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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 01 Jul 19 5.44pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

That brought back memories that I'd long forgotten about. I used to go to school in Kingston and often caught the trolleybus from New Malden to Kingston

Croydon swapped trams for trolley buses thinking them more practical. They then found the pantographs kept jumping off the lines and eventually gave up with them.

Now we are back to trams, sadly all the old tracks were ripped up long ago so it was much harder than it could have been to get them back in place.

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 01 Jul 19 8.29pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Mapletree

Croydon swapped trams for trolley buses thinking them more practical. They then found the pantographs kept jumping off the lines and eventually gave up with them.

Now we are back to trams, sadly all the old tracks were ripped up long ago so it was much harder than it could have been to get them back in place.

Trivia
Did you know?
The number of the first tram of the new service was the next from the last trolley bus number when they ceased.
Cool or what

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 01 Jul 19 9.14pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

Trivia
Did you know?
The number of the first tram of the new service was the next from the last trolley bus number when they ceased.
Cool or what

I like that.

 


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View Mr Palaceman's Profile Mr Palaceman Flag 01 Jul 19 10.10pm Send a Private Message to Mr Palaceman Add Mr Palaceman as a friend

Electric cars are a big con. Highly unsustainable. Expensive and a nightmare to dispose of or sell on.

Another environmental disaster waiting to happen.Like the move to Diesel.

I always find it funny, that people will put up with an inferior product if they think it's cool. Tesla and Beats Audio are prime examples.

 


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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 01 Jul 19 10.38pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by YT

I like that.

So do I. Excellent trivia.

 

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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 01 Jul 19 10.43pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by Mr Palaceman

Electric cars are a big con. Highly unsustainable. Expensive and a nightmare to dispose of or sell on.

Another environmental disaster waiting to happen.Like the move to Diesel.

I always find it funny, that people will put up with an inferior product if they think it's cool. Tesla and Beats Audio are prime examples.

I should like to see some science on relative environmental effects. I am told good EVs are great to drive. The new 60+ KWh cars start to look pretty practical.

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 02 Jul 19 5.24am Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Mapletree

I should like to see some science on relative environmental effects. I am told good EVs are great to drive. The new 60+ KWh cars start to look pretty practical.

And there are 1000s of charging points for 1000s of future cars.
NOT.
And how is the power for all of these charging points generated?
Bath water and baby come to mind!

 

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View JohnB's Profile JohnB Flag 02 Jul 19 6.31am Send a Private Message to JohnB Add JohnB as a friend

Until they have one with the range of a diesel car there is no way I could get one.

I'm not sure how much they cost to run in comparison to gas cars, but you can only claim 4p per mile for business in comparison to 45p/40p for gas. That doesn't sound to me like it would cover the cost.

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 02 Jul 19 8.13am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by JohnB

Until they have one with the range of a diesel car there is no way I could get one.

I'm not sure how much they cost to run in comparison to gas cars, but you can only claim 4p per mile for business in comparison to 45p/40p for gas. That doesn't sound to me like it would cover the cost.

Are you sure as my understanding is that the same rates apply to electric as conventional cars

 

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View JohnB's Profile JohnB Flag 02 Jul 19 8.30am Send a Private Message to JohnB Add JohnB as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

Are you sure as my understanding is that the same rates apply to electric as conventional cars

Yup: [Link]

*caveat - hybrids count as gas rates

Now I've typed this I've noticed it says company cars and not private cars used for business which is what I do so need to look that one up.

Edited by JohnB (02 Jul 2019 8.30am)

Edited by JohnB (02 Jul 2019 8.32am)

 

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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 02 Jul 19 8.52am Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

And there are 1000s of charging points for 1000s of future cars.
NOT.
And how is the power for all of these charging points generated?
Bath water and baby come to mind!

On average more efficiently than using a small petrol or Diesel engine.

The infrastructure will come quickly now the cars are improving. In any case town dwellers can use their domestic supply. They just need access to an ICE car if doing longer runs.

 

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View becky's Profile becky Flag over the moon 02 Jul 19 9.04am Send a Private Message to becky Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add becky as a friend

Originally posted by Mapletree

On average more efficiently than using a small petrol or Diesel engine.

The infrastructure will come quickly now the cars are improving. In any case town dwellers can use their domestic supply. They just need access to an ICE car if doing longer runs.

Can be difficult if you live on the 9th floor......

 


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