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    Quote Originally Posted by spudfan View Post
    Anyone telling you they are buying an EV to ensure a better future for their children would need to have a look at the birth defects among the local children. I watched this from the point of view of being a parent and it was a sobering look.
    Yes but those local children are not THEIR children, those are African children so really - what you can't see / refuse to look at isn't a problem eh.

    Yes sarcasm, but also the way the world is.
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    Drove the Disco to Western Districts Monday and back last night One tank $120 of fuel and a little left after 800 km. Going back for another chemo, immunotherapy dose taxi ride next week and again and again and .. 3 months of it I must have been a naughty kid!


    I will take the ev this week as I can If needed spend the time to charge my daily drive, MGxsEv, short range260 km, was never meant to replace the Disco.

    The changes in cancer treatment from just radio therapy, Chemo therapy for my mum 25 year ago to the current seriously new immunotherapy treatment is an evolution as much as the options we might have. My flow batteries at work saved my bacon during Fridays Power outages. Just lent several hundred vaccines to other places that tossed all of theirs in the bin.

    Stuff changes. Adaption and evolution do not have to be painful.

    Cancer treatment is sadly still PITA plus.

    Just in case you think I have become a missery guts I went for a run. 10KM- Along the beach. Over here and around ...
    I have heard of drivers, bikes and runners drawing pics. Mine was a hoot I think

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    Ouch "OPEC and Russia won’t expand oil output faster, in a rebuff to President Biden." Link Fuel prices are not getting cheaper any time soon!


    On the down side for my little EV (No bothered myself) 7963km total traveled for tax charge to Vic Roads.. $68.95

    About 2000 new km for TAX sorry
    OUCH THAT hurt not zip servicing cost. Zero$ re charging. I hate my ev

    Servicing the Disco next week. I should be scared. I remember humming "Always Look on the Bright side of life" paying for it in the past


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    Quote Originally Posted by spudfan View Post
    Anyone telling you they are buying an EV to ensure a better future for their children would need to have a look at the birth defects among the local children. I watched this from the point of view of being a parent and it was a sobering look. Then are other issues raised but being a parent that really hit home.
    It's not just cars but clothes too. How G20 nations like Australia are contributing to premature deaths from air pollution globally - ABC News
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    Quote Originally Posted by VladTepes View Post
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    Beautiful part of the world.

    Your mission, should you choose to accept it - is to run a path to make a fairy pattern or a fairy penguin pattern. Take your pick
    I prefer the bruces of the deep myself.. They use penguins for tooth flossing big bruisers and very misunderstood


    Got a receipt for the EV tax. 2.5cents per km traveled. I can live with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    I've never been an early adopter and at the moment there isn't an electric vehicle that meets my needs.

    If you really want a 'green' vehicle lets go back to making them a 'durable' rather than a 'consumable'. Oh, hang on , I'm running old Land Rovers.....


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    This. I used to be an early adopter, mainly in IT and electronics stuff for 20 years. Can't say that it was a big problem but I bought into stuff that didn't make it (beta vs vhs anyone?) In any case, I have grown to be a bit more conservative and I do believe EV's should not have been pushed into the mainstream BEFORE the battery and charging issues were properly solved. It's the same with lighting and other "green energy" things. I'll give it one example and then let it rest before we digress to far: LED lights have a (sometimes much) lower CRI (colour rendering index) and personally, in my basement it does not really matter I guess but where I live I like "good" light. Also, a LED is a bunch of chemicals and metals brought together in a small form factor that is likely not going to be recycled or is not easy to do so in the first place. Looking at the outgoing standard: the incandescent lightbulb, it's glass, metal and vacuum. (a bit of glue perhaps for the base) all stuff that is very easy to recycle.

    Way more recyclable and much easier on the eyes. Surely if we have our energy needs taken care of in the "greenest" possibly way, we should be switching back right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    at the moment there isn't an electric vehicle that meets my needs.
    Here you go, gromit. I reckon I'd get in, but being an old fart, getting out may be fun.

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    Got my British sports car EV (NOT) to Port Fairy in 3 slow steps- SLOW charge in Geelong, Colac, Warrnambool. It was not fully charged before i left. The Fast charge I had planned was off line leaving me a bit stuffed Note my car is NOT a long range big battery type

    Mum to Chemo win.

    With just 3/4 charge from a power point over night, I took an alternate route home. Came home via Ballarat as a few fast charge options RACV /charge fox. First time I have been able to pay for power! Invoice was "Charging for 52mins, 36.20kWh @ $0.40/kWh $14.48"

    Trip back home was much quicker doing that. Just one 60min stop and chat with my sister was much much better I think.

    Government suggesting a big increase in chargers sounded great "the federal government will partner with the private sector to fund 50,000 charging stations in Australian homes,.... " was not news I wanted. Happy to pay for my fuel just need place that I can do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saitch View Post
    Here you go, gromit. I reckon I'd get in, but being an old fart, getting out may be fun.

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    Looks like he will be standing there for a while doing F all and wasting time.
    That wouldn’t suit many.
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