Generally doing far fewer miles than someone who commutes
by car every day.
Also, if Charles drives into London frequently (as he has
suggested), then a petrol hybrid would save him the entire
'congestion' charge, as well as the new low emission add-on.
Also much easier to drive on crowded roads, like the area
Someone is skewing the average mileage.
as the average miles per year are 7600.
About 11000 miles a year to work and back and about 32000 miles of work
travel last year.
Add to that 6000 miles in the car for private use.
On Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:57:54 UTC, Andy Burns wrote:
The whole anti-diesel thing is quite nonsensical.
1. They are and will always be much more energy efficient than petrol because higher compression ratio is usable. This is an inherent property of the fuel, not a transient design issue.
2. Old smoky diesels are nearly all gone to the scrapyard in the sky. The few that remain contribute close to nothing to total pollution percentage, and will head for the scrapyard in due course.
3. While diesel emissions are currently inferior to petrol, they have improved hugely & are continuing to do so.
4. The research that exists indicates that particulate pollution is nearly all due to tyres, not diesel engines.
5. Scrappage, bans & overtaxing are senseless because old diesels contribute very little to the problem, and are disappearing on their own anyway. It's just one more excuse to scam people.
On 06/11/2019 22:54, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Perhaps you should investigate what Mazda are doing that allows them to
run 15:1 compression on a petrol engine.
They really are doing things differently. Their latest _petrol_ engine
has a mix of spark and compression ignition.
On Friday, 8 November 2019 21:54:27 UTC, Vir Campestris wrote:
I see you also failed to grasp what I said. They've worked out how to push petrol harder. You can always push diesel harder still, as whatever tricks you use to prevent premature ignition, diesel can go further in that respect.
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