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Thread: Climate change and all that.

  1. #31
    This is why it's good to be part of the EU so some stuff actually gets done. Otherwise nothing would happen as the natural tendency is the whole but what about <anything other than me>? In fairness to achieve this plan that they have set out, it will require pretty much wholesale change to practically everything and it'll be interesting to see how it goes. Ireland must already be one of the fastest changing places on the planet so I'd say we can do it.
    I'm with the resistance

  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by Bunk View Post
    in fact thats a bit like the car I just bought, a 991.1 Turbo S. It was amazing when released but when the 991.2 came out it turns out it was sh1t all along. I wonder should I sell it straight away now that it might be banned in 26 years time.
    I know the climate is important and all for preserving it where we can and this is a good thread to balance that out from a petrolhead perspective but....

    I hope we are getting a thread on the new turbo?

  3. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by Bunk View Post
    I wonder should I sell it straight away now that it might be banned in 26 years time.
    That's more like it, a bit of perspective.

  4. #34
    Great to hear you’re back in something pointless & ✌🏻 To everyone mick.
    You know what to do with it, big slides in mondello I see in your future🤘

  5. #35
    Electric cars are the real buzz word in the car industry at the minute.

    But surely the technology that will really make motoring truly environmentally friendly is hydrogen fuelled cars,trucks etc.
    No mining for cobalt,lithium and the other materials,the only by product from what I've read is water coming out of the exhaust.

    I know Toyota has the Mirai I think it's called in Japan but there's not exactly a lot of noise being made by any of the other major manufacturer's.
    Maybe their just trying to catch up with Tesla on this electric band wagon that's caught them out so badly.

  6. #36
    Hydrogen could play a part, but it's worth remembering it's still just a form of energy storage and the rate at which they can output power is lower than batteries, so not exactly going to give you zippy performance. Toyota's investing in hydrogen, but it's also heavily investing in solid state batteries.

    I think we have got away from the idea that any one thing is "clean", all human activity (or inaction) has some kind of impact or cost, it's a question of what levels are sustainable.

  7. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by bloke View Post
    2045... hmmm. Gets ya thinking about whether or not you'll be around to see any of it. Based on my Dad and his Dad I'm due for a mid to late 60's check-out. Which would be 2040's. So the question is, will my hearse be fully electric, solar or pedal powered???
    It could be a horse and cart, the way things are going with vegans and green socialists we could be heading back there.

  8. #38
    I always thought that chipper deep frying oil would be the way forward or rapeseed oil.

    https://www.bellperformance.com/blog...-vegetable-oil

  9. #39
    Retrofitting our classics with newer tech will be a niche business if ice is completely banned. I know a few companies are rolling them out, but not cheaply yet

  10. #40
    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    Retrofitting our classics with newer tech will be a niche business if ice is completely banned. I know a few companies are rolling them out, but not cheaply yet
    Imagine heritage rail steam engines being forced to convert to electric...

    Funny how people don't raise fuss about some things because it's all cuddly Harry Potter-esque nostalgia.

    Maybe by 2030, people will feel similarly fuzzy about twin cams, but who knows.
    Last edited by crank_case; 21-06-2019 at 01:30 PM.

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