is a theory that says even the flutter of a butterflies wings has an effect on the world. If you don’t believe me then read this en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_effect