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Britain to ban Diesel and Petrol vehicles by 2040

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posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 06:25 AM
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I thought this was a bs clickbait story, but its not. Britain will be the first Country to give a middle finger to big oil!
IMO, I think its exactly what we need to move forward. The alternative fuels/electric cars have been suppressed for far too long.
I wonder if leaving the EU had anything to do with this decision....
One things for certain, this is not going to make Great Britain very popular with quite a few people, including the US. Our entire economy is based on the petro-dollar. Without it, our economy essentially fails to exist.
What do you think?
BBC story...




posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 06:30 AM
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a reply to: Brian4real

pretty much every plastic, bit of electrical insulation, industrial fertiliser comes from big oil.

can't see the oil baron's ball getting cancelled for a long time.



posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 06:31 AM
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a reply to: Brian4real

I hope there are exceptions for motorsports.



posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 06:34 AM
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Very easy statement to make, of course we have zero idea who will be running the country by then or what the current rhetoric will be..

20+ years is long time, there are some extremely powerful corporate psychopaths that will have a few things to say about this little chest nut....

RA



posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 06:37 AM
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a reply to: slider1982

The people who make these statements are under the assumption that they can control us forever.

Sadly, they're probably right.



posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 06:37 AM
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a reply to: Brian4real

Link is broken and I can not find it ion the BBC website can you repost the link? cheers.



posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 06:38 AM
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a reply to: Wide-Eyes

i welcome this as oil rich countries have been supporting terrorists,meddled in uk politics.
royal princes from saudi have abused our laws ,including sexual assaualt.
and independence will reduce the profit these anti-british states will make...
we also need more wave generators as this is 24 hour power ,unlike solar or wind ..

or we just use a tunnel boring machine right under them and just steal the oil
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posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 06:43 AM
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Barbare Freese opens her informative book – Coal: A Human History – by describing noblemen visiting London in 1306 and being appalled by the degradation of local air quality by coal burning by blacksmiths and artisans.



Apparently those affordable little single liter diesels so popular in the UK are taking their toll on the urban environment.
Could be a signal that the cost of ownership for electric powered vehicles is expected to drop dramatically?



posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 06:45 AM
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a reply to: Brian4real

Nah, it's not *ALL* petrol and diesel cars, it's the ones that aren't hybrid. If you think about it, probably all cars will be hybrid or full electric by 2040.

The idea itself pisses me off because of all the beautiful cars that won't be allowed on the roads again. Some classics and even ones people have kept for sentimental reasons. I tend to think it's a political move to prop up the motor industry. Dealerships are struggling to sell new cars and having to offer all these different pay/lease schemes to keep turnover going. Culling several million cheap cars in 2040 will be a massive, profound boost to the industry and maybe one they can leverage debt on in the meantime.

Yay for the environment, shame for the classic cars.



posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 06:49 AM
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originally posted by: testsubject271
a reply to: Wide-Eyes

i welcome this as oil rich countries have been supporting terrorists,meddled in uk politics.
royal princes from saudi have abused our laws ,including sexual assaualt.
and independence will reduce the profit these anti-british states will make...
we also need more wave generators as this is 24 hour power ,unlike solar or wind ..

or we just use a tunnel boring machine right under them and just steal the oil


If you ever get to London, take a walk and have a look at the Saudi embassy and the shear volume of UK Police officers on patrol both inside and outside the grounds, "they are just the one's you can see", never mind the unmarked Range Rovers that also survey the area.. It dwarfs any other type of static Policing at other similar locations.


I think it is clear who the Daddy is!!!!!!...


RA



posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 06:49 AM
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Hate to do this though OP but we were not the first to announce this. The French said the same last month.

electrek.co...

Good for us though be better for our health and the enviroment.



posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 06:55 AM
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Does this mean u can finally get a small diesel hatchback in the us? I'll buy a used one... It would be so nice to have access to reasonably small, diesel cars.



posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 06:58 AM
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a reply to: testingtesting

The UK's already been planning for the time when millions of vehicles will have to tap into the national grid and the extra load it'll cause. Petrol garages will possibly be screwed and go out of business. They can set up charging stations on existing sites, but can they compete with all the stores and roadside powerpoints? Even now there are normal car parks offering free charging.

All of this will be a massive change to the economic landscape. It's a great time for multinationals to get into 'brand awareness' for powerpoints and start getting them across towns and cities. Or how about solar panel roof racks for 'free' travel?!



posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 07:03 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky
This raises another question; would the power grid be up to the job? What with power stations getting old, "environmental concerns" delaying the planning of new power stations, and environmentally friendly solutions having dubious effectiveness, there should be concerns about coping with existing demands, let alone adding new ones.



posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 07:13 AM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

According to an expert on the news, yes. It was on R4 all yesterday which is why I know a little about the plans.

It's easy to see upsides and downsides to the plans. Like you say, infrastructure will need to address these fundamental changes. Even battery efficiency will be very different in 2040. Imagine charging one from home and it lasts for 2-300 miles? Big companies like BP and Shell will have to bring all this into their business plans and move into electricity production.



posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 07:16 AM
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Not to mention the resulting billions of Tons of waste batteries and associated Lithium contents that would need to be disposed of.

Sounds more like another ecological disaster in the making.



posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 07:48 AM
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I recently bought an electric bicycle.
It is pretty damn fun to ride.
It takes me to and from work every day.
The main weakness is the travel range.
If there was a network of battery exchanges about every 30 miles, I would ride it across the country.



posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 07:52 AM
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a reply to: Brian4real

mainland europe is getting rid too, trump fans have been triggered, le pen, wilders, farage save our oil!



posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 07:59 AM
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originally posted by: SprocketUK
a reply to: Brian4real

pretty much every plastic, bit of electrical insulation, industrial fertiliser comes from big oil.

can't see the oil baron's ball getting cancelled for a long time.



Not only but clothing, makeup, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, asphalt. The entire civilian and military aircraft, marine and rail industry are also deeply embedded in oil. Not to mention coal, heating oil and 'Natural' gas cornerstones of "Civilization".

Not only but every factory in the world is made of metal, formed by dependance on coal fired industrial power plants.

None of this is going to change.

So whats the real issue? The end of private ownership of vehicles for the masses.



posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 08:06 AM
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originally posted by: studio500
Not to mention the resulting billions of Tons of waste batteries and associated Lithium contents that would need to be disposed of.

Sounds more like another ecological disaster in the making.


we no longer need lithium batteries ,please check out robert murray smith on you tube .
he is doing some ground breaking work on super batteries.
here's just a couple of video's on his paper and graphene battery


and a update after testing for months


no joke this man makes elon musk seem rather fake.
check out his other batteries to ,from urine to seaweed.


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