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AlwaysFSX

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    AlwaysFSX reacted to Kisai in In the US, life cycle emissions for EVs are 60-68% lower than gasoline.   
    Certain states/provinces will stop sale of the vehicles, they likely won't be banned outright. So that requires everyone to play ball.
     
    California always sets the standards for the North American continent, and Canada usually goes a little further after-the-fact.
     
    Australia/NZ, no idea.
     
    However I reasonably expect things are going to go like this:
    2025 - All two-axle non-hybrids will not be permitted to be imported.
    2030 - All vehicles under a certain size will be required to be full BEV. Large (eg 3/4 tonne (eg Ford F250, GM 2500, RAM 2500) vehicles will require a commercial vehicle driver's license (the same you'd need if the vehicle was a 10-person vehicle)
    2035 - All but multi-axle vehicles will be required to be EV.
     
    I don't reasonably see multi-axle vehicles being EV's. Not so much the power (EV's have far more power than an ICE), but the battery becomes unreasonably large and hard to keep cool with large vehicles, so what I actually see happening is a switch to biodiesel made from waste oils (which there is a LOT of out there) and these biodiesel fuels will be like 95% of all diesel.
     
    The other possibility, I don't see hydrogen taking off (at least not for small vehicles) because it has no benefits that make it better than batteries. It might have more application in colder climates and long-distance uses, but the reason why hydrogen has largely been a non-thing is that it has all the same problems as petrol(gasoline) and diesel. Storage and transportation of the fuel. Most fuel-hydrogen being generated today uses natural gas.
     
     
    Now, it may be possible that in the future, hydrogen fuel is simply generated from ocean water and *intense sarcasm* solve sea level rise in the process *end sarcasm*, but I kinda see this as something that goes along with desalinization and energy production at sea. eg it's far more likely that we will see hydrogen-fueled shipping at sea and car-ferries because there is no possibility of refueling or charging a ship in the middle of nowhere.
     
    So ships might be equipped with some small-scale solar/wind generators to to operate steering thrusters or store the excess energy as hydrogen or in a battery while parked, but might only be refueled with hydrogen at a port for the trip.
     
    Like, just to point it out, if a state or country brings in rules on carbon, ships and trains do not get a free pass. They might be delayed in switching over, but if they don't have a way to reduce their GHG while in port, they're going to be in trouble. Presently, Vancouver BC has a ShorePower system so that shipping ships/cruise-ships don't have to run their engines in port. This is apparently a booming industry.
     
    Anyhow. The writing is on the wall for most GHG-producing vehicles. Gas stations are being replaced because the land they sit on is worth more to developers than operating a gas station is. Legislation in many places will soon make buying ICE vehicles more expensive than an EV, and businesses always want to punch pennies, and will likely cycle out vehicles for hybrid or EV-only vehicles as their leases are returned.
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    AlwaysFSX reacted to atxcyclist in In the US, life cycle emissions for EVs are 60-68% lower than gasoline.   
    Probably not ignorant of EV news, but argumentative about EVs and prescribing solutions for everyone else without much experience. It’s someone that has never driven any real distance in a vehicle and doesn’t understand why anyone would ever do that; Just out of touch.
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    AlwaysFSX got a reaction from 711jrp in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    Theirs lasted far longer than it should have.
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    AlwaysFSX got a reaction from iDeFecZx in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    Well the units are stupid too.
    Would make a lot of sense now that you mention it.
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    AlwaysFSX got a reaction from PandaCopyRight in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    Well the units are stupid too.
    Would make a lot of sense now that you mention it.
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    AlwaysFSX got a reaction from TVwazhere in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    Y'all measure fuel mileage in L/100km, shut the fuck up panda
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    AlwaysFSX got a reaction from JoaoPRSousa in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    Well the units are stupid too.
    Would make a lot of sense now that you mention it.
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    AlwaysFSX got a reaction from JoaoPRSousa in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    Y'all measure fuel mileage in L/100km, shut the fuck up panda
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    AlwaysFSX got a reaction from JoaoPRSousa in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    Oooooooooooooh that would sound glorious.
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    AlwaysFSX reacted to Oskar94a in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    Look at that, I've completed the front end of the chassis and mounted the rear spring.

     

     

    Rear spring and the shackles  for mounting the diff/rear axle. 
     
  12. Funny
    AlwaysFSX reacted to Bitter in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    I just like screwing with Porch owners.
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    AlwaysFSX got a reaction from 711jrp in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    Porsche are just squished Beetles.
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    AlwaysFSX got a reaction from LauriHimself in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    Gesundheit.
    Besser als meine Deutsch
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    AlwaysFSX got a reaction from RevoltTrain in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    We expect shipments within 6-12 work days.
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    AlwaysFSX got a reaction from bcredeur97 in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    We expect shipments within 6-12 work days.
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    AlwaysFSX got a reaction from Benji in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    We expect shipments within 6-12 work days.
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    AlwaysFSX reacted to vetali in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    Read on reddit about some guy that was/is an EMT and responded to a low speed (I think it was 25mph) rear end accident. Dudes laptop went flying and somehow hit him in the back of the neck and severed his brain stem. Laptop straight up BSOD'd the dude.
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    AlwaysFSX got a reaction from PandaCopyRight in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    Fuck I want some fruit loops now.
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    AlwaysFSX got a reaction from JoaoPRSousa in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    Fuck I want some fruit loops now.
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    AlwaysFSX got a reaction from JoaoPRSousa in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    They haven't been found yet.
    Gotta say that walking around on the green is a surprising amount of exercise when you're playing for a few hours. Shouldn't be your only exercise. But it's not bad.
     
    I should definitely look at getting back to golfing one of these..years. Lol.
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    AlwaysFSX got a reaction from cacoe in Static safe building environment   
    It very much is, you sometimes have to be pretty blatant with static to damage something and even then, not a huge deal most of the time. This is from someone who has yet to kill hardware being in high static environments, on carpet.
     
    @OP, touch your power supply / case with the power supply installed every once in a while and you should be perfectly fine. Hardware is grounded for a reason.
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    AlwaysFSX got a reaction from bcredeur97 in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    Great way to extend the life of the car.
    Hahahahahahahahaha.

    Wagons are stupid.
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    AlwaysFSX got a reaction from bcredeur97 in Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   
    Okay but imagine taking one of those old Civics and doing an EV swap on one of them, that'd be pretty legit imho.
     
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