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Re: Would you buy an electric car?
« Reply #510 on: Jun 16, 2024, 02:20:28 PM »
The EU and US want to protect their own car industry because the Chinese are subsidising their export EVs to put western car manufacturers out of business on a large scale and buy them up, like they did with MG and others I can't recall.. They are getting ready for a war in the China sea.

I would now only buy an electric car even if it had nothing to do with climate change. Absolutely love ours and they are ideal for old people especially!

 

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Re: Would you buy an electric car?
« Reply #511 on: Jun 16, 2024, 09:20:26 PM »
The EU and US want to protect their own car industry because the Chinese are subsidising their export EVs to put western car manufacturers out of business on a large scale and buy them up, like they did with MG and others I can't recall.. They are getting ready for a war in the China sea.

I would now only buy an electric car even if it had nothing to do with climate change. Absolutely love ours and they are ideal for old people especially!


So are we not back to profit above climate change?
Governments want their citizens to go electric and pay top $ for doing so.
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Re: Would you buy an electric car?
« Reply #512 on: Jun 17, 2024, 10:38:35 AM »
Chinese industry are major polluters. Shipping stuff half way around the world isn't good either.
And would you prefer the chinese had all the jobs?

Instead, the returns from the import tariffs on  Chinese subsidised cars can be used to give government incentives or subsidies to western made cars or industry!
I got about €3k off the price of mine 1.5 years ago. And now I don't have to think about fuel costs any more (or the politics of buying it from abroad) because it's a small fraction of what petrol used to cost us.

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Re: Would you buy an electric car?
« Reply #513 on: Jun 17, 2024, 09:07:20 PM »
Chinese industry are major polluters. Shipping stuff half way around the world isn't good either.
And would you prefer the chinese had all the jobs?

Instead, the returns from the import tariffs on  Chinese subsidised cars can be used to give government incentives or subsidies to western made cars or industry!
I got about €3k off the price of mine 1.5 years ago. And now I don't have to think about fuel costs any more (or the politics of buying it from abroad) because it's a small fraction of what petrol used to cost us.


The tariffs though are nothing to do with “shipping goods around the world” or their pollution. Where would this world be without China’s production lines?
This is about the the end user (us) paying more.
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Re: Would you buy an electric car?
« Reply #514 on: Jun 24, 2024, 10:49:16 PM »
Combustion engines polluting.
Electric vehicle batteries exploding.

What are Governments going to recommend next, back to push bikes 😂


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Re: Would you buy an electric car?
« Reply #515 on: Jun 24, 2024, 10:55:37 PM »
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Re: Would you buy an electric car?
« Reply #516 on: Jun 25, 2024, 09:49:26 AM »

The tariffs though are nothing to do with “shipping goods around the world” or their pollution. Where would this world be without China’s production lines?
This is about the the end user (us) paying more.
So is it right that there are at least 27 huge factories in 9 Chinese provinces using slave labour to produce the goods that the west clamour for? My figures were for 2020 so those figures would have risen considerably since then.
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Re: Would you buy an electric car?
« Reply #517 on: Jun 25, 2024, 02:20:46 PM »
So is it right that there are at least 27 huge factories in 9 Chinese provinces using slave labour to produce the goods that the west clamour for? My figures were for 2020 so those figures would have risen considerably since then.


The West & the rest knows what goes on in China BUT they still trade with them.
The alternative is?
Sanction China & this world would grind to a halt.
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Re: Would you buy an electric car?
« Reply #518 on: Jun 28, 2024, 11:13:05 AM »
Increase import duties and put the unemployed to work. Locals AND immigrants!
The minimum wage forces people to buy Chinese goods.

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Re: Would you buy an electric car?
« Reply #519 on: Jun 28, 2024, 05:27:28 PM »
Not all the car fires have been from electric vehicles, but a mixture of the other powered cars too

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Re: Would you buy an electric car?
« Reply #520 on: Jun 28, 2024, 06:19:43 PM »
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Re: Would you buy an electric car?
« Reply #521 on: Jun 28, 2024, 09:57:08 PM »
Statistically Electric cars are less prone to catch fire than Petrol ones.
If they do catch fire, it is very difficult to put them out.

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Re: Would you buy an electric car?
« Reply #522 on: Jun 28, 2024, 11:18:21 PM »
Statistically Electric cars are less prone to catch fire than Petrol ones.
If they do catch fire, it is very difficult to put them out.


EV’s are the new kids on the block in comparison to petrol engines. Time will tell just like time told us about Diesel engines.
Manufacturers & Governments knew the score but still promoted them to us all.
I’ve been looking at EVs for the last couple of years now. No doubt one will be my next vehicle but I’m in no rush.
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Re: Would you buy an electric car?
« Reply #523 on: Jun 29, 2024, 09:40:21 AM »
 
 Various makers now claim new battery tech in the pipeline. here is one:

Toyota Touts Solid State EV Batteries With 932-Mile Range, 10-Minute Charging by 2027

 https://uk.pcmag.com/cars-auto/147312/toyota-touts-solid-state-evs-with-932-mile-range-10-minute-charging-by-2027

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Re: Would you buy an electric car?
« Reply #524 on: Jun 29, 2024, 04:09:39 PM »
Might be due new car by 2017, if we are still around and driving