Electric bikes and cars - get real

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Electric bikes and cars - get real

Post by Watty2016 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:45 pm

Right I am going to call it out, all this press coverage on electric motor cars and now motorcycles, what has the world been smoking!!!!!

Electricity, produced mostly by burning fossil fuels and nuclear power, so what is cleaner petrol powered cars/motorbikes or fossil/nuclear powered cars/motorbikes, well nuclear never disappears, you bury it and it is still there in over a 100 years later smouldering and poisoning the earth and then you have fossil fuels creating more pollution than any petrol car ever can, so please please stop this madness, electric cars and bikes are not the solution.

Rant over and off to fill up my petrol powered motorbike. :sick:

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Re: Electric bikes and cars - get real

Post by Andi_Archer » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:49 pm

Watty2016 wrote:Rant over and off to fill up my petrol powered motorbike. :sick:
With crushed Dinosaur poop......... :laugh: B)

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Re: Electric bikes and cars - get real

Post by Jak* » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:50 pm

A couple of years ago there was a government report that said the quality of air was so poor in our cities that schools and hospitals should install air conditioning. Talk about a sticking plaster solution. Electric cars and bikes are not THE solution, but they may be part of it. My wife has a hybrid car that makes a lot of sense. At low speed, provided you are not going up a really steep hill it is using electricity, above 40 it is running on petrol and charging the battery. The best solution probably involves a genuine (subsidised) public transport system, electric and hybrid cars and electric bicycles. Making all new buildings have solar panels would be a good start. I did think that Harley's electric motorcycle looked like a lot of fun. When you look at the usage of a lot of motorbikes these days which are just used for relatively shorts rides on sunny days it could make sense for many riders.
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Re: Electric bikes and cars - get real

Post by Andy A » Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:25 am

Its all very well until in a few years the batteries need replacing, I reckon at about 7 years old they will then be written off as an uneconomical repair, and then there is the recycling !! pedal power is the way forward (thumbs)

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Re: Electric bikes and cars - get real

Post by SteveW » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:23 am

I tend to agree with the OP.
Although I think any move away from oil based fuels is good.
The Western world's greed for the black stuff has created a situation where a region of our planet with pretty much a medieval outlook on human rights and governance has been fast-tracked into the modern world, it's tribal leaders have been made rich beyond imagination and given a leading role in world politics.

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Re: Electric bikes and cars - get real

Post by fatowl » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:32 am

apparently the Toyota Prius they say to change the batteries at 5 years. and it's VERY expensive - ie many £000's
And what about the energy that goes into manufacturing these things? More than a normal car (you've 2 engines for a start, on hybrids). The manufacture if the magnets for the motors and the batteries produces some VERY nasty chemicals to pollute the environment.

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Re: Electric bikes and cars - get real

Post by crofty » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:41 am

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Done 40 miles this week with my electric bike, like to think it was charged up by all those lovely windmills we have covering the hills of Scotland :laugh:

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Re: Electric bikes and cars - get real

Post by Whippet » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:52 am

Looks like the perfect bike for Russia Crofty :whistle:

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Re: Electric bikes and cars - get real

Post by crofty » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:17 am

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No Sean this is the perfect bike for Russia, use all that Gazprom 101 octane up fast the sooner we get on to electrics :whistle:

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Re: Electric bikes and cars - get real

Post by Whippet » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:29 am

A fine looking machine Steve, your starting to become a "flash Harry" in your mature years, you'll be buying a twat suite next :whistle: (thumbs)

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