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  1. 2 minutes ago, onlooker said:

    But will EVs come down in price? AIUI the higher cost is due to the value of the metals, principally Lithium, which is not particularly rare, and it is not clear how the production cost of Lithium will diminish with time.

    Presumably the Cobalt and rare earth metals are expensive, but again it is hard to see how the price of refining these elements will go down.

    It’s an S curve, same as most tech.

     

    Without googling tell me how much you think the cheapest new EV in UK is.

  2. 13 hours ago, kzb said:

    Dodgem car, liked it very much.

    Actually I forgot that EVs will cost $3,000 in ten years' time.  That's going to be great isn't it.

    And then after that, I just need to book a self-driving car which will pick me up and take me anywhere I want at minimal cost.

    I know all this is true because everything is being done for our benefit.

    Dodgem - like not answering questions! :D 

    So...you haven't driven an EV but just irrationally hate them and spend time here trying to convince other people to stick with outdated ICE vehicles, and that climate change isn't a big problem at all, that we can simply build some nuclear power because it's nice and easy and clean? 

    https://oilmanmagazine.com/

  3. 27 minutes ago, byron78 said:

    Right...

    Am I going to need tinfoil for this?

     

     

     

    Watch out tinfoil storage next! All orchestrated by umm Kazakhstan?

    25 minutes ago, kzb said:

    No I don't work for an oil company.  Even if I did, that wouldn't be an excuse to dismiss my arguments out of hand.  Perhaps oil company people have a lot more expertise in the energy area than any of your mates ?

    You’re assuming I have mates :D 

    But seriously, it’s Shell isn’t it. Is it? Or perhaps it’s just petroleum adjacent. Plastics? Gazprom? Personal assistant to a Saudi Royal? 

    Go on, you can tell us. It’s OK to have vested interests on here. I’m an evil landlord, after all.

     

  4. On 21/09/2021 at 16:58, kzb said:

    To a certain extent yes.  But bear in mind an EV will also use more energy in stop-start driving compared to continuing at a steady speed.

    Also EVs are still only a minority boy toy.  It will be a long time before they are the majority of vehicles on the roads.

    No it won’t :D 

    I’m curious, what EVs have you driven and what didn’t you like about them? 

  5. 39 minutes ago, Si1 said:

    You need to copy and paste the price change history for is to see dude

    Oh I thought we all had the chrome extension installed :D 

     

    08/07/2021 Price changed from £475,000 to £450,000
    22/04/2021 Price changed from £495,000 to £475,000
    11/12/2020 Price changed from £525,000 to £495,000
    06/11/2020 Initial entry found: £525,000

     

     

    12/08/2021 Price changed from £359,950 to £349,950
    01/07/2021 Price changed from £369,950 to £359,950
    21/06/2021 Price changed from £379,950 to £369,950
    14/06/2021 Price changed from £399,950 to £379,950
    27/05/2021 Initial entry found: £399,950
  6. On 23/09/2021 at 22:13, spacedin said:

    Have taken antipsychotics for about seventeen years, this probably takes about fifteen years off your life expectancy, the reasons for this are complicated but you have to wonder if the drugs themselves shorten life expectancy, maybe interfering with how well rested one is, or how likely one is to develop diabetes for example rather than the lifestyle of the people taking them.
     

    That's rough. 

  7. 1 hour ago, Riedquat said:

    On what timescale? Compared to a century or two ago very definitely, but in the last few decades, whilst there are always improvements I think the lion's share had been achieved. At any rate I get the impression that infant mortality was a rare, tragic thing in post war Britain rather than the ordinary part of existence that it was to the Victorians.

    https://ourworldindata.org/its-not-just-about-child-mortality-life-expectancy-improved-at-all-ages

    Life expectancy by age in the uk 1700 to 2013

     

    Fascinating. The Spanish flu shows little impact on the oldest groups. 

  8. 1 minute ago, spyguy said:

    Then the UK had the easy wins - reduction of hard, dangerous dusty jobs, reduced smoking, no more lard filled chip pans, better car n road safety etc.

    Wouldn't the reduction in infant mortality have a bigger impact? ie better antenatal care, maternity services etc?

  9. 3 minutes ago, msi said:

    Called it - China First

    Imminent China Evergrande deal will see CCP take control

    Sources close to the Chinese Government have told Asia Markets a deal that will see China Evergrande restructured into three seperate entities is currently being finalised by the Chinese Communist Party and could be announced within days.

    State-owned enterprises will underpin the restructure, effectively transforming the property developer into a state-owned enterprise.

    Same as we would do for Barrett. 

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