A mate of mine is a digger driver, and they had a mini JCB digger on the site of one of the house building projects he was working on.
How ridiculous to have such a planning condition especially as it's not workable in the real world at the moment, will be a very very long time before technology is advanced enough to have proper elec plant machinery that has the lasting power they requireA mate of mine is a digger driver, and they had a mini JCB digger on the site of one of the house building projects he was working on.
Apparently it was a condition of them getting the planning permission for the site.
Anyway, he said the electric digger lasted only a hour before it had to go on charge for another 16. After the hour they went back to the usual ones.
Kinda defeats the object!
I rather think that I am a little more optimistic about the future. Nothing changes over-night and there will be an evolution of the infrastructure for such a monumental change. Reading the motoring press (as one does), it is clear that charging points will appear as the demand grows; it's not a chicken and egg situation; pure evolution. Of course owners of electric cars will have to pay for the privilege and the costs will end up on a par with current ICE - powered cars. It is not about costs and I have been the biggest 'anti-electric' move for years; having driven a couple of early Nissan Leafs; which did nothing to sell the idea to me.A few years ago didn't they used to worry when evening came and lights, ovens and kettles all switched on at the same time. What will happen when everyone gets home at 6, plugs in their car and then carried out the above regime. We haven't built any nuclear stations, are winding down fossil fuel power generation and have nowhere near enough wind or sun generation. So buying it in will continue to increase in quantity and cost.
A little like the theft of catalytic converters. Except that charging cables are cheaper and don't damage the rest of the car when taken.In my news feed this morning about the rising theft of charging cables I know I shouldn't but the schoolboy in me it made me chuckle.
And don’t get me started on the scummy benefit claiments who never did a hard days work in their life. I’m not saying all, been there before, but walking around the streets mid afternoon any day of the week. Wait, there’s a rant thread for this....Schools should put the kids on giant hamster wheels for an hour a day. The grid gets a top up, the kids get fit, and teach gets a rest; I'm sure that Greta's followers would be queuing up to do their bit
Aha, ideal candidates for the wheel; the faster they go the more they earn!And don’t get me started on the scummy benefit claiments who never did a hard days work in their life. I’m not saying all, been there before, but walking around the streets mid afternoon any day of the week. Wait, there’s a rant thread for this....