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    Electric is ideal for that.

    It just isn't ideal for pretty much anything else.

    We have to wait for them to realise batteries are never going to cut it ('They're getting better all the time!' Yes, in 40 years they've gone from useless to just shit) and move to hydrogen fuel cells where you can fill up with hydrogen just like you do with petrol.

    Or alternatively, Mr Fusion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Electric is ideal for that.
    Ideal for what?

    We have to wait for them to realise batteries are never going to cut it ('They're getting better all the time!' Yes, in 40 years they've gone from useless to just shit) and move to hydrogen fuel cells where you can fill up with hydrogen just like you do with petrol.
    ...only that it's twice as volatile. Yes, let's all drive around with a potential bomb strapped to us!



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    I suspect that in maybe 100 years, those of us that remain after WW3, will be using non-petrol, non-electric, environmentally friendly transport with a mere one horsepower.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Ideal for what?



    ...only that it's twice as volatile. Yes, let's all drive around with a potential bomb strapped to us!



    Marco.
    realises the "goes like a bomb" phrase
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I suspect that in maybe 100 years, those of us that remain after WW3, will be using non-petrol, non-electric, environmentally friendly transport with a mere one horsepower.

    better veg patch too
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    Interesting older article about Lithium reserves: https://www.greentechmedia.com/artic...y-m#gs.V5StLWs

    Not directly related, but I wonder how far we may get with solar power. And I don't just mean for transport. The elements necessary are not necessarily in huge abundance. Tellurium for instance, is scarce and expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Interesting older article about Lithium reserves: https://www.greentechmedia.com/artic...y-m#gs.V5StLWs

    Not directly related, but I wonder how far we may get with solar power. And I don't just mean for transport. The elements necessary are not necessarily in huge abundance. Tellurium for instance, is scarce and expensive.
    yup, its the old story of govts not being able to see the full pic, or conveniently avoiding it
    Regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    yup, its the old story of govts not being able to see the full pic, or conveniently avoiding it
    And short term view of bucks in the pocket for the big boys.

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    As an average lithium polymer battery has only 3% lithium by weight and there is estimated to be 13.5 million metric tons of lithium in the world apparently we will run out in about 350 years.... at current growth rates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Ideal for what?



    ...only that it's twice as volatile. Yes, let's all drive around with a potential bomb strapped to us!



    Marco.
    There's no safety issue, you can already buy a hydrogen fuel cell car.

    Try putting a naked flame near an empty petrol tank and see what happens. Diesel won't blow but then you are driving around giving everyone asthma and cancer. It's all a trade off. The only emission from hydrogen power is water.
    Martin



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