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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    A few people on here saying they would never buy an electric car. Easy to say when you have a choice. But whether you like it or not, it's coming.
    It is. But knowing the age of many here, I suspect by that time, their electric 'car' will look rather like this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    It is. But knowing the age of many here, I suspect by that time, their electric 'car' will look rather like this.

    Colin's version:

    https://youtu.be/i2D2fP6yBzU
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    Quote Originally Posted by spendorman View Post
    Colin's version
    Doesn't sound very electric though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Doesn't sound very electric though.
    Ah, Photoinduction did a souped up e version.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90ffg6QUDwM
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    It is. But knowing the age of many here, I suspect by that time, their electric 'car' will look rather like this.

    I quite like that, but where's the cup holders? And I'd need a little cubby hole for me fags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willbewill View Post
    So ok the Tesla goes quick off the line in a straight line, but is it fun to drive? I'll take an Ariel Atom please.
    Did somebody mention Ariel Atom?

    Here's an electric one wiping out top Ferraris and Porsches .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXqYbNEiW0Y

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    I got shunted off the pavement by one of those things on my way back from the pub this lunch time, it's not safe to ride a bike anywhere these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post
    It is getting to the point where you just can’t use a fast car properly on the roads, and with the speed limit being dropped to 50mph on the twisty bits, the fun is rapidly disappearing.
    Is that a French thing? That certainly isn't the case here (in Wales). You can drive up to the national speed limit almost anywhere on country roads, so in that respect I'm still having plenty of fun.

    Besides, as I've said before, having a fast car, for me, is mostly about the acceleration (0-60), not the top speed, which you simply can't use. That's why, given a choice, I'd always take a car that, say, had a maximum speed of 90mph, but was blisteringly quick getting there, over one with, say, a top speed of 140mph, but a much slower 0-60.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    A few people on here saying they would never buy an electric car. Easy to say when you have a choice. But whether you like it or not, it's coming.

    The government will never say you have to buy electric, they'll just say 'you want to stick with your petrol/diesel cars, fine, but your road tax will be 2 grand a year, fuel prices will rapidly reach and pass the 2 per litre mark, and just wait till MOT time. Your motor's emissions need to be no more than 20% of the current standards, or you won't get your ticket.
    I take your point, and I'm sure that, in due course, they'll penalise drivers of petrol/diesel cars accordingly, but not to the ridiculous levels you've quoted.

    I'd certainly be willing to pay a reasonable premium on fuel and road tax, in order to keep my petrol or diesel car, and in terms of emissions, whilst no doubt they'll tighten up on it, they'll also have to be realistic.

    And just wait and see the character assassination they'll do on petrol-heads, they'll be a social pariahs, like smokers and people who like Celine Dion.
    Lol... Bring it on! I honestly couldn't give a flying fuck what people think. If *I* want to drive a petrol or diesel car, whilst doing so remains legal, I'll do it, if for no other reason than refusing to 'conform to the norm'!! But mostly because I insist on driving being fun.



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