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 31 
 on: Yesterday at 23:42:23 
Started by Diamond Black Geezer - Last post by Diamond Black Geezer
EPC states this (90541930) is 'FOR LEADED FUEL MODIFICATIONS,GULF COUNTRIES' so thats possibly ended that, then....  ???

 32 
 on: Yesterday at 23:39:02 
Started by Rods2 - Last post by LC0112G
Committee of MP's want sale of new fossil fueled car ban brought forward 8 years to 2032.

UK currently uses about 53Gwh of electricity per day.

We use about 1,559,000 barrels of oil per day where around 70% (USA percentage) is used by motor vehicles and there are on average 1,700kwh of energy in a barrel of oil. So in this new era of electric cars we will be using 1,559,000 x 0.7 x 1,700,000Wh = 1,855,000,000,000wh or 1855Gwh with our current peak generating capacity of about 60Gwh, so current generating capacity is 1/31 of what is going to be required in 25 years time, so nothing to see here, no problems with coping with the extra demand, oh no. :o :o :o

In 25 years time almost all fossil fueled cars will have be remanufactured into beans cans. With UK's impressively fast planning and infrastructure building record and power companies being reluctant to invest in new generating capacity, everything should be just fine here, so nothing to worry about. :o :o :o

Whilst I agree with your general point, you're several orders of magnitude out somewhere. The two obvious errors are that "motor vehicles" includes busses and lorries, and AIUI the govt is only talking about passenger cars. And the second is that battery vehicles should be significantly better at using the energy than an internal combustion engine is. But that still doesn't account for the differences to the figures I worked out :

Lets look at something else. https://www.licencebureau.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/road-use-statistics.pdf

Page 8 says cars accounted for 244.4 billion vehicle miles in 2014. That's 670 million per day, or almost 28 million per hour (on average).

The Leaf and Tessla battery/range figures indicate you can expect to get about 3 miles per kWh of battery charge

This means that if/once all cars were electric/battery, the grid would have to supply an average of  an extra 9.3 Million kW every hour. The difference between night time and daytime energy generation in the UK is currently about 10GW, but if you restrict charging to between 8pm and 8am then you're going to need to generate an extra 18.6 GW during that time. So you still have to find 8.6GW of extra capacity from somewhere.
http://gridwatch.co.uk/

Basically 3 extra Hinkley point C's coming online from 2040 onwards will do it. Is the planning permission in place yet?  ::)

 33 
 on: Yesterday at 23:34:48 
Started by Tony H - Last post by terbert
No mention here:
https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/faqs/FAQ27


You didn't use this lot?

https://www.licenceplus.co.uk/about

Oh flippin 'eck..... you got me thinking now....I bet I cocked up !!!!!! :-[ :( :'(

 34 
 on: Yesterday at 23:28:41 
Started by Rods2 - Last post by Kevin Wood
Bet the Zaf will still be running there when the others have "timed out" been nicked ;D

FTFY. ;D

 35 
 on: Yesterday at 23:22:29 
Started by Auto Addict - Last post by Kevin Wood
Isnt Bluetooth supposed to cancel the need to hodl the phone while speaking on it ?
I got my first crapple iPhone today and presume I can install a Parrot kit in the car and use the phone legally ?  :-\

Not if you're on faecesbook. ;D

 36 
 on: Yesterday at 23:18:14 
Started by Tony H - Last post by Tilbo
I'm not too happy with the Licencing Dept (the real one). As most of you know, we now reside in the Kingdom Of TB. I have changed my address online or verbally with all the utility companies, South Northants Council, etc, etc, etc. All free of charge. Oh no, not the TV licencing...they charged me 16 !!!!!!!!
Bastids >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Is this a new one then? When we moved a couple. of years ago we didn't pay owt.
.

We moved 7 weeks ago didn't cost anything

 37 
 on: Yesterday at 23:17:54 
Started by Rods2 - Last post by Kevin Wood
Committee of MP's want sale of new fossil fueled car ban brought forward 8 years to 2032.

UK currently uses about 53Gwh of electricity per day.

We use about 1,559,000 barrels of oil per day where around 70% (USA percentage) is used by motor vehicles and there are on average 1,700kwh of energy in a barrel of oil. So in this new era of electric cars we will be using 1,559,000 x 0.7 x 1,700,000Wh = 1,855,000,000,000wh or 1855Gwh with our current peak generating capacity of about 60Gwh, so current generating capacity is 1/31 of what is going to be required in 25 years time, so nothing to see here, no problems with coping with the extra demand, oh no. :o :o :o

In 25 years time almost all fossil fueled cars will have be remanufactured into beans cans. With UK's impressively fast planning and infrastructure building record and power companies being reluctant to invest in new generating capacity, everything should be just fine here, so nothing to worry about. :o :o :o

These are mere implementation details that politicians can hand wave away. Power stations will be more efficient by then. And windmills.  ::)

Besides, they'll all have retired to the Brussels gravy train by then, so won't get held to account. >:(

 38 
 on: Yesterday at 23:02:21 
Started by Lagondanet - Last post by Migv6
I buy the GM ones by the boxful for the ABS club shop
As did I when I had my MV6. Sadly, TBE has those stupid sensors, so gets the hopeless aeros.

Why do rain sensors mean different wipers are needed ?  ???

 39 
 on: Yesterday at 23:00:18 
Started by Migv6 - Last post by Migv6
Us Brits my well have a five times Champion by the end of this week. And a very well deserved one imo.  8)
So far in Austin it has rained every session and Hamilton has been untouchable, as he is an absolute master in the wet.
Vetttel on the other hand ignored red flags earlier today and the stewards have given him a three place grid penalty  for doing so.
Vettels reaction to this has been to issue a statement saying that the red flag rules are wrong.  ::) ;D
If someone said to me now that Hamilton is the greatest of all time, I don't think I could come up with anything much to say in disagreement.  :-\

 40 
 on: Yesterday at 22:52:38 
Started by Rods2 - Last post by Migv6
Where is Guy Fawkes when we need him ?  ::)
If Im still around I will be 73, and possibly still driving. I really wanted this to happen after it couldn't possibly affect me.  :(

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