Thursday, July 15, 2021
The European Commission has now proposed a date to call time on the internal combustion engine. Sales of new cars and vans that produce CO2, including plug-in hybrids, would be banned as of 2035, meaning “almost 100%” of vehicles on the road would be emissions-free by 2050. While the decision would force the EV revolution upon European automakers, some are already planning moves of their own.
Last month, Volkswagen (OTCPK:VWAGY) paved its way toward an EV future by pledging to halt sales of ICE vehicles in Europe by 2035, while Ford (NYSE:F) has said it will only sell EVs in Europe by 2030. Volvo (OTCPK:GELYF) is retiring the ICE engine and hybrids by the same year and Honda (NYSE:HMC) announced plans to phase out gas-powered cars by 2040. Meanwhile, Stellantis (NYSE:STLA) is no longer planning to invest in the development of new internal combustion engines, while General Motors (NYSE:GM) will stop building polluting vehicles by 2035.
Blueline: End of the Combustion Engine!
This story keeps getting pushed over and over. It’s like they are trying to convince themselves.
As the saying goes, put your money where your mouth is. It will be interesting to see if they can get the public to support EV’s and if they will actually work on a mass scale.
Remember both California and Texas recently had to tell EV owners not to charge their cars because of limited electricity. And both are having problems with their wind and solar grid being able to produce the energy needed during high demand.
Fujilomi: Thanks for the article. Hmmmm, can you sleep with one eye open watching your car charge? Must be a pain.
Plus how do you stop a lithium battery fire once it starts anyway? I will probably stick with old school gas engines if available until they devise a safer method of charging.
Plus better keep the doors unlocked while driving so you can get out fast lol.
JadeJay: Governments influenced by the Far- left politics and CCP working together with the big businesses to dig a diamond mine. Stand up and fight for the future before it’s too late.
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Depsee: Just got back from a road trip. Pulled into a gas station that was pretty chaotic. Turns out there were maybe 10 charging stations, all with Teslas charging. There were 4 or 5 Teslas waiting in line. There was Teslas pulling in and turning around and leaving.
I pulled into the pump and filled up. Went in and took a crap. Got something to drink and snack on. Flirted with the cashier a minute.
As I drove away the same Tesla that was 4 or 5 cars back in line was still 4 or 5 cars back in line. As I drove off I wondered how far down the road I would be before that Person is back on the road?