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

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

  1. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Mostly fruit, vegetables and nuts there and I don’t eat any of those.
     
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  3. Jwhis

    Jwhis Heavy Load Member

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    That’s the whole point. Oil is a finite resource. There is what there is then it’s gone, period. Why burn it in cars when it can be used for more important things, like plastics
     
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  4. sealevel

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    That looks like a hipsters grocery cart. Is that the same lettuce with a touch of fecal matter Cali likes to export to the rest of the country?
     
  5. bentstrider83

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    I buy all that and I live in NM. Evidently, gout is making my plate much more greener.

    As for the original topic at hand, CA, like many other states, had overhead wired, interurban railways delivering alot of intercity freight. Everyone wants to live in cities and be truly green, then hop on the trolley. Get goods from the trolley. No batteries needed and it could all be powered from a central power plant.

    But, as much as CA likes to claim the progressive title, they're not fooling anyone when they won't ditch their individual car's. Hence all the battery powered, glorified golf carts they seem to want to keep. That, and the electric interurbans will probably clog up their path the same way trucks do. Always claiming to be nice folks, but still get angry like everyone else.
     
  6. Broke_and_Hungry

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    What is PV?

    Also, where I'm at in fly over country, it is against the law to be "off the grid", for that matter, it is against the law to collect rain water. Not doubting these things are coming, just will take longer than 20-30 years.
     
  7. FozzyNOK

    FozzyNOK Road Train Member

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    I see that the redneck trigger of using the word "California" is still completely effective.
     
  8. Jwhis

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    Just from a performance standpoint electric makes much more sense. Lower center of mass, flat torque curve, very few moving parts
     
  9. FozzyNOK

    FozzyNOK Road Train Member

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    Yep.. but truckers in general pretend they want to (or would) drive old junky trucks from the 50's....The backlash on technology in the industry has become as common as stories about trucker strikes, federal marshals, and getting better fuel mileage at 80 mph than running a more sane speed..
     
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    Just one question. If the ice caps melt and raise the ocean level then how come all the water that dumps(rivers) in the ocean everyday around the world don’t raise them? Does it not ever rain over the oceans either? My tinfoil hat must be to tight today.
     
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  11. Tombstone69

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    Only time will tell and I doubt very much we'll see it. I live on the water and in the last 30 yrs I've seen quite a difference in water levels. Maybe you should try copper instead of tin, it has a nicer patina.
     
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