Times are a changing

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  1. DiegoNT

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    will probably do more to reduce terrorism than fluro vests on the harbour bridge
     
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    This will be entertaining.
     
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    Haha

    "No child will live in poverty by 1990"
     
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    The carmaker, owned by Chinese automotive giant Geely, has yet to build a single fully electric car but already sells five plug-in hybrid models that can run a few dozen miles on battery power before switching to a conventional engine.


    Bwaaaaaahahahahahhaaa
     
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    Yet Tesla has offered up their patents on battery advancements to other automakers for free....

    And their cars have a range of over 400km on a charge.
    Petrol motors have increased their range and efficiency enormously - after over a century of research and refinement. So too will batteries. Graphene batteries are becoming seriously viable, and with a rapid charge time and extremely low levels of toxins produced in production compared to lithium ion.
    If research and development stopped because something wasn't immediately viable, we'd still all be living in caves as hunter gatherers.
     
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    As long as the market can sort it out instead of regulations. If people want electric cars they can buy them now.
     
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    The choice for consumers is basically coal powered vs oil powered
     
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    What the f**k are you talking about? Government subsidies, not necessity, are the mother of all invention now?

    I don't even disagree with the main thrust of your point. Batteries could well be a viable option to petrol/diesel in 2040 (though banning them seems pretty extreme) but this is an awful analogy.
     
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    Lol
    Battery research and technology is not new
     
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    And there are very considerable advancements in solar cell as well... But why bother?

    I mean... Tesla has a 'Ludicrous Speed Upgrade' option package on their cars. Sure... It costs 10K, but:

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    I'm saying that a ridiculous example is the deserved response to a ridiculous refusal to concede that R&D is worthwhile.
     
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    If they worked well enough then they would be available without the need for govt subsidies and mandates.

    In other words, get off the public tit and let people choose for themselves.
     
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    Well... yeah.
     
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    GM says hello.
     
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    What does that even mean in this context?
     
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    Car maker 'on public teat'
     
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    Well yeah
    You seem totally unaware that the invention of the battery and battery research has been around for over two hundred years
    The reports in the op of the beginning of the end for petrol are quite silly
    There is no viable alternative to the effeciency of the internal combustion engine
     
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    You use this example to justify what?
     
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    In France it is nuclear power v oil power
     

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