now a diesel head..
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: United Kingdom
so much wealth and consequently the world economy is based on the extraction,refinement and selling of crude oil based products.
we will all be old men before another fuel source holds the majority of the market, we have for environmental reasons needed an alternative fuel source for 30 years...do you REALLY think that there is not viable option available...?
hydrogen cell cars are ready now, the only thing missing is the infrastructure required to re-fuel, the technology has been available for many years but the people that make the decisions are either working for the fuel industry or taking ''financial incentives'' from them in order to ensure any new legislation passed allows them to carry on with business as usual.
the only by-product of using hydrogen is clean H2O..! and it is very cheap to make on a large scale when compared to the costs of extracting ,refining and transporting oil/petrol/diesel
despite all of that I predict it will be at least twenty years before the car industry make a wholesale move to it. why else would they be spending millions of pounds on ''researching'' ways to make petrol cars more economical with lower emissions..?
the answer to why is nicely and concisely written by halftone "fuel prices are mostly tax anyway''
why would turkeys ever vote fro Christmas?
and all this green car production stuff is rubbish anyway. the building of one new car creates more pollution than your current one will in its lifetime, so it's undeniable. if the government of any county was truly committed to tackling this issue head on then the solution is simple.
halt new car production for 10 years and stop crushing old ones for no good reason,employ the car industry to research build, and refine the infrastructure to support the new fuel and then start making new hydrogen powered cars, they will still make money from maintaining the cars currently on the road as well.
our generation has developed a throw away attitude towards car ownership due to the PCP way of owning cars. my dad and grandad would have found this shocking, in those days you ran a car until it was dead , not until something ''newer, shinier and more desirable came along.
we really don't ''need'' almost all of the new cars being built and as a society maybe we should take a step back and ask ourselves if we should be buying a new car every 4 years..?