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Old 11-21-2018, 03:41 PM
 
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Cars and trucks sold in B.C. will all be zero emission by 2040

VICTORIA All light-duty cars and trucks sold in British Columbia will be required to be zero-emission vehicles by 2040.

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Source: Automotive News Canada - Tuesday, November 20, 2018 @ 9:25 pm
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Old 11-21-2018, 04:01 PM
 
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Yeah, and China will ban all petrol and diesel engines in 2028, the rest will follow and in 2040 it will all be electric. Zero emissions.
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Old 11-21-2018, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Podunk, IA
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Cars and trucks sold in B.C. will all be zero emission by 2040

VICTORIA All light-duty cars and trucks sold in British Columbia will be required to be zero-emission vehicles by 2040.

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Source: Automotive News Canada - Tuesday, November 20, 2018 @ 9:25 pm
2040 is at least three full car generations away, so this is quite possible.
I'll be done buying cars well before that.
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Old 11-21-2018, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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It is possible but where is all that electricity going to come from? Solar and Wind are great but the sun doesn't always shine and the wind doesn't always blow enough to get a turbine to turn. Nuclear power plants that provide lots of power at a flip of a switch are not popular as are coal fired plants. What about the people that live off the grid and have no way to charge their truck?



It is possible to be 100% renewable energy but by 2040 might be pushing it.
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Old 11-22-2018, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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Just make your own non electric, non gasoline vehicle.

https://www.motherearthnews.com/gree...k-zmaz81mjzraw
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Old 11-22-2018, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Alexander Archipelago
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What about the people that live off the grid and have no way to charge their truck?
Guess they'll have to be running an old ICE rig then, provided gas stations still exist. 2040 sounds soon, but it's amazing the changes that can occur in even a decade.

I'm afraid the firewood powered truck is even dirtier than a diesel, so good luck with that..
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Old 11-22-2018, 09:52 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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It is possible but where is all that electricity going to come from? Solar and Wind are great but the sun doesn't always shine and the wind doesn't always blow enough to get a turbine to turn. Nuclear power plants that provide lots of power at a flip of a switch are not popular as are coal fired plants. What about the people that live off the grid and have no way to charge their truck?



It is possible to be 100% renewable energy but by 2040 might be pushing it.



In the US, electricity consumption each year at present is roughly equal to automotive petroleum consumption. To switch to an al electric fleet, we'd have to double electricity generation capacity. Good luck with that.


To get an all solar and wind generation situation, you either have to keep fossil fuel plants running at idle for back up (Germany does this and still has increasing co2 production) or install 6-10x the generating capacity as the peak demand calls for due to the unreliability of these alternative sources. Really inefficient.


We won't even get into the problems with electric vehicles vs range in cold weather or for long hauls.


Evs do have their own set of environmental baggage, so we'd merely be changing which problems are being created. (We won't argue the point that increasing co2 actually does more good than harm for the environment.)


It shouldn't be an "either-or" situation. Both ICE & EV have their niches.
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Old 11-22-2018, 03:21 PM
 
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I think the time line is a bit ambitious but I like the intent. Hopefulley B.C. will set the bar and the rest of the world will step up.

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Evs do have their own set of environmental baggage, so we'd merely be changing which problems are being created. (We won't argue the point that increasing co2 actually does more good than harm for the environment.)
Yeah this. Engineers are going to have to find a way to avoid trading one pollution source for another.
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Old 11-22-2018, 03:24 PM
 
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It means nothing. As the deadline approaches, they will just make a new one, or provide endless waivers. This is just a feel good, pat on the back nonsense.
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Old 11-22-2018, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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It is possible but where is all that electricity going to come from? Solar and Wind are great but the sun doesn't always shine and the wind doesn't always blow enough to get a turbine to turn. Nuclear power plants that provide lots of power at a flip of a switch are not popular as are coal fired plants. What about the people that live off the grid and have no way to charge their truck?



It is possible to be 100% renewable energy but by 2040 might be pushing it.
China has huge coal reserves.
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