Whats your strategy for year 2030 / ban of ICE vehicles?

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Just give it a few years. Or maybe quite a few.
 

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Are Cobalt-free batteries the way forward?


We should keep in mind that much of what an EV is today, is modelled after Elon Musk's vision from 15 years ago. Car manufacturers by and large just copied what Tesla did. All modern EVs are essentially based on the Tesla design philosophy.

In this context, it is worth noting that Elon Musk's first EV was based on standard laptop batteries stacked-up together, simply because this was an available technology and at the time he didn't have the time or money to invent everything from new (he also used the Lotus/Vauxhall GM chassis instead of actually designing a new car).

The Lithium-ion batteries found in EVs today are all direct descendants of Elon's experiment with laptop batteries. Some fresh thinking might bring us new battery tech, better suited for EVs.

Speaking of emerging technologies....:

 

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Cool, wicked, sick…

Just the job for a short, balding, old grunter from Wales.

Mmmm – the MILFs from Mumbles will go moist and weak at the knees seeing you in your cravat, red corduroys, and tassel loafers…
The jealousy is palpable.
 

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Hahahahaha - takes the bait every time!
I'm jealous of nobody - apart from, perhaps, myself!
Busted pal, you posted in a moment of hot headed envy, the MILFs are mine, all mine.

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What's scary is given the (published) reliability of the modern Mini, that so many are sold.
Suppose it's the 3 year PCP with Maintenance package.

A Tsunami of work for local garages in 4 years time then (if you believe the internet)

A small EV (mini?) for town with a weekly charge of its 150 mile range lightweight and a run out EU15 or whatever ICE for longer / bigger journeys will see me out.

I wonder at what stage the decline in petrol stations will accelerate (20282 to 2035?)
I got the missus an F55 Mini. Been reliable so far
 

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At least you've got rid of those nasty leylandii which wood have scratched the lovely paintwork.
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Lovely 👌🏻

Enjoy 👍🏻
 

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