Are we ready for 2030?

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Re: Are we ready for 2030?

Post by Tigger2020 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:05 pm

Folks, I was advised by an NIE engineer that the grid isn't up to the strain of charging multiple EVs - think every street 30 houses charging their own car at 7.5Kw/h for 8-10 hours a night - I can see streets melting. Maybe Old Salt can tell us differently?
I do know that the gov is looking at nuclear power stations but how can they claim that it's 'clean'?
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Re: Are we ready for 2030?

Post by ozone456 » Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:16 pm

Hmm about that infrastructure... needs some work
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Re: Are we ready for 2030?

Post by tdi_sports » Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:56 am

Definitely need some infrastructure developments before switching to EV.
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Re: Are we ready for 2030?

Post by JK-VWTiguanR » Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:33 am

My only question to them is why did they leave home with only 45 miles charge on a 190 mile trip when the car fully charged can do 230 miles, sounds more like they needed to be more prepared for the journey and charged the car at home, yes the charging stations situation did not help but does seem a little silly in my eyes.
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Re: Are we ready for 2030?

Post by Tricky » Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:26 pm

They weren't leaving home, they were leaving for home. Maybe where they were there was no charging capability?

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Re: Are we ready for 2030?

Post by Wildcat » Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:28 pm

In all probability and in response to the OP's question, the answer is going to be, no, we're no where near ready. As for the couple in the article, i do feel sorry for them, but can't help thinking they ought to have planned their charging regime a bit better, assuming they stayed overnight in Bournemouth, why did they not charge up overnight there? Of course we're only getting the journalist's summary of what happened, they may have chosen to leave out some of the details in order to make their article more interesting, but hey, it happens, so sometimes we shouldn't believe everything we read/see. I'm sure i read somewhere that there are some petrol stations changing over to fast/rapid charge stations, so that might help those in need, after all, what are all these petrol stations going to do once we all run an EV? It'll take some time, and in that time I'm sure the boffins will think of even better solutions. It also confounds logic why there are so many different charging stations and plugs as well - this ain't helpful, so we need to take a step back and think nationally/internationally on EVs and methods of charging them. Now i do like the sound of the aluminium-air battery, cheap, recyclable, lasts longer on a single charge - why has this not been adopted? Probably another topic for discussion... :D
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Re: Are we ready for 2030?

Post by ozone456 » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:47 am

A little write up from Autocar entitled “ The road to 2030: How the UK must prepare for an EV revolution”
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/indu ... revolution
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Re: Are we ready for 2030?

Post by tyronelambert » Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:12 am

Definitely more years for improvement for EVs. But tough to decide to leave classic cars when that time comes honestly.

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Re: Are we ready for 2030?

Post by ozone456 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 4:03 pm

Synthetic Fuel .. what’s happening ?
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Re: Are we ready for 2030?

Post by JK-VWTiguanR » Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:35 pm

Whatever we move to it needs to be cheap, easy and not harm the environment.

Still surprised we have not seen anyone go big into solar powered cars, with technology moving on surely there must be a viable way to re-charge your cars batteries having the roof of the car as one large solar panel.
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