I don't disagree, but just for clarity do you mean US MPG or UK MPG?50 miles per gallon is possible with a cat (toyota prius).
The new Mazdas with the e-skyactivex petrol engines will do better than 50 mpg. I have an earlier Mazda6 with the original 2-litre skyactive engine and that will do close to that on a motorway run.I don't disagree, but just for clarity do you mean US MPG or UK MPG?
50 US MPG is 60 UK MPG.
You don't need a Prius to get 50 UK MPG. I even got 4 UK MG on my last trip in my wife's BMW 325 and that is 17 or 18 years old now.
60 UK MPG is a bit more of a challenge but I used to regularly beat that when we had a (petrol) Mercedes A180. One of the few things I liked about that car was the economy.
Just because you have something available doesn't mean you have to use it. I am pointing out the spurious nature of the argument being used. Which totally ignores common sense or sensibility of the driver and seeing as the air con will run for a couple of days before depleting the btty of most EV's to the point of not being able to move the vehicleI thought better of you Droogs until now, the vehicle has air conditioning so it's supposed to be used, or do you advocate driving in the dark without lights, and in the rain without wipers as well.
In working on larger scale construction sites I would need to take more tools with me than I could carry (The smaller footprint given to site storage, with as much squeezed into the site as possible, just in time if poss etc means no room often to leave things there, and not sensible if I'm working on more than one site at a time). Once that's built then off you go to the next. I lived near Newmarket for quite a while and an hours commute, maybe a bit more, from there would keep me in work, Cambridge, Peterborough, Norwich. Not having a car would mean I would be out of work a lot if I lived in Cambridge perhaps, the only one big enough to possibly sustain the workload.Surely the solution is to return to living nearer to.worķ, have greater labour mobility (so more public housing/affordable rents housing) and people tentimg longer as opposed to buying homes, more home working (where feasible) and a major reduction in private motoring...
Even EVs have large carbon footprint in terms of their manufacture...
BTW I am referring to Europe here
Saw that on the BBC website the other day. Food for thought.
Interesting take. Innovation and new technology follows whats called an s curve. Very slow uptake to start with then very rapid exceeding all forecasts as it grows explosively and then tails off, in my experience old tech tends to hang around for quite a while at the top of the s curve. We still had hemp sail makers in Hutton Rugby until the 1950s servicing the remaining tea clippers.
Most cars sit outside people's houses or in car parks for most of the day. When they're EVs there's your storage.It's a nice sunny Saturday and right now 69.2% of our national grid is being powered by low carbon generation. One of the main issues with getting this figure higher is a lack of energy storage making it less economic to install more renewable energy. Repurposed car batteries can be one of the solutions. Anyone object to being to buy more of the power they use when it's cheep rate
You will know when the point comes as Toyota will start making them, they will let everyone else take the hit getting to that point then takeover, until then it's self charging hybrids - watch this space.Interesting take. Innovation and new technology follows whats called an s curve. Very slow uptake to start with then very rapid exceeding all forecasts as it grows explosively and then tails off, in my experience old tech tends to hang around for quite a while at the top of the s curve. We still had hemp sail makers in Hutton Rugby until the 1950s servicing the remaining tea clippers.
However I'm sure the point is well made sometime around 2025 there will be a tipping point where EVs become the much cheaper option and ICE goes into rapid decline. Not just petrol station will die but the major manufactures will stop sell the less popular ICE models, the cost of parts will go through the roof etc. So the choice of ICE will fall as the choice of EVs rises.