MotorheadJust to add to the EV debate - and something I think we've touch on before - I think the increasing availability and use of EVs is a given. However I'm not totally convinced that BEVs are the way to go, despite the fact that governments in general and the industry are heading in that direction. In terms of infrastructure and mind-set we have currently with hydrocarbon-fuelled vehicles, hydrogen-powered vehicles would appear to be a superior solution. Here's an interesting BBC News piece on the subject: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50212037 The Chinese in particular are very enthusiastic EV adopters and it's pertinent to note that: The Chinese government has a target of more than a million fuel cell vehicles on Chinese roads by 2020, serviced by over a thousand hydrogen refuelling stations. To that end, Beijing has reduced subsidies to the battery sector and, in 2018 alone, invested $12.5bn on fuel cell technology and related subsidies. There are of course safety concerns with the use of hydrogen in vehicles, but this is being addressed. The production of hydrogen also requires significant energy consumption but this can be negated - at least in part - by using renewable resources, and you can argue that the production and recycling of batteries also requires significant energy consumption and the mining of raw materials, although hydrogen-powered vehicles do of course require a battery. All just my tuppence worth of course. I'm sure that like Brexit, the debate will continue for years to come. Jeff
BJ InnesNo apologies necessary regarding discussing the EV and hydrogen propulsion topic on my thread. Certainly a good idea to have a dedicated thread on the forum for this rapidly evolving subject. You would be the ideal author to kick-off this topic on a new thread. Brian
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