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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Then you're incredibly short-sighted. Battery life is increasing exponentially due to nanotechnology and materials science.
    I actually work for a living and pay a light bill. Can I afford it to be tripled? Um, no, I can't.

    Do you even pay a light bill? Hell, do you even have a job?



    Less than a century ago you could have said the same thing about an automobile. That invention turned out to be pretty successful in the long run, yes?
    Were horses banned? Or, did they fall by the wayside, because of progress? hmm? Got an answer that isn't chock-a-block full of Libbo talking points?

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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I actually work for a living and pay a light bill. Can I afford it to be tripled? Um, no, I can't.
    What in the holy mother of **** does this have to do with ANYTHING? We're talking about cars.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst
    Do you even pay a light bill? Hell, do you even have a job?
    Normally modesty prevents me from saying this, but since you continually raise the issue: I earn six figures, work for a very well-known Fortune 500 company, and have an MBA from a prestigious business school that would never accept a buffoon like you. So instead of trying to make the conversation about me, why don't you stick to the subject.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst
    Were horses banned? Or, did they fall by the wayside, because of progress? hmm? Got an answer that isn't chock-a-block full of Libbo talking points?
    They fell by the wayside due to progress, then were banned (at least in most big cities). And the same will eventually happen with the traditional automobile.
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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    What in the holy mother of **** does this have to do with ANYTHING? We're talking about cars.



    Normally modesty prevents me from saying this, but since you continually raise the issue: I earn six figures, work for a very well-known consulting company, and have an MBA from a prestigious business school that would never accept a buffoon like you. So instead of trying to make the conversation about me, why don't you stick to the subject.



    They fell by the wayside due to progress, then were banned (at least in most big cities). And the same will eventually happen with the traditional automobile.
    OK! You're 20 y/o and make six figures, with an MBA, as a consultant.


    Suuuuuure you do!!!!


    Whatever, dude!

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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    OK! You're 20 y/o and make six figures, with an MBA, as a consultant.


    Suuuuuure you do!!!!


    Whatever, dude!
    Uhh I'm 27. In any case, I'm done responding to your infantile ****. When you care to discuss the subject at hand, then we'll talk.
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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    A golf cart.
    they have those here now. It's called the Chevy Volt

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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Uhh I'm 27. In any case, I'm done responding to your infantile ****. When you care to discuss the subject at hand, then we'll talk.
    Right! Right! Right! I believe you're a child phenom. I totally buy into it!

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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I actually work for a living and pay a light bill. Can I afford it to be tripled? Um, no, I can't.

    Do you even pay a light bill? Hell, do you even have a job?





    Were horses banned? Or, did they fall by the wayside, because of progress? hmm? Got an answer that isn't chock-a-block full of Libbo talking points?
    Uhh, you realize the electricity used would be cheaper than the gasoline you would have purchased for the same trip, right?

    Per-unit of work, an electric motor is far more efficient than an internal combustion engine. Even if the electricity is coming from a fossil fuel power plant, you still win out because the generators at a power plant are more efficient than your car's engine. Your car only extracts about 25% of the energy in gasoline as motive force, the rest is waste heat.
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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This actually isn't JUST about being Green.

    European cities in general, were built long before the advent of the Motor Vehicle. As more and more cars hit the roads in European countries, cities are pushed to the limit in congestion.

    Cities like London simply cannot handle the amount of cars that plow through it every day.

    I support this measure.

    We have to change the way we do things. Sorry but we do.

    Those who want to live in the past. Enjoy it. History will leave you behind.
    I think it will work well in Europe... all the public transit.. but will they let buses drive in the city?

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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Driving through downtown london
    Exactly my reaction too.. but their best ones are when the leave the UK. I liked the one they did in America and South Africa..

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    Re: EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Uhh, you realize the electricity used would be cheaper than the gasoline you would have purchased for the same trip, right?

    Per-unit of work, an electric motor is far more efficient than an internal combustion engine. Even if the electricity is coming from a fossil fuel power plant, you still win out because the generators at a power plant are more efficient than your car's engine. Your car only extracts about 25% of the energy in gasoline as motive force, the rest is waste heat.
    But, is it practical?

    I mean, if it were so awesome, the government wouldn't have to mandate it's use. Yes?

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