What is going on - No more Petrol/Diesel by 2040

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  1. FateSynchro

    FateSynchro Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Honestly what to make of this.



    Im just glad i got chance to drive some seriously silly motors!

    My generation will be the last who really get to drive the big old beasts! the days of the 6.2 V8 hammer are a dying memory.

    No More New Petrol and Diesel by 2040
     
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    BEJ Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    They haven't thought it through. The infrastructure for everyone to go electric will not be there, the range of electric cars needs to be drastically improved and the supply of electricity at peak charging times will be inadequate.
    In my view, it won't happen within that timescale. Hydrogen fuel cells is the way to go, but a long way in the future before it is a viable alternative.
     
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    Exactly what BEJ says.

    Got room for more solar panels on my roof though. Wonder if I could short circuit them and produce my own electricity to charge "Torchy" my new electric car in 2040, oh hang on it will be a wheel chair by then.

    Or my own private windmill in the back garden.
     
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    I don't care, I'm driving my E55 loud and proud. Only hope it's finished by 2040...
     
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    As Alx above. I am gonna keep pluming the air with my big V8 cars and loud powerful motorbikes.......because I can !
     
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    They going to ban all motorsports aswell are they? Just imagine that every kind of Motorsport is that electric ****.....might aswell kill me now.
     
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    The good news, is that I might not be alive by then :rolleyes:
     
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    Happy thoughts then lol
     
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    There's some potential there I think...:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rat1ZmVjHm4
     
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    It`s gonna be a boring world we will live in. Well, the ones that are still her.....
     
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    I don't mind this if it allows polluting cars to disappear organically, rather than by punitive taxation that will target the poorest.

    As for electric motorsport, isn't Formula E becoming very popular?
     
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    Who watches that crap
     
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    many countries have nuclear power plants, many of these possible timebombs will be shut down coz they get old and unsafe.
    if there are no power plants anymore, how are electric cars going to get their batteries charged?
    from solar panels, electric wind mills, water turbines producing power?

    in Sweden we have the enviromental facists M-P in the government, these MO-FO wants to ban everything that pollutes even cows farting carbon dioxide!
    only Richie Rich people will and can afford to buy and drive non polluting vehicles in the future, politicians never think of the little people who can't afford buying the most modern and safest non polluting vehicles.
    I guess that's why I drive an 18 year old AMG, can't afford to buy a new car
     
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    Amen to that.
     
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    Oh i intend to do the same, what a joke this country is, i mean for real do you see China and the USA stopping petrol and diesel cars? no i dont... and they are the biggest problem.
    We only produce something like 2% of the worlds emissions.

    This is the part that hurts me the most, as an avid fan of rallycross, forest stages and being up close with the motorsport, to me its all about the noise i dont wanna watch electric cars, i go to watch because the shear engineering inside some of the motors is truly amazing.
    If motorsport goes electric im out.

    So very true, glad i got to try some beasts before it all dies out, feel sorry for the new generation, Xbox and Playstation or VR will be the only way you can experience a proper car.

    Literally the worst thing ever, Formula E has got to be the most boring motorsport i've ever watched.

    Well said that man.
     
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    The biggest problem facing the world is not people dying due to pollution but the exponential growth in world population. So, why, oh why, is everyone intent in making that problem even worse?
     
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    This man talks sence.
     
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    They are only planning to stop manufacture of new petrol vehicles by 2040?
    Thinking positively, this means that there is still another 23 years of being able to buy internal combustion vehicles brand new.
    After that, there will be millions of proper cars still on the road and available for many years after for us all to play in? (well, those of us who are still alive !) :thumb:
     
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    politicians always wants to blame other, something like finding a fall guy to blame, then to have the reason to ban cars and other crap coz the other party is the bad guy!

    when something is repeated a thousand times by scoundrels some people tend to believe the repeated myths!
    need to be skeptic and not to trust politicians what they rant all the time coz they are the worst kind of scoundrels!

    after 2040 are they going to scrap all diezel/petrola cars?
    that's a massive waste of money and energy!
     
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