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2040 and all that

Postby Kwacky » 26 Jul 2017, 09:04

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... _clipboard

No more petrol and diesel cars

Hardly a big deal seeing as most engine makers will have stopped about 10 years before that.
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Re: 2040 and all that

Postby duke63 » 26 Jul 2017, 09:16

Wonder how much longer our biking fun will last? 10 years? 15?
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Re: 2040 and all that

Postby Kwacky » 26 Jul 2017, 09:36

No idea, but I do think we're fortunate enough to have lived through the best of biking years. Look how far bikes have come in the last 15 years.
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Re: 2040 and all that

Postby D41 » 26 Jul 2017, 10:15

2040??

I'll be in my 70's...I seriously doubt I'll care about bikes that much anymore.

I'll be more like "Where's my soup?" and "Who's going to change my diaper...I've just soiled myself for the 17th time!!??"
"I fancy taking up golf!!"

Etc.
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Re: 2040 and all that

Postby Cavetroll87 » 26 Jul 2017, 10:34

I'll only be 53.......I need to make sure I got my Gas Guzzler in the garage stashed away by then
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Re: 2040 and all that

Postby Kwacky » 26 Jul 2017, 10:36

Make sure you can still get your hands on petrol.
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Re: 2040 and all that

Postby kingfixer » 26 Jul 2017, 11:08

ill be 75 by then, so doubt it will impact me much. ( he thinks )
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Re: 2040 and all that

Postby Cavetroll87 » 26 Jul 2017, 11:45

Kwacky wrote:Make sure you can still get your hands on petrol.



Don't worry you will know when its on the news......

"crazy middle aged bastard who hoarded petrol killed in explosion in Royal Tunbridge Wells......

Its thought that Mr King, 54, Had been storing the petrol in all sorts of containers ranging from jerry cans to zip lock bags since late 2017, witnesses stated he had been storing it so that he could continue to ride his antiquated motorcycle. His wife had this to say "he was fcuking idiot, no big loss, just wish he hadn't taken out half the house with the explosion, gunna be a right pain in the arse selling now...."
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Re: 2040 and all that

Postby C00kiemonster » 26 Jul 2017, 11:49

and they are only talking about banning sales of NEW vehicles that use petrol and diesel.

When people realise how damn boring self driving electric vehicles will be then things may change.

Plus petrol and diesel goes off if you store it :(
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Re: 2040 and all that

Postby Kwacky » 26 Jul 2017, 12:00

I believe that current teenagers and younger generations will have little interest in driving. Insurance costs are high, they don't need cars for independence and they're far too easily distracted.
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Re: 2040 and all that

Postby Cavetroll87 » 26 Jul 2017, 12:20

C00kiemonster wrote:and they are only talking about banning sales of NEW vehicles that use petrol and diesel.

When people realise how damn boring self driving electric vehicles will be then things may change.

Plus petrol and diesel goes off if you store it :(


I know I was joking, plus it may explode long before it goes off! ;)
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Re: 2040 and all that

Postby Kwacky » 26 Jul 2017, 12:22

Petrol burns ;)
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Re: 2040 and all that

Postby Cav » 26 Jul 2017, 13:10

It could be a good thing but with the current processes of producing electric vehicles being extremely damaging and dirty I don't see how it is any benefit to the environment.

You'll certainly see the number of pedestrian casualties rise!
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Re: 2040 and all that

Postby C00kiemonster » 26 Jul 2017, 13:12

Kwacky wrote:I believe that current teenagers and younger generations will have little interest in driving. Insurance costs are high, they don't need cars for independence and they're far too easily distracted.


I think your right. Our kids can drive but can't be bothered about it tbh.

Driving for enjoyment has gone in their eyes.
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Re: 2040 and all that

Postby duke63 » 26 Jul 2017, 13:47

Autonomous vehicles will be the end of driving anyway. Can you imagine the insurance costs to drive yourself?
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Re: 2040 and all that

Postby Kwacky » 26 Jul 2017, 13:50

Cav wrote:
You'll certainly see the number of pedestrian casualties rise!


If we go electric?
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Re: 2040 and all that

Postby D41 » 26 Jul 2017, 14:29

We will adapt....just as we adapted to cars/bikes/internal combustion engines, etc....we'll move on to something newer....And we'll be happy to do it. It's why we flourish as a species.
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Re: 2040 and all that

Postby Cav » 26 Jul 2017, 14:44

Kwacky wrote:
Cav wrote:
You'll certainly see the number of pedestrian casualties rise!


If we go electric?

Yes. If people are already getting hit by cars that make noise what hope do they have if the cars create practically no noise - are they going to ask tyre manufactures to make tyres noisy again?
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Re: 2040 and all that

Postby D41 » 26 Jul 2017, 15:02

Most noise from approaching vehicles is tyre noise. There's exceptions of course...loud exhausts & whatnot...usually stuff you're not supposed to have on there anyway.
You here a Toyota Prius coming, right??
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Re: 2040 and all that

Postby D41 » 26 Jul 2017, 15:03

"Hear". Sorry.
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