I am a FH squatter
- Dec 22, 2003
I wouldn't have the Lords nor would I replace it, I'm fine with the Monarchy.
Nowt wrong here.Worth bearing in mind that we've only had the system we have today since 1950. It isn't as though we'd be changing something that's been around for 700 years.
If I had my way it'd be PR, an elected house of representatives (Lords is an outdated term) who have to do some fucking work to get paid, the Monarchy can fuck off into the sea and be replaced by a president with a big shaggy dog like that Irish bloke, and Parliament would be moved to Barrow.
It's actually a well thought out policy @Embattle. They want to "do nothing" - but we're screaming "do something" - so the government is announcing a policy, most people read headlines so they'll see them "doing something".
Meanwhile - business as usual. Nothing changes. They're conserving the status quo (i.e. business profits above health, environment etc. etc.)
No one believes a word the fucking idiot says anymore. Especially seeing as he's a pile of a ham with a toddlers haircut himself.
PM defends ditching salt and sugar tax designed to tackle obesity - and says best option is to 'eat less'Mr Johnson says his government's new food strategy supports "great British farming" but some of the key proposals in a major review by Henry Dimbleby on its behalf have been ignored.news.sky.com
Actually, I think I agree with the government on this point.
If that's what they cost to manufacture... I suspect these big companies are profiteering - milking "early adopters" as usual.No sane person is going to spend 27k (extreme basic model) on an electric nissan leaf...nor will they part with 25.5k
That is why EVs are failing.
They were doing that already, or suppose to be although they are allegedly already behind on the charging network which isn't that shocking.I think in a world of supposedly finite money then public spending on a charging network is way more important than hand-outs.
See my post above, actually. The range issue is the reason I won't get one - not that I can't afford £1500 split over the number of years I own a car. Charging and range are indedd the barrier to entry - not cost.
Your dad had 45 grand to spend on a car, and he blamed electric cars being expensive for not getting one?As I said before the experts in the article say it does make a difference for those it effects. My dad had a choice recently and ended up getting a BMW 430 convertible over a electric car, a couple reason drove that the first being he wanted a convertible, the second being the wait for electric cars and finally the ridiculous mark up on second hand electric cars.
It doesn't cost that much, nowhere near. An electric car has nowhere near the amount of moving parts or complexity of an ICE vehicle. the cost is the battery, which, if replacement costs are anything to go by, certainly doesn't add ~30% to the cost of manufacture.If that's what they cost to manufacture...
BEVs are 14% market share across Europe (from low single digits before the Pandemic) and another 8% for PHEVs.28k
Low end hatchback for comparison (Ford only do hybrids so far) basic model.
I'm sure plenty of people would be more eager to make their lives more difficult by driving an EV, if it wasn't for the obscene cost.
28k for a basic of the basic Corsa. Lol no.
And we haven't even got onto where they expect people to charge the things. For most people, it won't be at home. Dead tech already.
It's hardly shouting "buy me" with that price, 39k for the basic model of a dreary marque. Just no and no for most people. I know a few people seem to live in some sort of bubble round here, but for average salary couples, that's just not going to happen, even if they wanted it.BEVs are 14% market share across Europe (from low single digits before the Pandemic) and another 8% for PHEVs.
The growth and share trends are only going one way, and if anything the shares would be probably be higher already if the manufacturers could actually make enough cars; there's a years' waiting list for the Ioniq 5, which by your reckoning, is just an overpriced hatchback.
Bluntly, there's no ZEV alternative to battery cars at the moment (hydrogen just isn't happening) and the clock is ticking, so BEVs are going to be the only game in town in the blink of an eye.
As I said it was partly the wait which is considerable for all new electric cars. He also does the occasional long run to see old work colleagues. Plus it is his money and choice, if we still lived in London I suspect he would of favored an electric car.Your dad had 45 grand to spend on a car, and he blamed electric cars being expensive for not getting one?
He could have saved himself 3 grand and bought a Tesla (assuming not second hand). But either way, it's a choice - he wanted a convertible and no hood is more important to him than environment (in the same way that range is really important to me and until they fix that an electric car's a no-no).
The subsidy only applied for cars below £32k. And it reduces a £32k car to £30.5k. It's not going to make any material difference any more.