1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Ford Bridgend plant to close in 2020

Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by bob 6600, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. ajlsl600

    ajlsl600 Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,691
    Likes Received:
    863
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2013
    Location:
    france
    Your Mercedes:
    clk3202001,sl6002003 with everything,A class 170cdi auto
    in my view this is why for the time being fossil/electric is a decent compromise but we are going to get taxed out of the little remaining fossil sooner rather than later. right now my understanding ,if we all had electric cars plugged in charging the grid would blow a fuse .. no ?
     
    Blobcat likes this.
  2. malcolm210

    malcolm210 Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,297
    Likes Received:
    433
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2005
    In all probability the introduction of electric cars en masse will lead to a renaissance in Nuclear Power, the irony is had we built another 5 PWR stations when Sizewell B was completed the UK would be in a much better position than we are today to provide the energy required. I’m afraid when the CEGB was split up and sold off all strategic thinking on UK energy requirement went out of the window, free markets are incapable of this look at the shambles the introduction of smartmeters has been any fool should have realised that it was National Grid’s job to design and install
     
    keefysher and Blobcat like this.
  3. ajlsl600

    ajlsl600 Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,691
    Likes Received:
    863
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2013
    Location:
    france
    Your Mercedes:
    clk3202001,sl6002003 with everything,A class 170cdi auto
    well ,of piste again, i aint any kind of labour voter but, i would nationalize ALL essential services asap power,gas ,water, ect as its fairly plain that out and out capitalists have raped these on the fill my pocket scheme. like health service .nurses get peanuts and pen /keyboard pushers get millions, never right . and the pendulum needs to swing back a bit for the low/middle income people. cars /houses and other such expenses seem to be mostly rent now so we are all becoming the mouse in the wheel of things.
     
    Yugguy and LostKiwi like this.
  4. Craiglxviii

    Craiglxviii Senior Member

    Messages:
    14,096
    Likes Received:
    3,509
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2015
    Location:
    Cambs UK
    Your Mercedes:
    W215 CL500 Motorway Queen; W251 R320L Familybenz, S211 E320 Avg Designo Edition now sadly missed.
    It’s relevant as, let’s say, an operational factor. Yes, I get it, cars recharge using nighttime baseloading.

    That doesn’t get away from the total annual energy requirement. And, if the global car fleet becomes EV, the increase currently supported by petrol & diesel exceeds currently installed global generating capacity by almost exactly total US generating capacity. Regardless of when in the day it’s consumed.
     
  5. Rob76

    Rob76 Senior Member

    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    49
    Joined:
    May 13, 2018
    Location:
    Coventry, UK
    Your Mercedes:
    S211 E280 CDI Sport
    As EV take-up inceases; im looking forward to the 'Supply & Demand' BS used to hold up derv prices coming to an end; Cheaper fuel surely as demand goes down :)
     
  6. Craiglxviii

    Craiglxviii Senior Member

    Messages:
    14,096
    Likes Received:
    3,509
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2015
    Location:
    Cambs UK
    Your Mercedes:
    W215 CL500 Motorway Queen; W251 R320L Familybenz, S211 E320 Avg Designo Edition now sadly missed.
    Right... as a rough rule, diesel comes out of the heavier fraction before the plastics. One gallon of diesel comes free in between five gallons of petrol and the plastics that come off the tail end.
     
  7. ajlsl600

    ajlsl600 Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,691
    Likes Received:
    863
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2013
    Location:
    france
    Your Mercedes:
    clk3202001,sl6002003 with everything,A class 170cdi auto
    nice one bud ,keep dreamin. there will be more tax as demand drops. green tax call it anything ,but go down !!!!
     
    Blobcat likes this.

Share This Page