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by pune
Thu Feb 10, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada
Replies: 507
Views: 26442

Re: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada

We have a far higher vaccination rate than the United States. I think 90% of Canadians have got at least one shot, 80% 2 shots and 50% boosted. Unless you figuratively put people at gunpoint to get the shot I don't think you are getting much higher than that. The protest is the mandates and while s...

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by pune
Thu Feb 10, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada
Replies: 507
Views: 26442

Re: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada

True, but as we have seen this virus mutates faster and what you ask is something that happens over weeks or months. What happens if the body count in the interim goes high. Fortunately, epidemiological research is robust and well-funded, with a huge body of experiential expertise underpinning the ...

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by pune
Thu Feb 10, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada
Replies: 507
Views: 26442

Re: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada

No one in general has an issue with protests to get a point across. Frankly, I think that's good start on the issues of politics at least in the US. My demonstrations are good and noble. Its the other guys' demonstrations that vicious, violent and ill-intentioned. Historically, the best answer for ...

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by pune
Thu Feb 10, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada
Replies: 507
Views: 26442

Re: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada

We have a far higher vaccination rate than the United States. I think 90% of Canadians have got at least one shot, 80% 2 shots and 50% boosted. Unless you figuratively put people at gunpoint to get the shot I don't think you are getting much higher than that. The protest is the mandates and while s...

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by pune
Thu Feb 10, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada
Replies: 507
Views: 26442

Re: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada

That is how you protest not on a hill waving a flag. Near my house is a coal plant and in the past the climate activists stand on the track to block the train much more effective than standing on the side with signs. Sure but these unrighteous people are keeping people that did the right thing from...

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by pune
Thu Feb 10, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Meet the ‘inactivists’, tangling up the climate crisis in culture wars
Replies: 19
Views: 1193

Re: Meet the ‘inactivists’, tangling up the climate crisis in culture wars

There was a poster here who was quite adamant about climate change and what we need to do about. Then, the poster asked about a lawn mower. I asked if he looked at electric mowers. “Too expensive, by about $200”, IIRC. Well, that sums it up, won’t spend $200 to replace the worst polluter in everyon...

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by pune
Thu Feb 10, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Meet the ‘inactivists’, tangling up the climate crisis in culture wars
Replies: 19
Views: 1193

Re: Meet the ‘inactivists’, tangling up the climate crisis in culture wars

So you are ok with the sea level rise and then eventual fights over living spaces and not having enough food or drink. And this is not something that I'm saying, it's NOAA It is human/political nature that drastic necessary action will not be taken to mitigate sea-level rise and large-scale migrati...

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by pune
Thu Feb 10, 2022 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada
Replies: 507
Views: 26442

Re: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada

...childish Canadians who don’t understand the difference between freedom and public health needs like masks are ‘fed up with this stuff’...fixed it for you. Yes “trust the science” I know Also, we just had an election. Canadians are free to write to their MPs to demand that they show no confidence...

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by pune
Thu Feb 10, 2022 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Meet the ‘inactivists’, tangling up the climate crisis in culture wars
Replies: 19
Views: 1193

Re: Meet the ‘inactivists’, tangling up the climate crisis in culture wars

It is all a waste of time. As individuals we have never agreed to live net zero lifestyles and imposing net zero on the individual will never be possible in a free democracy. So you are ok with the sea level rise and then eventual fights over living spaces and not having enough food or drink. And t...

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by pune
Thu Feb 10, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada
Replies: 507
Views: 26442

Re: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada

...childish Canadians who don’t understand the difference between freedom and public health needs like masks are ‘fed up with this stuff’...fixed it for you. Yes “trust the science” I know Also, we just had an election. Canadians are free to write to their MPs to demand that they show no confidence...

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by pune
Thu Feb 10, 2022 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Meet the ‘inactivists’, tangling up the climate crisis in culture wars
Replies: 19
Views: 1193

Re: Meet the ‘inactivists’, tangling up the climate crisis in culture wars

This is from my own state, you will notice all the experiments and the results from villages but you will notice no towns, the reason being too much politics. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNdMkGYdEqOCgePyiAyBT0sh7zlr7xhz3 I would encourage you to see some of the videos, while the videos t...

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by pune
Thu Feb 10, 2022 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada
Replies: 507
Views: 26442

Re: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8elE2O9vJs

Ideally, it should be in an American thread but suits here as well. Seems the virus is still mutating. Not a good sign, and that too for school-going children, so sad :(
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Just came across this -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8elE2O9vJs

Ideally, it should be in an American thread but suits here as well. Seems the virus is still mutating. Not a good sign, and that too for school-going children, so sad :(

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by pune
Thu Feb 10, 2022 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Meet the ‘inactivists’, tangling up the climate crisis in culture wars
Replies: 19
Views: 1193

Re: Meet the ‘inactivists’, tangling up the climate crisis in culture wars

This is from my own state, you will notice all the experiments and the results from villages but you will notice no towns, the reason being too much politics. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNdMkGYdEqOCgePyiAyBT0sh7zlr7xhz3 I would encourage you to see some of the videos, while the videos th...

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by pune
Thu Feb 10, 2022 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Meet the ‘inactivists’, tangling up the climate crisis in culture wars
Replies: 19
Views: 1193

Re: Meet the ‘inactivists’, tangling up the climate crisis in culture wars

I will take my own city example. During monsoons large parts of the city are flooded including low-lying and middle-lying areas, the rest of the year, the whole city looks for water. This was not the case around 30 years back and this is when rains now only come for few hrs or at the maximum 24 hrs ...

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by pune
Thu Feb 10, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Meet the ‘inactivists’, tangling up the climate crisis in culture wars
Replies: 19
Views: 1193

Re: Meet the ‘inactivists’, tangling up the climate crisis in culture wars

And this is again not new, this is how even legacy auto manufacturers thought about car safety - https://www.motherjones.com/politics/1977/09/pinto-madness/ And as have shared GM held back lithium-ion battery patent for 30+ years. It was only in the 90's that they gave up and the rest is history. Wh...

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by pune
Thu Feb 10, 2022 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Meet the ‘inactivists’, tangling up the climate crisis in culture wars
Replies: 19
Views: 1193

Re: Meet the ‘inactivists’, tangling up the climate crisis in culture wars

It is all a waste of time. As individuals we have never agreed to live net zero lifestyles and imposing net zero on the individual will never be possible in a free democracy. So you are ok with the sea level rise and then eventual fights over living spaces and not having enough food or drink. And t...

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by pune
Wed Feb 09, 2022 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Link between Continental North American rail network with Alaska
Replies: 33
Views: 2232

Re: Link between Continental North American rail network with Alaska

You still haven't said what you propose that a railroad to Alaska would haul. The entire state has a population of 750,000. 400,000 of that is in the Anchorage area. That's a hint "Anchorage". It's on the ocean and receives merchandise by sea. Fairbanks, the next biggest metro area, is al...

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by pune
Wed Feb 09, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do people know of any truthful authors such as Lemony Snicket's sharing of the events in series of unfortunate events.
Replies: 0
Views: 547

Do people know of any truthful authors such as Lemony Snicket's sharing of the events in series of unfortunate events.

I wish I could upload the back picture of Lemony Snicket series of unfortunate events. I had bought and shipped a recent publication. Do you know of any authors who are so brutal and frank to their readers? If anybody knows of any authors who are equally frank to their audiences as such. There is an...

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by pune
Wed Feb 09, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Link between Continental North American rail network with Alaska
Replies: 33
Views: 2232

Re: Link between Continental North American rail network with Alaska

Are you saying it would be more than the Gotthard tunnel that took so many years to be made ??? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotthard_Base_Tunnel Not comparable at all. You're comparing one long tunnel with at least a 1000 mile rail line. You're also talking about one line connecting two populated...

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by pune
Wed Feb 09, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 323
Views: 12452

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

Somebody had commented on rich men and their toys for EV. Here is a rich man with his toy whom he gifted to his parents. Very interesting perspective. fhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50Kd-7NGD00 FWIW, it's a truck from China that costs that gentleman $3500 + taxes and duties, And again these are ea...

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by pune
Wed Feb 09, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Legitimate Political Discourse?
Replies: 38
Views: 2139

Re: Legitimate Political Discourse?

Can somebody what the full form of RNC is Republic something Conference or something else ???

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by pune
Wed Feb 09, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Link between Continental North American rail network with Alaska
Replies: 33
Views: 2232

Re: Link between Continental North American rail network with Alaska

The technology may be there, but the bureaucratic red tape to build a new rail line through the mountains of BC would make such a project near impossible. Environmental studies, agreements with First Nations groups, NIMBYs, endless protests by environmental groups, and so on and so forth. Better sp...

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by pune
Wed Feb 09, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Meet the ‘inactivists’, tangling up the climate crisis in culture wars
Replies: 19
Views: 1193

Meet the ‘inactivists’, tangling up the climate crisis in culture wars

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/11/inactivists-tangling-up-the-climate-crisis-in-culture-wars-manston-airport-kent There are just too many parallels of the same in India and elsewhere. I could have added it into the Stellantis thread but as it was a longread thought it needed its ow...

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by pune
Wed Feb 09, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Link between Continental North American rail network with Alaska
Replies: 33
Views: 2232

Re: Link between Continental North American rail network with Alaska

That terrain is some of the most rugged in the world. It would cost untold billions of dollars and environmental impact studies to do it. There isn't that much rail traffic, to begin with. If that were the excuse taken up, we wouldn't have half the railway networks the world has. Most of China has ...

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by pune
Wed Feb 09, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 323
Views: 12452

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

This one tells all about hybrids and the issue with dealerships - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50Kd-7NGD00 See specifically 15:30 where Robert Llewellyn does tell that with petrol and diesel engines dealerships can sell at a loss as they know the customer will have to come back within 6 months or...

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by pune
Wed Feb 09, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Link between Continental North American rail network with Alaska
Replies: 33
Views: 2232

Re: Link between Continental North American rail network with Alaska

Hence, wouldn't it benefit a lot if the freight track is to be further extended to connect directly to the Anchorage airport, and allow cargo between Asia and North America to change between planes and trains there? It would be more resilient and also more environmentally friendly. Are there still ...

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by pune
Wed Feb 09, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch problems with Super mega yachts
Replies: 68
Views: 4359

Re: Dutch problems with Super mega yachts

If I were living there and I was not told about it, I would have surely raised hell. Why? If it does not affect you, it is paid for fully by the parties with the issue, and has no real effect on you, why would you raise hell? I'll raise hell when something affects me, my family, take money from me ...

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by pune
Tue Feb 08, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch problems with Super mega yachts
Replies: 68
Views: 4359

Re: Dutch problems with Super mega yachts

:mrgreen: This hysterical campaign is just bizarre, yet amusing. :duck: Furious locals plan to hurl rotten eggs at Jeff Bezos’ superyacht https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/jeff-bezos-yacht-rotterdam-rotten-eggs-b2008417.html That is a brilliant idea. It is a quick and easy way to make...

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by pune
Tue Feb 08, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada
Replies: 507
Views: 26442

Re: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada

In the RW news and there is a lot of it, they talked about the freedom convoy but just to show what a coward the Canadian PM is. Not a single word or sentence about what the feedom convoy actually is or who is funding them. While admittedly Trudeau could have handled it much better, they were just t...

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by pune
Sat Feb 05, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada
Replies: 507
Views: 26442

Re: Freedom Convoy 2022.

To use language the resident ammosexuals will understand...the vaccine is like a kevlar vest. The vest doesn't prevent you from getting shot by a bullet, but it does dramatically reduce the likelihood that the bullet will penetrate your body and/or cause permanent harm. :checkmark: Great way of exp...

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by pune
Sat Feb 05, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Police fatally shoot Black man during warrant
Replies: 121
Views: 6057

Re: Minneapolis Police fatally shoot Black man during warrant

I will share an experience that happened a few years ago. One fine day, a gentleman came to my house and said he was a cop. I asked and he shared his photo ID and he asked for a donation for some police thing they were gonna do on the ground nearby. Apparently, they were gonna felicitate and give co...

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by pune
Sat Feb 05, 2022 7:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 323
Views: 12452

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf4bodmGCvQ
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I also saw this and such speedruns would also get more and more people on the side of EV over time -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf4bodmGCvQ

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by pune
Sat Feb 05, 2022 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK pupils failed by schools’ teaching of climate crisis, experts say
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Re: UK pupils failed by schools’ teaching of climate crisis, experts say

It's very much the same change in India. Most universities in India have closed down humanities, classical western literature and whatnot. I know of a handful of people working in climate science but almost all of them are under Govt. eye . Most of them have got pegasus (a spying tool bought from th...

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by pune
Sat Feb 05, 2022 2:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 323
Views: 12452

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

I'd argue the first issue is the price. If the electric car was at the same price as the gas one, and considering that filling it up is cheaper (for now), then many more people would be buying them, despite the limitations. There is some truth in that and choice. Most countries do not yet have a ch...

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by pune
Sat Feb 05, 2022 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch problems with Super mega yachts
Replies: 68
Views: 4359

Re: Dutch problems with Super mega yachts

How did Bezos and his like get that wealth? They didn’t put a gun to anyone’s head, did they? They developed a product or service that people valued more than the money charged. The purchase brought the buyer something more valuable than money. Bezos got money more valuable than the product in his ...

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by pune
Fri Feb 04, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch problems with Super mega yachts
Replies: 68
Views: 4359

Re: Dutch problems with Super mega yachts

A megayacht has to be big enough so you can put a yacht in its garage, allowing you to reach smaller harbors. As for how the rich get rich and keep that wealth, especially in the US context, last time I checked rich people can buy politicians there, and thus get laws tailored to them. When they don...

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by pune
Fri Feb 04, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dutch problems with Super mega yachts
Replies: 68
Views: 4359

Re: Dutch problems with Super mega yachts

But his wealth is not do to anything bad or wrong. The public adores his company and has valued it highly. He owns/owned it (stocks) and so his wealth increased in line with how much the public values what he owns. That is not a bad or wrong thing. After that there are taxes etc that he must pay. A...

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by pune
Fri Feb 04, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK pupils failed by schools’ teaching of climate crisis, experts say
Replies: 2
Views: 554

UK pupils failed by schools’ teaching of climate crisis, experts say

Somebody on this forum was saying about the climate crisis being overblown or something similar to that, or whatever belief system they have about it. Just saw this - https://www.theguardian.com/education/2022/jan/28/uk-pupils-failed-by-schools-teaching-of-climate-crisis-experts-say I think the arti...

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by pune
Fri Feb 04, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Desperate Boris Johnson quotes The Lion King in 'pep talk' to stop more staff quitting
Replies: 23
Views: 1992

Desperate Boris Johnson quotes The Lion King in 'pep talk' to stop more staff quitting

Seems quite a lot of staff exited Ten Downing Street yesterday and of course, Mr. Johnson has no clue - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/desperate-boris-johnson-invokes-lion-26139091 The biggest shocker would be of course Munira Mirza, whose name I came to know after the fact. The fact that sh...

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by pune
Fri Feb 04, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 323
Views: 12452

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

And it seems CATL is gonna make one more plant next door to Giga Shanghai, not many details except the fact that it would be in addition to the existing battery pack already selling batteries to Tesla Giga Shanghai - https://cambridgenetwork.co.uk/news/bite-insights-tesla-catl-lingang-factory-cataly...

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by pune
Fri Feb 04, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 323
Views: 12452

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

Mandating 70% of new cars having a plug is the absolute opposite of a massive subsidy reduction. Without favorable tax policies or massive restrictions, EVs remain a niche application. It might or might not change, but that's just how it is. Then one could say that countries should not have signed ...

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by pune
Fri Feb 04, 2022 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada
Replies: 507
Views: 26442

Re: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada

I just came from pulling water for an hr. so will chime my 2 paise for it. We are in India, both of us unvaccinated. She is 80+ and I'm 40+ and obese. Recently, our maid got it and she hasn't reported for work for the past 10 days. One could say that she is/was malnourished, what happened have no id...

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by pune
Fri Feb 04, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 323
Views: 12452

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

This is probably the best datasheet you'll get on the subject. These are Bjoern Nyland's own notes. The worlds premier real world EV-tester https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1V6ucyFGKWuSQzvI8lMzvvWJHrBS82echMVJH37kwgjE/edit?usp=sharing The easiest tab for real life consumption under normal dri...

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by pune
Fri Feb 04, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 323
Views: 12452

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

For those who might be interested seems all Chinese sold a record number of EV's in January 2022 over last year. All are reporting 100%+ growth from last year. And this is apparently when January and February are supposed to be the worst for Chinese auto sales.

source:https://cnevpost.com/

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by pune
Fri Feb 04, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 323
Views: 12452

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

The reasons best known to them. The same reasons why we don't have Skoda, Opel, SEAT, Renault, Peugeot, Tata, MAN, Citroën, Lancia, Daihatsu, Isuzu, Suzuki, and on and on and on and on and on - people don't want them. Even though we have VW, go take a look at Volkswagen Canada's website, and compar...

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by pune
Fri Feb 04, 2022 6:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 323
Views: 12452

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SASEKlZwvo
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And then there is Ora cat from Great Wall Motors (China) as well as Dolphin BYD EA1. Guessing even these two won't be in Canada.

So approximately 2 dozen odd new and old EV vehicles are not in Canada. The reasons best known to them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SASEKlZwvo

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by pune
Fri Feb 04, 2022 5:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 323
Views: 12452

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

MG ZS EV and MG Electric hatchback, while these cars will come and serve in India and probably bought don't think the Canadians will get either. https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/new-mg-electric-hatchback-to-debut-at-2022-beijing-motor-show-423232 https://twitter.com/GregKable/status/14804656662...

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by pune
Fri Feb 04, 2022 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 323
Views: 12452

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

Talking about the options here in the US, I happen to be in the market this year for my next 8-year vehicle and I was leaning heavily towards the Ioniq 5. But alas, the first vehicles on the lot all come with massive dealer markups, 6-9k! I'd never buy a Tesla just for the quality issues but I doff...

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