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  • Brydo
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    Maybe ajn but we are only heading in one direction and that’s ev. In the near future all the problems with EVs will be a thing of the past. Charging is getting quicker, prices are coming down and range anxiety will be a thing of the past.

    So the only question we have is what will we argue about then 😂😂😂

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    Brydo
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    Chris there will be many different things required to get us to where we want to be.

    I like the use of trams as not only can they be green, they bring a bit of something to a town or city.

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    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #160534
    Brydo
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    Rain today, probably too late to save my moss lol.

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    Brydo
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    I find that common sense isn’t that common unfortunately.

    I was on the motorway last week and experienced an absolute deluge, I dropped my speed to about 30mph and still couldn’t see the road in front of me, yet the other two lanes had cars going much faster.

    Many decades ago I was on the M8 Motorway in the middle of the night, the motorway was empty but covered with ice, this jaguar passed me going way to fast about 500 metres beyond me he went into a spin, like dancing on ice, and came to a stop. Nobody hurt, thankfully, but could have been much worse.

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    in reply to: Hyundai Ioniq 5 #160479
    Brydo
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    Hyundai Will Dominate In Miles Of Range Added Per Minute

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    Brydo
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    ‘Charging for all’ called for as House of Lords highlights need for battery push

    There must be ‘charging for all’ at homes, workplaces and public locations to support the transition to battery electric vehicles (EVs).

    In a report released last week by the House of Lords’ Science and Technology Select Committee, it criticises the pace at which the charging network in the UK is expanding. At the moment, work on it is progressing too slowly, with support for local authorities needed to deploy and maintain charging points.

    Additionally, the government should focus on ensuring standardization of technologies and payment methods suggests the Battery strategy goes flat: Net-zero target at risk report.

    This was echoed by Sir David King from the Clean Growth Leadership Network in his response to the report, saying “It requires the government to step in and see that the regulatory system is produced, the finance is found and that it is rolled forward.”

    A number of other concerns for the development of the battery industry in the UK are also outlined in the report, stating that the trajectory of battery manufacturing is insufficient to support the automotive industry’s transitions to EVs.

    As such, automotive manufacturing will most likely move oversees as the country falls far behind its compeitotrs and faces significant challenges.

    This will also impact battery storage for the grid, with smarter systems needed to balance supply and demand as the UK transitions to a system dominated by intermittent renewables. This is particularly key as demand is expected to double by 2050 from 300TWh currently, given the growth in EVs and other electrified solutions such as heat pumps.

    Dr Keith MacLean, managing director of Providence Policy is quoted in the report, highlighting that the gas grid currently provides 3–4TWh per day of storage in its pipes and tanks, which gives the system inherent flexibility to cover demand peaks. He said that energy storage requirements will remain at the scale of “terawatt hours per day, tens of terawatt hours per season, and over 100 terawatt hours across the year.”

    The report continues to call for longer-term storage to cover successive days of high demand and low wind speeds in winter. This follows a particularly long period of such weather earlier in 2021, which pushed up power prices and lead to National Grid ESO issuing Electricity Margin Notices to ensure it could balance supply and demand.

    A “one-in-10-year winter” would equate to 20-40TWh of electricity, if hydrogen is pursued for longer-term storage, with conversion inefficiencies this would mean having around 60TWh of capacity.

    The report suggests that the UK will need storage across all energy vectors – including this longer-term coverage and balancing services covering voltage and inertia – with a total power rating of 200-500GW. Of this battery storage might need to provide 20-35%.

    A range of storage technologies will be needed at different scales to meet the varied demands of the electricity system, with flow batteries and sodium-ion identified as having various advantages over lithium-ion – which makes up the bulk of batteries currently – such as longer-durations.

    Additionally, the report points to the link between EVs and energy storage, with the potential of smart charging and vehicle-to-grid offering an additional path to balancing the grid. It highlighted that in National Grid ESO’s recent Future Energy Scenarios report it suggests V2G could offer up to 38GW of power to the grid.

    “The Government and Ofgem must ensure that electricity network regulations and incentives are aligned to bring about the necessary investment in networks, storage and smart systems,” the House of Lords’ Science and Technology Select Committee writes. “They must ensure that energy market rules facilitate more sophisticated services, including tariffs to enable demand shifting, extensive use of battery storage, and smooth interactions with hydrogen systems.”

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    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #160455
    Brydo
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    Glorious sunny day hardly a cloud in the sky. Rain tomorrow though.

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    in reply to: New Dacia Duster facelift priced from £13,995 #160433
    Brydo
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    I agree FB but four years of PIP and its yours that’s hard to beat.

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    in reply to: A broad church united by disability only? #160416
    Brydo
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    Fastbike I think it’s called “artistic license” 🤪🤪🤪

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    in reply to: Love ❤️ island 🏝 is back 😍🥰🤪 #160364
    Brydo
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    Two pretty girls Mike you have good taste 👍

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    in reply to: Europe: Plug-Ins Take 18.5% Of The Market In June 2021 #160312
    Brydo
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    This table didnt come out to clear, so hear we go again. Not sure its much better.

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    in reply to: The essential guide to cables, connectors and charging #160308
    Brydo
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    I don’t think this article will be particularly interesting to you Dave but it might be for the many considering changing to an ev.

    You will need to take an interest at some point though as I  believe motability will go all electric sooner than they need to as continuing with ICE cars will be a risky business one  that they don’t need to take, nor should they.

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    in reply to: Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today #160291
    Brydo
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    Both of these EVs would be fantastic additions to the scheme but I think, initially, demand will outstrip supply and motability will not be required by the manufacturers.

    Hope I’m wrong.

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    in reply to: Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today #160285
    Brydo
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    Ian your right but we are in an absolutely unique position that is likely to last for three to five years where you will save a lot of money on fuel going ev. 8,000 miles per year is average at present and you could save well over £600 a year by going BEV.

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    in reply to: Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today #160264
    Brydo
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    We really should be getting an email from motability explaining what’s going on and how long it is likely to last.

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    in reply to: SEMI CONDUCTOR CRISIS #160240
    Brydo
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    Government should be encouraging investment from UK sources rather selling out to the Chinese. I do believe there is a question to be asked about investment/ takeover from China in the UK. Next to the USA, China are the biggest risk to world peace IMO.

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    in reply to: Car numbers on the Motability Scheme today #160232
    Brydo
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    This is turning into a full time job wmc.

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    in reply to: SEMI CONDUCTOR CRISIS #160211
    Brydo
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    What are we thinking about?

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    in reply to: Love ❤️ island 🏝 is back 😍🥰🤪 #160174
    Brydo
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    Yes Mike exciting times, can’t believe the Scottish boy’s teeth 🦷. My son knows him slightly and, how do I put this, he’s a bit of trouble.

    The girl Hugo is with is just using him to get into the villa and he will then be dumped 😞😞😞.

    Whats your predictions for tonight?

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    in reply to: Things you don’t like about your car! #160173
    Brydo
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    That’s good shaine, stick the money you save under the bed and you could maybe get an ID4 the next time 🤔

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    in reply to: Members who no longer post #160171
    Brydo
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    I’m picturing her as I read it 👍👍👍 takes me back decades.

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    in reply to: The essential guide to cables, connectors and charging #160170
    Brydo
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    Tharg it is a bit confusing and if you are looking at an EV for the first time it could easily put you off. The more we talk about the charging options the clearer they become.

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    in reply to: The essential guide to cables, connectors and charging #160152
    Brydo
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    Anyone wanting to read the original article can find it here – https://www.electrifying.com/blog/knowledge-hub/ready-willing-and-cable

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    in reply to: Things you don’t like about your car! #160117
    Brydo
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    We have the xc40 Shaine and apart from a few niggles I am reasonably happy with it but any car we choose must work for us and if it doesn’t then changing is the answer.

    Are you looking at anything else?

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    in reply to: Things you don’t like about your car! #160114
    Brydo
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    Shaine have you left the scheme then?

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