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  #2004726 29-Apr-2018 20:56
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Rikkitic:

 

But those SUVs are so cool. And public transport is so lame. And it sounds so sexy when I rev it. And the smell of leather and bass sounds pumping out the speakers make me feel important while I am stuck waiting in traffic. Surely my little old 6 litre oil burner won't make that much of a difference to the climate? It is just one vehicle. Why should I have to give up my comforts when everyone else has theirs? And so on.

 

 

SUV owner here. You were bang on with the "6 litre" guess, it's uncanny! Six litres is my average amount of petrol used each month since buying it, at a fuel economy of 0.5 L/100km. (Plus about a dollar of electricity top-up most nights.)

 

 

Nice example.

 

Here are some

 

Formula E is an F1 style EV race series.

 

Watching MotoGP recently they gave demos of a EV race bike

 

Saw this on CNN  https://edition.cnn.com/2018/04/19/motorsport/electric-ferrari-308-intl-supercharged-spt/index.html

 

 


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  #2004728 29-Apr-2018 21:00
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heapsort:

 

Rikkitic:

 

But those SUVs are so cool. And public transport is so lame. And it sounds so sexy when I rev it. And the smell of leather and bass sounds pumping out the speakers make me feel important while I am stuck waiting in traffic. Surely my little old 6 litre oil burner won't make that much of a difference to the climate? It is just one vehicle. Why should I have to give up my comforts when everyone else has theirs? And so on.

 

 

SUV owner here. You were bang on with the "6 litre" guess, it's uncanny! Six litres is my average amount of petrol used each month since buying it, at a fuel economy of 0.5 L/100km. (Plus about a dollar of electricity top-up most nights.)

 

 

Nice example.

 

Here are some

 

Formula E is an F1 style EV race series.

 

Watching MotoGP recently they gave demos of a EV race bike

 

Saw this on CNN  https://edition.cnn.com/2018/04/19/motorsport/electric-ferrari-308-intl-supercharged-spt/index.html

 

 

 

 

I don't suppose they fly their Formula E vehicles, parts, engineers, chefs, journalists, cameramen, tyres, in electric planes? and use electric printed advertisement packs, electric packaged merchandise, and electric manufactured food/drinks/hotel/laundry and electric produced tyres and carbon fibre panels?





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  #2004732 29-Apr-2018 21:07
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Batman: How many times do people need to understand, it is not the car that gives out all the CO2.

Like cars many of the items you mentioned are single digit contributors. The challenge is taking 20% or thereabouts off each and all those single digit items. Some areas are easier than others and some nations have a higher profile in some items and some advantages to address those. NZ is uniquely positioned to drive electric vehicles from renewable sources for instance, and uniquely positioned to develop agricultural emissions mitigation and control.

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  #2004736 29-Apr-2018 21:12
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You forgot - climate scientists and lefty politicians flying to climate conferences to re-state how stuffed we are if people don't stop flying to places.

 

This is a specious argument. It is almost impossible to go anywhere without flying unless it is in the next city. I know. I have tried. Until airships or any ships start offering regular passenger services again, flying is the only way to get there. I don't like that much, but until it changes it is a pretty stupid argument to make against those who are actually trying to do something.

 

 





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  #2004737 29-Apr-2018 21:14
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Batman:

 

 

 

How many times do people need to understand, it is not the car that gives out all the CO2.

 

 

 

 

Not sure where that comes from, the article didn't say anything about cars

 

"But it’s mostly driven by the record amounts of carbon dioxide humans are creating by burning fossil fuels."


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  #2004739 29-Apr-2018 21:24
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Rikkitic:

 

This is a specious argument. It is almost impossible to go anywhere without flying unless it is in the next city. I know. I have tried. Until airships or any ships start offering regular passenger services again, flying is the only way to get there. I don't like that much, but until it changes it is a pretty stupid argument to make against those who are actually trying to do something.

 

 

If only there was some way you could do a conference without physically travelling, maybe they could do something with video links or something like that?  Surely with modern tech such as ISDN or ATM networking you could get a decent video call?


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  #2004741 29-Apr-2018 21:32
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any move to alternatives like EVs in any meaningful numbers now or near future is next to impossible. There is not the range and stock of vehicles available. The charging infrastructure is still in its infancy and our power generation could not cope with even a modest increase. Our economy is mobility depedent so we have to stick with the status quo for sometime.





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  #2004747 29-Apr-2018 21:48
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MikeB4:

 

any move to alternatives like EVs in any meaningful numbers now or near future is next to impossible. There is not the range and stock of vehicles available. The charging infrastructure is still in its infancy and our power generation could not cope with even a modest increase. Our economy is mobility depedent so we have to stick with the status quo for sometime.

 

 

I'm not so sure, although I don't know the numbers. EV's are here. Lets say next year there are more models. The Leaf looks fine, the Ioniq looks fine

 

Going by the other EV threads, the charging network is expanding continually, although the newer adopter market is more the use case of daily commuting. 

 

Power. Appliances across the board are getting more and more efficient. Not just light bulbs. All this helps. Every Solar HW or PV that gets installed is reducing the load and also can be adding to the grid. Thats a double hit there. My 300L hot water cylinder hasn't talked to the grid for 6 months, it is however having a few small chats this last month! 

 

Add in growing numbers of EV's add in growing numbers of solar users. Would be interesting to hear some numbers from the power generators.


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  #2004759 29-Apr-2018 22:01
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MikeB4:

 

any move to alternatives like EVs in any meaningful numbers now or near future is next to impossible. There is not the range and stock of vehicles available. The charging infrastructure is still in its infancy and our power generation could not cope with even a modest increase. Our economy is mobility depedent so we have to stick with the status quo for sometime.

 

 

Glad you brought up our economy.

 

Our economy's top two big tickets -

 

Production + Export of Dairy/Meat

 

Tourism that requires people to fly 10,000-20,000 kms per way, and return after 10-20 days.





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  #2004766 29-Apr-2018 22:17
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Batman:

 

MikeB4:

 

any move to alternatives like EVs in any meaningful numbers now or near future is next to impossible. There is not the range and stock of vehicles available. The charging infrastructure is still in its infancy and our power generation could not cope with even a modest increase. Our economy is mobility depedent so we have to stick with the status quo for sometime.

 

 

Glad you brought up our economy.

 

Our economy's top two big tickets -

 

Production + Export of Dairy/Meat

 

Tourism that requires people to fly 10,000-20,000 kms per way, and return after 10-20 days.

 

 

So, what are you saying? All these cause CO2 so therefore lets not worry about it ? ?

 

Corrected figures below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commodity

 

NZ$ million

 

Year end

 

 

 

Milk powder, butter, and cheese

 

11,192

 

Dec - 16

 

 

 

Business and other personal travel

 

10,074

 

Dec - 16

 

 

 

Meat and edible offal

 

5,913

 

Dec - 16

 

 

 

Logs, wood and wood articles

 

4,124

 

Dec - 16

 

 

 


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  #2004772 29-Apr-2018 22:28
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Here's some numbers for the EV evangelists that think they're saving the planet. From a fanatical AGW believer too.

 


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  #2004773 29-Apr-2018 22:32
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Before I watch your video, who said EV users are evangelical and that cars are the only thing destroying the planet?


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  #2004777 29-Apr-2018 22:46
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tdgeek:

 

Before I watch your video, who said EV users are evangelical and that cars are the only thing destroying the planet?

 

 

Well, I didn't say EV users and I didn't mention anything in relation to cars being the only thing 'destroying the planet' either.


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Funny video. He is a dick, but funny with it. Also a car dealer. 

 

Passenger cars account for half of the vehicles. That's fine. Who said EV was only for cars?

 

The grid would need to add 10% to cover all cars being EV. That sounds viable

 

Oz is 85% hydrocarbon, i.e. coal. NZ is 85% not coal. Big difference

 

He yakked about production, so they cannot produce enough EV anyway. He seems to hate Tesla so I assume his figures were based on Tesla. Now, there is no target to replace every car with EV next year. Not even by 2020 I heard recently.... Its funny how car production cannot manage a move to EV. In fact car production replaces itself every x amount of years, so it seems car production does actually work.  


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  #2004780 29-Apr-2018 22:50
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tdgeek:

 

Before I watch your video, who said EV users are evangelical and that cars are the only thing destroying the planet?

 

 

There's certainly at least one evangelical EV user on this forum.


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