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    2030 petrol and diesel car and van, NOT motorcycles.

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    Re: 2030 petrol and diesel car and van, NOT motorcycles.

    Fingers crossed that this could be one occasion when us being marginalised might play in our favour.....for a while at least?

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    Re: 2030 petrol and diesel car and van, NOT motorcycles.

    ..for a while at least. The future for the internal combustion engine motorcycle looks grim. By 2040 there'll be very few i/c engine cars left on the road, so they won't be keeping petrol stations open just for us. We'd need to buy petrol for our bikes like we did paraffin (if old enough, you'll remember that!). I envisage If you are still a diehard petrol biker in 2040 you'll only be allowed to take it out for specialist events (you'd need a special permit to use it on public roads). Which in all probability will be limited in numbers. The very rich with classic cars will get first dibs on those. If you want (are forced) to have electric, hopefully future battery technology will allow a 200 mile range with a 10 minute recharge. But by then I won't be worried; I'll be visiting these specialist events on my mobility scooter. Future generations will look back at this period and be amazed at what we got away with. Make the most of what time we have left. Covid permitting!

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    Re: 2030 petrol and diesel car and van, NOT motorcycles.

    Looks like Neil Peart's grim vision of the future, in the Rush song 'Red Barchetta', will come to pass.

    All we can do (have a duty to do, in fact), is live the life as well as we can, for as long as we can.
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    Re: 2030 petrol and diesel car and van, NOT motorcycles.

    Spot on SrodDave, Hippy has also said pretty much the same thing...except with that strange accent that people from the skinny part of Britain insist on using....

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    Re: 2030 petrol and diesel car and van, NOT motorcycles.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul P. View Post
    Spot on SrodDave, Hippy has also said pretty much the same thing...except with that strange accent that people from the skinny part of Britain insist on using....
    Gotta remember though Paul that those raised in the skinny part also think that those of us from the fat part talk funny - and drink strange beer..

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    Re: 2030 petrol and diesel car and van, NOT motorcycles.

    you do Dave lol
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    Re: 2030 petrol and diesel car and van, NOT motorcycles.

    Interestingly had a friend phone only last night saying the japaneze are working on Hydrogin engines now that makes more sense , the big question is is there more money in electric motors an business wont really care about the enviourment only profit.
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    Re: 2030 petrol and diesel car and van, NOT motorcycles.

    Quote Originally Posted by hippy View Post
    Interestingly had a friend phone only last night saying the japaneze are working on Hydrogin engines now that makes more sense , the big question is is there more money in electric motors an business wont really care about the enviourment only profit.
    Hyundai are selling these now. Should always have been the line manufacturers should've went down in my view. https://www.hyundai.co.uk/new-cars/nexo
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    Re: 2030 petrol and diesel car and van, NOT motorcycles.

    Quote Originally Posted by ss2 View Post
    Hyundai are selling these now. Should always have been the line manufacturers should've went down in my view. https://www.hyundai.co.uk/new-cars/nexo
    Clever stuff, shame it costs £69,500 for a pretty average looking car.
    Also it looks like there are only 7 hydrogen filling stations in the UK so not exactly practical.
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