I hope Bristol has a good park and ride system so people who have diesel
cars can park outside the zone and travel into the city centre. Does it
apply just to the centre, or does it affect all the residents of the suburbs
as well. If the latter, I bet there will be a lot of second hand diesels on
the market round there.
I actually prefer my diesel car to a petrol (more low-end torque, better
50-70 acceleration) and will be sad when I eventually have to replace it
with a petrol or a petrol-electric hybrid. Let's hope the range of pure
electrics has improved by the time I need to change my car. An electric
would do me fine... most of the time. But it's those other times when range
is important - if my wife needs to borrow my car to get to work because hers
needs to go to the garage etc.
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, email@example.com 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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