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JimSh

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1620 on: November 19, 2020, 08:52:03 AM »
It all sounds great but is it any more likely than the 200000 affordable homes, 40 hospitals, assorted bridges, high speed railway, World- beating track and trace systems, oven ready deals that he has previously promised.
It looks to me like another grandiose, vague, uncosted, blue sky idea from the adolescent mind of our prime minister designed to fill the pockets of his consultant chums and look good for COP26.
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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1621 on: November 19, 2020, 11:21:07 AM »
It all sounds great but is it any more likely than the 200000 affordable homes, 40 hospitals, assorted bridges, high speed railway, World- beating track and trace systems, oven ready deals that he has previously promised.
It looks to me like another grandiose, vague, uncosted, blue sky idea from the adolescent mind of our prime minister designed to fill the pockets of his consultant chums and look good for COP26.

He has to  have a Brexit deal first..

So No deal means big food price increases meaning unhappy voters.
And A Deal means many unhappy MPs.

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1622 on: November 19, 2020, 01:27:32 PM »
This is not a Brexit thread. This is Electric cars.

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1623 on: November 19, 2020, 02:32:56 PM »
This is not a Brexit thread.

As tempting as it may be, I think we'd better steer away from that topic.

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1624 on: November 19, 2020, 02:37:45 PM »
This is not a Brexit thread. This is Electric cars.

Apologies

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1625 on: November 19, 2020, 08:30:54 PM »
We don't want Richard deleting it!

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1626 on: November 20, 2020, 05:20:20 AM »
I'm also intrigued about what method they are going to introduce for the proposed road pricing when fuel duty dries up. GPS, CCTV, both of which can and will be cheated.
Let's be careful out there!

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1627 on: November 20, 2020, 07:02:03 AM »
If the hackers can hack the Pope's Instagram account they will have no problem hacking a black box.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-55011152

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1628 on: November 20, 2020, 07:50:32 AM »
I'm also intrigued about what method they are going to introduce for the proposed road pricing when fuel duty dries up. GPS, CCTV, both of which can and will be cheated.

Interesting.  Just renewed my road fund which is now over twice my yearly petrol costs.  Last time I filled the car was March.

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1629 on: November 20, 2020, 08:15:36 AM »
Wow. I pay about 1,300 a year on petrol. I fair whack out of my pension.

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1630 on: November 20, 2020, 09:18:40 AM »
Once we are all electric a cheaper model for the Gov than tracking would be to go back to square 1 and just charge a flat fair road fund licence fee.

Maybe hybrids a bit more and petrol/diesel a bit more again.

Let's be careful out there!

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1631 on: November 20, 2020, 09:47:57 AM »
I'd happily pay twice what I do in Road Tax than I do now if I didn't have to pay tax on the fuel I buy. The benefit of putting the tax on fuel is that those that do the most miles pay the most tax. Maybe they should stick it on alcohol instead. Not on Ethanol but Vodka and Whisky, wine and beer.

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1632 on: November 20, 2020, 10:19:50 AM »
Wow. I pay about 1,300 a year on petrol. I fair whack out of my pension.

Before "working from home" I was doing about the same as you Jocko and the vast majority was business mileage for which I could claim.  Based on that I purchased the car :(.

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1633 on: November 20, 2020, 12:05:55 PM »
That's why I got the Jazz. The Volvo was using twice as much, which was okay before I retired.

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1634 on: November 20, 2020, 03:07:20 PM »
I'm also intrigued about what method they are going to introduce for the proposed road pricing when fuel duty dries up. GPS, CCTV, both of which can and will be cheated.
Odometer reading at MOT?

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