Says the man who has not owned a car in 20 years. You sound like a priest preaching about sex and marriage.The human relationship with the car is odd and I see I need to clarify that. Firstly, psychologically our cars are an extension of our selves and the home. The windscreen and ever quieter engines lull us along with radio and other distractions into a state where a lot of people I suspect see the outside world passing by almost as if it is a television programme.
I'm equally certain that this is behind a lot of road traffic accidents in reality. All car marketing is aimed at the personality of the intended customer bracket.
No car ad is ever going to begin with the phrase 'so you've decided that you are responsible enough to drive an object weighing a few tons at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour across a human-filled landscape...'
Yeah, baby boomers are pure evil. The ones who reused bottles to get the deposit back versus the gen Xer generation who love to throw things away, buy fast fashion, get carried everywhere in a vehicle rather than walk, spend fortunes upgrading to the latest gadgets despite a perfectly good working model already in their possession. Spend fortunes importing foriegn and out of season produce like avacados, because loike, its sooooo lovely. The generation that loves to fly to far flung places for weekend breaks with the lads and lassies. etc etcLegacies are an interesting notion. Walking in Seattle yesterday I noticed a graffito scrawled angrily on a power substation fence: "boomers ****ed our planet and got fat doing it"
Now THAT's a recipe for over population. But the car must go.Life's getting better faster. We're the last crop of humans to (by which I mean people born in the 20th century) miss out on immortality. No one born after 2050 need die of preventable disease or aging.
I had hoped the article would provide some form of analysis of the relative level of emissions in the manufacture of EV v ICE vehicles. I know there are far few parts in an EV car, but the manufacture of batteries if highly "dirty" and EV cars have a far shorter life span than ICE vehicles. That means that more of them must be produced for replacements.Electric vehicles are the toys of the wealthy.....
The reality of Norway’s EV sales success is rooted in the simple fact that Norway has created an extremely distorted car market...www.zerohedge.com
You may not like it but there are a lot of people driving around who consider their car to be an extension of their home and plenty who don't realise the world whizzing past is real until they smash into something or someone.Says the man who has not owned a car in 20 years. You sound like a priest preaching about sex and marriage.
The windscreen like a TV screen. Indeed.
We are being led by a gang of twats. Showmen/women posing for the agendas. Remember when the Greens were elected in 2007 (I think it was) when John Gormley got in? His first day in the Dail had his picture cycling to the Dail all over the media. But his driver followed right behind in his car.This is the one issue I take personally and feel any plan to curb flying is an attack on me. I am not a jet setter my any means but I like to take a few weekend breaks away a year and have a night out in Cologne or Brussels a few times as well. I am always looking for deals and check Ryanair and other airlines sites regularly to the point where it may be becoming an obsession.
And now I read some want us to go back the 1940's. France and Holland want to up fuel costs and Germany wants to set a minimum seat cost (in all cases their main national carriers will be exempt or not as affected) Its OK for them with well connected trains but in Ireland we kind of need planes to go anywhere but the UK. If we are not careful we will return to hub airports and a cost for a flight to Paris will cost 300€