- Sep 21, 2013
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1973 Grande #1 looong time ago
1970 Sportsroof #2 almost as long
1971 Sportsroof M-code #3 needs money
2008 GT #4 where the money went
That's one of the theoretical bonuses of an EV culture. All energy production produces some form of pollution, but the trick is to minimize it. As far as I recall, one of the downsides to an ICE efficiency-wise is having to operate well at many rpm levels. This compromises its maximum efficiency and emission control. If all that power generation is shifted to a single powerplant, it is easier to achieve the most efficiency and controlling emissions becomes easier. In a simplistic sense, it is similar to Henry Fords assembly line and economies of scale. Perfect each step or process and eliminate waste instead of having everyone doing everything and constantly speeding up, slowing down or changing tasks.It is difficult to avoid politics. Politics influences and controls most aspects our lives and one would be delusional to assume it can be ignored. On the subject of Evs and renewables my analysis is that there is no free lunch when it comes to energy. There are always negative consequences no matter what source is powering our lives.
I'm probably a bit greener than most on this forum, but I have no illusions about climate change. If mankind has contributed to it, it will take a century to see a reversal of our effects. That's if we pull out all the stops and change how we think. And also if the constant economic/population growth do not eat up everybody of progress we can make.
Regardless of anyone's belief on natural or man-made climate change, thongs are changing. Sea levels are rising. Miami, New York and Indonesia are starting to see significant effects. If we do not prepare for that, what is going to happen in 50 years when large populations have to move? Where is that money going to come from? The costs from permanent flooding and subsidence are going to be astronomical. I see a new construction boom for those that can afford to get out and a social and environmental disaster as the municipalitiesy/buildings affected are abandoned (you don't really think the owners of afflicted high rises in Miami are going to voluntarily pay to tear them down?)
There is so much more to this than a simple thing like EVs.
I, for one, am not optimistic.
I'd really rather talk about DEVO...