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    Stupid Bullshite politicians espouse before an Election.

    Yes, we love to hate them, but some elected officials really speak shite sometimes.

    Case in point ... in the USA, the Democrats and the 'the green new deal'

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    Australia is coming up for an election soon and the Party, most likely to be in control is looking at
    mandating this ...

    50% of new cars to be electric vehicles by 2030 under Labor climate change policy

    https://www.theguardian.com/australi...-change-policy

    So, just what percentage of cars on Australian roads are EV's (Electric vehicles)?

    20%?

    10%?

    Surely there must be at least 5%

    Nope

    2% ... getting warmer.

    1% ... almost there

    Actually 0.2% of the cars on Australian roads are EV's.

    Yet the incoming government want to mandate that to 50% in 10 years.

    What is the cheapest EV available today in Australia?

    Priced from AUD $44,990 for the base ‘elite’ model, the new Hyundai is the cheapest electric car on sale in Australia.
    https://arena.gov.au/blog/australias...-within-weeks/
    Now, consider that the Toyota Corolla Ascent is $24,370 ... a little more then 1/2 the price of the cheapest EV available.

    More BS for the Pollies that 1/2 of Australia will be driving EV's within 10 years.


    Me? I have a Family car that runs on LPG.

    Solar roof panels and haven't had an electric bill for more then 4 years, we have a vege patch ... I'm saving the planet.

    Fuck these grandstanding Pollies who spout out BS come election time
    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    Nanny knows best.

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    Maybe that's a brilliant opportunity for some Aussie politician to get the agency for all those electric cars the Chinkies will be making (from stolen Western designs, obviously).

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    It says 50% of NEW cars. What's wrong with that? That's a manufacturing thing. It's not saying 50% of ALL cars need to be electric. Many countries now have these policies. It's a sensible and responsible approach to the problems caused by burning fossil fuels. Nobody's coming to take your car away, chill!
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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Yes, we love to hate them, but some elected officials really speak shite sometimes.

    Case in point ... in the USA, the Democrats and the 'the green new deal'

    ---

    Australia is coming up for an election soon and the Party, most likely to be in control is looking at
    mandating this ...

    50% of new cars to be electric vehicles by 2030 under Labor climate change policy

    https://www.theguardian.com/australi...-change-policy

    So, just what percentage of cars on Australian roads are EV's (Electric vehicles)?

    20%?

    10%?

    Surely there must be at least 5%

    Nope

    2% ... getting warmer.

    1% ... almost there

    Actually 0.2% of the cars on Australian roads are EV's.

    Yet the incoming government want to mandate that to 50% in 10 years.

    What is the cheapest EV available today in Australia?



    Now, consider that the Toyota Corolla Ascent is $24,370 ... a little more then 1/2 the price of the cheapest EV available.

    More BS for the Pollies that 1/2 of Australia will be driving EV's within 10 years.


    Me? I have a Family car that runs on LPG.

    Solar roof panels and haven't had an electric bill for more then 4 years, we have a vege patch ... I'm saving the planet.

    Fuck these grandstanding Pollies who spout out BS come election time
    Shoulda thought of that before electing them; could have elected the other fools instead!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    EV's
    how many lithium mines are getting constructed or engineered at the moment in Australia ?
    maybe Australia should be manufacturing batteries , and heaven to betsy , manufacturing some electric vehicles

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    how many lithium mines are getting constructed or engineered at the moment in Australia ?
    maybe Australia should be manufacturing batteries , and heaven to betsy , manufacturing some electric vehicles
    You mean actually make something? Why do that? Look how many of todays successful countries started out by exporting services. Hold on... I'll think of one in a minute.

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