TonyWilliams wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:53 am
GRA wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:26 pm
ready for BEVs, but BEVs and their infrastructure aren't ready for me
, although they're finally getting close. Since many of my friends like to visit similar areas and do similar things, few of us are able to make the switch, even though we're all environmentalists who'd love to be able to wave good-bye to fossil-fuels.
You’re not an environmentalist if you’re driving a fossil fuel powered car in 2019.
I’m dumbfounded why you keep preaching anti-EV BS on this forum, for almost a decade. Why haven’t you gotten that hydrogen car that you seem fond of?
The simple answer is, at the core, you prefer oil and fossil fuels over being an environmentalist, because of your misguided self interests, and poor knowledge of EVs. The rest of us are just “doing it”, and you’re still finding reasons why to support oil.
You are NOT an environmentalist. You and your friends are a proud oil consumers.
Really not worth a reply as I've explained the reasons for my decision at length, but I do find it ironic to be criticized for not being an environmentalist by someone who believes they are one, who, during the period I've been a member here, by their own account bought at least 9 cars (it may well be more now) with all the attendant energy and resource use attendant on their production and disposal, often discarding them in a year or two; who's proud of having driven 300,000 miles electrically (I've averaged less than 4k miles driving/year over the same period); and who has also flown commercially on several occasions, including to the Middle East, instead of say sailing there:
Let’s make clear what this means. Flying [inter-continentally] once per year has an energy cost slightly bigger than leaving a 1 kW electric fire on, non-stop, 24 hours a day, all year.
GCC: Flying first class on a single domestic round trip can contribute more greenhouse gas emissions than a year of driving
(In addition to choosing to limit my driving I've also chosen not to fly anywhere since 2001).
Apparently I'm not the only environmentalist who makes tradeoff decisions re fossil fuels and their capabilities vs. other techs, and are "proud oil consumers". Enjoy the view out of your all-glass house, and welcome to the club with the rest of us environmentalist sinners. Enough said.