redLEAF wrote:Also, saw Elon's tweet about Norway banning any new ICE car sales by 2025; seems aggressive but with a relatively small population perhaps more doable
Try riding a bike in traffic, and you'll be even more sensitized I normally ride up to the head of the line so I don't have to sit breathing a car's idle exhaust. Of course, every once in a while there's an EV in front of me, so I can stay put. However, if there's a head wind and there's other ICEs in front of them I'll still ride up to the front. In any case, it's safer to be out ahead where everyone can see me.JimSouCal wrote:I am old enough to remember my own childhood headaches caused by rather heavy smog in Los Angeles. Older "classic" cars, and some beaters remain, along with some 2 cycle motorbikes, and non regulated diesel vehicles.
Not sure if it's driving the LEAF, but for some reason, my sensitivity to the poison has risen, and I loath being in their exhaust plume, and will literally pull over to let it dilute into the atmosphere.
While I'm not such a fan of government interference, some rules really do serve us all... Using the air as a sewer has never been seen as a right by me... Never.
I'm old enough to remember those days as well. I would sometimes wake up early and join my Dad as he went to the gas station at O'dark thirty to get in line for gas for his Plymouth station wagon. Of course being so early I promptly fell back asleep again.redLEAF wrote:Hey, I'm old enough to remember the 'gas crisis' years where in 1973 they did odd and even plates at the pump ... I was working at a grocery store at the time and the manager would throw the keys to his Olds 442 to me to wait for gas while being paid ... kind of nice to simply go home now and my 'station' is always waiting for me ... love this photo with the guy with a gas mower; hey that's also electric for me!