Yeah, it reminds me somewhat of the Landrover, simple with interchangeable parts, being a tradie (carpenter) such a vehicle is as much of a tool as what I need to carry plus materials, this car is a great electric entry for farmers and tradespeople where sealed road access is not availablemrzed wrote:Saw that earlier today. Love the overall approach of using high tech where it matters in the drive system, and low tech when it comes to the 'car as living room' aspect of automotive design. I'm not so keen on the total lack of aerodynamic consideration -seems a bit of a miss. Forgivable if the point is to reduce manufacturing cost and come in at a reasonable price
get over itChalo wrote:Wankery
That makes as much sense as commuting to work every day in an ambulance.Izits wrote:As for the people here who hate everything that isn't a bicycle, I hope when their loved one needs to go to the hospital, they are standing there equally demanding that an ambulance not be used and the medics should carry the loved one on a bicycle.
Your analogy of comparing our use of fossil fuel to a drug addict's use of drugs, while amusing, is not really a fair characterization. An addiction becomes harmful when the negative effects become significant. Like when an addict resorts to theft to fund their habit.hal2000 wrote:We will have no hope of breaking this nations addiction to fossil fuels untill we can provide a methadone fix for the Ford 150 which is americas drug of choice...
Yes, the liberals say the temperature's gone up 70 degrees in the last 20 years. It's spiraling out of control. Good catch. [/sarcasm]Voltron wrote:one of those paltry negatives is the spiraling out of control of the earth temperature balance
Oh. You told us the temperature was "spiraling out of control", but apparently not at 35 degrees per decade. Why don't you tell us how much the temperature has increased, in your opinion. I'd like to see what "spiraling out of control" means to you.Voltron wrote:...none of them are saying the temperature is going up 35 deg a decade.
Chalo when you go outside and it's raining but it wasn't yesterday, do you go around claiming the world is being flooded? The Earth is over 4 billion years old. 1880 was yesterday.Chalo wrote:A record high global average year after year lately seems very much like spiraling out of control to me.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa ... d-globally
If this year keeps the trend, as it is on track to do, that will be four in a row that are the hottest on record since 1880, in ascending order. How much evidence do you need? Or is evidence even something you care about, if it doesn't confirm your bunk political beliefs?
Watt he said. (Hard to pedal? Plenty of (empty) seats? Lots of (empty) cargo spaces?)Chalo wrote:Wankery
Hogwash. I acknowledge that there have been calibrated thermometers all my life, and that they and my subjective experience both agree that things have been getting hotter more or less continuously since I was old enough to notice. Furthermore, those observations and measurements agree with the scientific predictions of what happens when you spew hundreds of billions of tons of fossil carbon into the atmosphere (which was already set forth before I was old enough to notice).Izits wrote:The single and only reason you are claiming there is global warming is because that's what the leftist media tells you to think.
Isn't that like any car? Sure too many people use them when a bike is adequate but there are some that do need that space for tools and materials etc and it is electric perfect for an off the grid farmer and can maybe cut a hole in the floor and move it Fred Flintstone styleLockH wrote:Watt he said. (Hard to pedal? Plenty of (empty) seats? Lots of (empty) cargo spaces?)Chalo wrote:Wankery
Hehe... IF you believe that the world keep changing... like more and more folks... and increasingly "urban"... a lot of cities and places all over the world are coming to the conclusion that with regards to "traffic" there's such a thing as "too much" of a "good thing"? LOTS of places going "car free" where use of private vehicles is being severely restricted if not banned outright.dingoEsride wrote:Isn't that like any car?LockH wrote:Watt he said. (Hard to pedal? Plenty of (empty) seats? Lots of (empty) cargo spaces?)Chalo wrote:Wankery
I totally agree with you LocKLockH wrote:Hehe... IF you believe that the world keep changing... like more and more folks... and increasingly "urban"... a lot of cities and places all over the world are coming to the conclusion that with regards to "traffic" there's such a thing as "too much" of a "good thing"? LOTS of places going "car free" where use of private vehicles is being severely restricted if not banned outright.
So one alternative to "congested" urban spaces? Just shrink the size of private vehicles. NO MORE EMPTY SEATS. A "vehicle" (bikes and trikes) for everybody!
Sailors at least still know how to "dress for the weather". Hehe...
The problem is that most roads are built for cars and there is not enough roads for bikes in the cities but we still need cargo carriers over longer distances, it's the every day commuters that should re-think their journey to work.Izits wrote:If you don't want to drive a car, then choose not to. But it's immoral to tell entire communities on the other side of the country that they have to live exactly the way you choose to live.
If traffic in the cities is not working out, then it is clearly the fault of the government for doing such a terrible job of designing the streets/cities and road network. Let's lay the blame where it belongs.