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Socoder -> Off Topic -> Save The Planet - Be Vegan

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Posted : Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 14:50
GfK
F1 driver Lewis Hamilton turns vegan - to save the planet. Said without a jot of irony! Linkage
Posted : Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 14:50
steve_ancell
Says the one that boots F1 cars around a track for a living!
Posted : Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 14:55
GfK
Not just that - you seen the logistics behind F1? It's fucking colossal. Hundreds of trucks, planes, even shiploads of gear travelling all around the world for 8 months every year. And that's saying nothing about the hundreds of thousands of fans who travel to each of the 20+ races every year.

Kind of puts a couple of farting cows into perspective.
Posted : Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 14:57
steve_ancell
And the local greenies have the cheek to slag me off for driving a Diesel, I should show those twats that link.
Posted : Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 15:06
Jayenkai
Don’t... they’ll complain that you arent offsetting your diesel usage by becoming a vegan...

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Posted : Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 15:12
steve_ancell
They should be careful what they wish for, my arse gives off enough gas as it is without being vegan.
Posted : Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 16:47
GfK
Just say "its biodiesel -it eats the same shit that you do".
Posted : Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 16:58
steve_ancell
In this case it also gets recycled as food for sewer rats.
Posted : Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 17:00
steve_ancell
It's a good thing that I banned smoking in the car, when I let one out in the car it's worse than WMDs.
Posted : Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 23:26
Dabz
Not big on the vegan front myself... But after Terry Turbo Tits (My Nissan Juke), I'm going to nab myself a Leaf I think:-


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The extended range of the battery is good enough for me, will get me to work and back, plenty of room on the drive for a charge point, and if it's the same charge price as the old leaf's, that'll roll in at about £3.65 per 255 mile or something!

So it is worth thinking about...

Oh, and I have already thought of a name for it... Nigel!

Dabz

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Posted : Thursday, 21 September 2017, 00:59
steve_ancell
You're forgetting something Mike, the battery rental charge goes on top of that. With the way it's all going at the moment, I can't see these EVs catching on anytime soon. They need to be further developing hydrogen production and fuel-cell technology for the EV revoloution to get going.
Posted : Thursday, 21 September 2017, 01:08
steve_ancell
I reckon we should all get a load of rotting vegetables, mush them down and use the resulting gas as fuel, the crusties can't moan about that.
Posted : Thursday, 21 September 2017, 01:27
GfK
Volvo don't agree. They're stopping production of petrol/diesel cars in the next 3 years. I think they're a bit early to be honest. Until you can get a decent range out of a single charge i.e. 300+ miles, it's no use to anyone expect old folk who only nip to Aldi once a week.
Posted : Thursday, 21 September 2017, 04:33
GfK
Random thought.... I wonder if he's going to change his name to Lewis Saladilton?
Posted : Thursday, 21 September 2017, 05:39
Dabz
Oh, I know about the battery... But some of us can get it on lease for nowt if you have a brother well up in the plant!

Dabz

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Posted : Thursday, 21 September 2017, 05:58
Jayenkai
Doesn't the rental entitle you to free charge-point usage, or something?!

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Posted : Thursday, 21 September 2017, 06:04
Dabz
Yeah, you get a charge point at your house, either a socket, or a one on the drive that you just drive over and it does it itself through the ether.

Dabz

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Posted : Thursday, 21 September 2017, 06:06
Jayenkai
No, I meant when you're out and about. The public charge points are free for you, aren't they?

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Posted : Thursday, 21 September 2017, 06:08
Dabz
Oh... misread... yeah, there's places you can charge your car, like shopping centre car parks etc etc

The word is, they are going to tap into the network of street lights, if there's one next to a kerb where you can park... it's good to go to plug into.

Dabz

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Posted : Thursday, 21 September 2017, 06:12
Jayenkai
Pretty much a "Pay for the Engine, not the Petrol" kinda scenario.
Given the rising price of petrol, and the falling price of batteries, I know which I'd pay for!!

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Posted : Thursday, 21 September 2017, 07:59
GfK
A litre of fuel currently costs about £1.20. Of that, 20p is VAT, and 57.95p is fuel duty. You'll pay that on petrol, diesel, or biodiesel.

Once everyone's gone electric, do you seriously think the government are going to suffer losing almost 65% of the cost of a litre of petrol that they would have been making out of us for doing absolutely fuck-all?? Electricity prices will go through the roof.

Them fuckers are raking in £billions every week from motorists and they're not going to just let it go. Sure we might be saving the planet, but our pocket won't know what's hit it.
Posted : Thursday, 21 September 2017, 08:04
Jayenkai
Don't worry, they'll dump the taxes elsewhere. Sugar-Tax seems to be a fun one for them to play with, at the minute. :\

They can't exactly tax electricity. And if they do try such a shitty thing, you can guarantee there'll be a huge uptake in Solar!!!
They'll have to find some other way to fuck us all.
...
... They've probably already got the plan in action.

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Posted : Thursday, 21 September 2017, 08:13
GfK

They can't exactly tax electricity


They already do tax electricity at 5%.
Posted : Thursday, 21 September 2017, 08:24
Dabz
Well, if I can save a bit cash before it goes crackers... then that'll do me!

Dabz

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Posted : Thursday, 21 September 2017, 09:01
Jayenkai
Yeah, I kinda meant "To the insane limits of alcohol, cigarettes, fuel, etc."
They daren't.
People would go ballistic!

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