California wants to do away with all diesel vehicles in 20 years

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by SteveScott, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. Movingismylifeilovemoving

    Movingismylifeilovemoving Light Load Member

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    This^^^^

    I dont understand the hate for progress.

    10 years ago there were no smart phones.

    Now I can post here, take video or pictures and send them across the world in seconds l, answer emails, watch YouTube or Netflix, and find a date on tinder. All on this device.

    Why in the world would anyone want trucking to look the same as it does now in 2050.

    Complain about it all you want. You will just be left behind
     
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  3. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Right. I love having a range of a whole 40 miles like the Chevrolet Volt. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Jwhis

    Jwhis Heavy Load Member

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    Range on Tesla cars is already approaching 500 miles. New chargers coming to reduce recharge to 15 minutes. In 30 years it will be better range than your current rig.
     
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  5. Movingismylifeilovemoving

    Movingismylifeilovemoving Light Load Member

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    I'm not currently driving. I work in battery systems for homes.

    Battery tech is taking off. Supercapacitors are probably going to change the way you look at electric vehicles
     
  6. Movingismylifeilovemoving

    Movingismylifeilovemoving Light Load Member

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    You are probably familiar with the Maxwell modules for trucks.

    Its coming. Actually its here
     
  7. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Where are you going to get the electricity? Forget the chargers, or how long it'll take to charge, where are you going to get the electricity to run everything in this country off batteries? They're wanting to kill power plants not build more, and don't come at me with solar and wind power bs, all that is produced with fossil fuels.
     
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  8. Jwhis

    Jwhis Heavy Load Member

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    Solar wind and nuclear would be my personal preference. There’s only so much oil. You either gotta plan ahead or face Armageddon when peak oil hits
     
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  9. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    From what I've been hearing they want to kill nuclear too.
     
  10. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

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    Oh and by the way, they (GM) pulled the "plug" on the volt.
     
  11. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

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    wind and solar..ah ok..but nuclear, nah i will pass. All those that love it should live beside the plant. Or close to the area where the spent fuel rods, or wherever they are will be buried.
     
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