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8 hours ago, Max Power said:

Should they pull out, the island will be all the poorer, fewer factory trained staff (they are resisting manufacturer calls for adequate training, they believe a mechanic should be able to repair anything or salesman sell anything for example!) 

In 10 years time we will all be driving electric cars. Which we will likely share or rent. The whole industry will have changed. And, for the most part, servicing will be about replacing modules.

So in many ways it probably doesn't make any difference what happens at this late stage. Like saddle repairs and cart wheels, servicing engines will be an expensive niche for a very few.

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11 hours ago, pongo said:

In 10 years time we will all be driving electric cars. Which we will likely share or rent. The whole industry will have changed. And, for the most part, servicing will be about replacing modules.

So in many ways it probably doesn't make any difference what happens at this late stage. Like saddle repairs and cart wheels, servicing engines will be an expensive niche for a very few.

they said that 10 years ago.......

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1 hour ago, the stinking enigma said:

flying cars... they promised me flying cars

There'll be two coming along any minute now!

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1 hour ago, the stinking enigma said:

flying cars... they promised me flying cars

#planes

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1 hour ago, the stinking enigma said:

flying cars... they promised me flying cars

With VAT rebate....

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Or not having a car park there at all, when no one will be driving cars for much of the life of the building. 

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You're fairly obsessed by this driverless taxi idea eh Declan? Not as obsessed as people are about their cars though, which is why you're wrong.

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1 hour ago, Declan said:

Or not having a car park there at all, when no one will be driving cars for much of the life of the building. 

500 years time......

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Electric cars will not happen. There is far too little lithium in the world to produce the batteries. Like ultra HD, it is over before it has started. What will happen is restrictions on the number of cars or bikes you can have, or the amount of fuel you can buy. 

 

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....or they will make lead/acid batteries more efficient or find even more alternative power sources.............maybe

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Hot air batteries, only downside is you have to drive to tynpotwald to recharge.

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I read today in a trade article that if all cars currently on the UK roads today were electric, we would need another six Hinkley Point sized power stations to keep them there! Not to mention the huge infrastructure required to charge them.

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