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I know it's a long way off but i guess at some point with all this electric this and electric that do you worry what the future holds for you babies. I have my cortina and a 90 ford cargo and a little newer mk2 iveco daily and i often wonder if at some point they end up on the scrap heap. 

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I have been thinking about this as well but from a slightly different angle . My everyday Ford Focus is on it's last legs and I have been looking at buying a newish Focus to last me until they ban new internal combustion engined vehicles from being manufactured . I have read a few articles by supposedley knowledgeable people saying that the petrol/diesel companies are looking to convert their petrol stations to mass electric charging areas . Some people say the government hasn't said they will ban petrol/diesel being sold but as more and more electric vehicles come into use the need for traditional petrol stations will rapidly drop . The places where you can buy fuel will start putting their prices up and gradually force us to go electric . 

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2 hours ago, bugsntinas said:

I know it's a long way off but i guess at some point with all this electric this and electric that do you worry what the future holds for you babies. I have my cortina and a 90 ford cargo and a little newer mk2 iveco daily and i often wonder if at some point they end up on the scrap heap. 

 

If that's the case, why are prices of everything going through the roof? I don't understand it?

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If I'm lucky I can drive for approximately another 20 years ( my mother died when only 3 years older than I am now & my father 8 both from forms of cancer), rumour has it, It will be approximately 10 years be for new ic vehicles cease production with another ten for the supply of fossil fuel to end.

This is only for non commercial vehicles as lorries & diesel electric trains especially can't carry the loads or cover the distance expected of them now due to the size/amount of batteries required.

Bring on the washing machine powered wonders I say, leaves more petrol for me.

The motor industry was recently reported to be running scared re failing sales (profits) of electric vehicles  especially fleet/lcv segment as customer grants are dropping & people are becoming savvy to the real world costs/limitations.

 

I know people who work in the back rooms of this technology & they report that the technology can't meet the customer &  environmental demands now let alone for the "deadline" & that the tree huggers are siding more & more with people like us who keep older not just classic vehicles in use, as whatever fuel source a vehicle uses the carbon footprint of building & in many cases shipping them halfway round the planet ( cause its "better " for the profit margin ,err I meen planet) is no different wether ic or electric & takes over 10 years to be offset.

More & more research is swinging towards hydrogen fuel cells than electric to enable a match to present customer usage demands.

Call me Greta's worse nightmare but personally I don't give a ., 3 of mine already run on lpg & the rest are easily converted, which by the way is a byproduct & better for the environment!

 

The planet won't die the human race will & that's what scares the rich & powerful.

I think that before global warming wipes us out it will more likely be one meglamaniac with beliefs that differ from another or another Corona type virus that will bring the cockroaches to the top of the food chain.

 

& The last thing the oil companies & middle Eastern countries want is an end to the ic engine.

 

Anyway don't worry as according to news reports E10 will have forced all the old cars of the road by the end of the month like E5,unleaded,locusts & pestilence was going to before that.

 

Long live the V8 !!!!!

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