The political consequences of switching to electric vehicles

Discussion in 'Motoring and Transport' started by Rickshaw Phil, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Regular Member

    I'd like to know where all the electricity for charging these vehicles is coming from. Also, I'm led to understand that the world supply of lithium (and certain other minerals essential in technology) is not big enough to make batteries for all the vehicles that will be wanted.

    More than just the political issues to solve here.
    Jezza likes this.
  2. Jezza

    Jezza Regular Member

    That would be a shame about those poor Arab oil-states wouldn't it?
    As soon as we get affordable leccy cars that can do Tesla-style mileage then petrol and diesel cars will be toast.
    Even in Scotland.
  3. kirkdale

    kirkdale Regular Member

    The USA will stop bombing oil rich regions, then turn their attention to windy countries that can generate from turbines. Scotland is shitting itself!
  4. Baron Vlad Harkonenn

    Baron Vlad Harkonenn Regular Member

    You are all thinking too big.

    For us, the man / woman on the street in our electric cars, once they become the norm, will be taxed until our pips squeak, just like internal combustion engined vehicles are now. The only way to freedom and sticking two fingers up to the political elite is to ride a bicycle. But the shame is, for most, that work is just too far away for bicycles.
    Jezza likes this.
  5. classic33

    classic33 Senior Member

    How far is "too far"? 250 miles on a four day weekend for three years..

    One thing that has to be considered is the noise level. We don't notice, nor rely on it as much as we realise because it's there in the background all the time. Remove most of that noise and see the results. For most first instinct will be "How quiet it is". After a while you'll start searching for any noise, then you sort of get used to the reduced sound level. Any sudden sound, when you've got used to the reduced sound level will stand out, maybe even cause you to miss seeing something.

    Very little noise from electric cars.
    Welsh dragon likes this.
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