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Cheap Gas (petrol) Helps Pull the Plug on Electric Cars – TIME

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Sales of the Nissan Leaf and other electric cars have dipped thus far in 2015, and automakers have resorted to price cuts to boost interest in plug-ins.

I did not think for one minute that the sales of electric cars would hold  up went he petrol prices came down. Cheap gas is to blame.

Motorists think with their pockets?

If there is any way the motoring public. Hence, can save money on their motoring costs then they will. Accordingly, you have only to look at the large volume of part worn tyres. So, that are sold today to see that. For this reason, drivers will always try to save money. Wherever possible. In fact, they will travel miles to save a few pence per gallon.

I remember when we had previous fuel shortages, the Suez crisis, sticks in my mind. There was all sorts of talk from governments about the environment and how that horrible oil could be replaced, by a greener alternative. What happened?

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As soon as it was all over and the price of fuel dropped we all went back to our old habits and the green thing was forgotten about.

I suspect that something like this will happen again with perhaps a few technologies sticking with us. I like the idea of the hydrogen fuel cars and the EV’s with a battery and a petrol engine to carry out the journey when the battery power ran out.

With the fuel price dropping again the fickle public are reverting back to the cheapest cars, using the cheapest fuels and are not really concerned about the environment. The governments have warned us about the environment, but i do not think that we trust them any more.

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All drivers have been penalised in the past years. Especially, with high fuel prices. Cheap gas (petrol) has now returned and is a bonus to us all. Many car owners think very short term when choosing to buy a new car. My belief is that car owners are starting to shun the more expensive electric cars. Because the  cheap gas is the main reason. The problem is that it only takes a world incident to force the prices up again, but many people only think about today. it is going to be a problem for the car makers to solve this problem, unless they bring down the price of the EV’s and other technology driven cars.

Written by Eric Roberts

Source: time.com

Driverless cars: Who will own the market? | Toronto Star

Driverless cars
driverless cars

The driverless car is closer than you think. But who will own and control these brave new machines: The traditional automakers or new tech giants?

The plot thickens?

Now the giant Apple conglomerate is looking into developing  DRIVER LESS cars, to compete with the other giant Google. This article looks at the unease that this is causing in the auto industry, amongst the car manufacturers.

Thankfully, i do not think that we will see many of these cars . Hence, in Halifax . Where my garage is based. Of course, I am certain that they will pop up somewhere in the country. Especially,  where the road conditions are more suitable. Although, I still cannot get my head round the thought of these things driving on our roads?

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Driverless cars in Halifax?

Although the technology is here, I just cannot get the idea of driverless cars running around on our roads. Out of all the new inventions that we are seeing in the recent past, especially around the car industry, then this is the one that my brain just will not take in, the driverless cars.


We will have lines of small driverless cars trailing each other as they go about their task of getting from A to B at 20 mile per hour. It reminds me of when I was a kid and used to watch Flash Gordon. The upper levels of the cities had little cars all in a row, but not on roads as we know them but on sky roads. As kids we thought that that was the future, but it never happened.
This idea also reminds of the London Docklands Light railway, which are driverless trains that automatically take passengers from A to B without any driver, the safe thing is that they are on rails to guide them, whereas the driverless cars will be battling against actual people who prefer to drive their own cars, I suspect it will not be too long before we see the first crash between humans and the driverless cars, that should be interesting.


Will Driverless cars ever take off?

I just cannot see it happening to a country like the UK with its busy crowded roads, perhaps someone out there can explain to me how it will all work. A simple thing is that if there was a crash who would be responsible for say exchanging insurance details or even just taking the blame, I suspect it will be the human drivers fault in any case, but if not will the driverless cars have to go to court? And show there images of the crash on the on-board cameras.
I am looking at this light heartedly, but there are issues that will require ironing out before these things are let out on the roads.
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Source: www.thestar.com

 

Electric cars-Not so eco-friendly – CNBC

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Electric cars

All-electric cars powered by coal electricity are potentially less Eco-friendly than their gas-powered counterparts.

Source: www.cnbc.com

This is something that many of have been saying all along? Electric cars are not green because they charge up on coal fired power stations?

Dirty Power Stations are Powering our so called “Green” Electric cars.

This is not a new idea; in fact it is one of those stories that will not go away . Because of the politicians who have set the world racing. Hence, to beat their self-set climate emissions controls targets. In my opinion what they really want is alternative energies. Other than the costly price of oil. To replace gas driven cars with electric cars.
All the leading national governments. Began to throw huge amounts of money into their universities. Thus, to help discover alternative fuels. For the reason, that are greener and more sustainable than oil. I must admit that I am impressed with the new research and development. Hence, that has come along in the past ten years. But at what cost. After all wasn’t the world supposed to be in a huge recession?

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In my own field of business. Then there have been massive developments. Consequently, in battery technology. So, and even the tyre companies are making an effort to produce more fuel efficient tyres. Of course, that enable vehicles to reduce their emissions. Thus, by fitting these tyres to their products.
However, I cannot get it out of my head. Incredibly, that these electric cars that are now being produced.

Therefore, are being charged up by electricity that is produced by “dirty” electricity.
Dirty electricity. Means that the power companies are using fossil fuels. Such as “coal” and “gas” .Hence, to produce the electricity that will eventually charge up these electric cars. I think that we are all been hoodwinked. By our governments into pretending that they are going to save the world. By make it a much greener place, or even a totally greener place? But I may be pessimistic but I don’t think it will ever happen.
Coal is still a cheap form of energy. Although the UK says that we are going to use more nuclear power. We are talking years ahead. Anyway nuclear power surely cannot be classed as “green fuel”.Look what recently happened in Japan. A horrific accident, on one of their nuclear power stations.

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The next problem to come along will be the problem of regulating the power companies and controlling the ever increasing growth of home solar panel units and the ability of the public to be able to control their use. At the moment we are restricted to the number of panels we can fit onto each household roof, but in my opinion we should be able to fit as many as we like and produce as much clean solar energy as we can, but sadly NO, we are restricted from pressure by the utility companies and can only produce so much power to go back into the national grid.

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I feel that I am drifting a little now, but I cannot see how issue of dirty electric can be cleaned up, and one other thing? the price of oil is now tumbling on the world’s oil markets and I wonder what effects this will have on the price of developing alternative energies?
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Scrap car battery-What to do with your old scrap car battery – Independent Online

Scrap car battery

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This looks like it is heading to be a scrap car battery

Independent Online What to do with a scrap car battery Independent Online But last weekend a friend and I were chatting over a recalcitrant carburetor in his garage when I noticed a number of (obviously second-hand) car batteries in one corner,…

This article is about car battery care more than what to do with your scrap battery. For some really strange reason drivers in the UK keep the old scrap car battery in their garage? this is really strange? when i have asked them why they do this they all reply with a similar answer.

The answer is that they are saving the old battery in case they need it in the future. When i asked them why they say that,”you never know when you might need one”

But i explain that their battery is dead and only scrap, then they don’t believe me and still precede to keep it.

Your old car battery is actually worth a few pounds! As a

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scrap batteries piled up waiting to be processed at a facility. 95% of waste batteries are recycled an excellent achievement

battery retailer we collect the old batteries and then take them to the waste collection centre.

All of the waste scrap car battery journeys are covered by the “transfer of waste” regulations, here in the UK and waste collection centres can only accept the scrap  battery delivery, if they are officially registered with the government.

The movement of waste battery products in the UK is strictly regulated. if you are disposing of a single scrap car battery, then you can take it to your local council waste facility, where you can place it in a specially marked place. Please do not throw it away or in your household bin.

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Leisure Battery Scheme to launch at the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2015 – Caravan Times

Leisure Battery Scheme

Never worry about buying the wrong battery again, thanks to the NCCs new Leisure Battery Scheme, set for launch this October

Leisure Battery Scheme-NCC launches its Verified Leisure Battery Scheme? Will it work?

As the owner of online battery site Batteriesontheweb.co.uk, I think that this is a step in the right direction. When I look and see all the different types and sizes of so called leisure batteries for sale, it makes me cringe?

How the owner of a caravan or motorhome chooses a new battery I will never know. I also hope that the National Caravan Council (NCC) distinguish the different battery types. The one that complicates people is the normal sealed lead acid battery and the AGM battery.

In my experience many leisure vehicle owners should be fitting AGM batteries and not the so called leisure batteries.  The AGM batteries are deep cycle batteries, which can be discharged down to practically zero percent. The battery can then totally recharge to full capacity without any problems. This type of battery is also a truly sealed Leisure Battery Schemebattery and can be fitted in any position.

This is also the ideal partner for the growing army of leisure vehicle owners who are using solar panels, as I have said the AGM battery will discharge to much lower levels than the so called standard type of leisure battery.

The NCC will launch the new Leisure Battery Scheme at the 2015 Motorhome and caravan show. The NCC also wants the leisure vehicle manufacturers to take up the Leisure Battery Scheme, when fitting the original equipment batteries. This is a good move and gives the owners the correct replacement battery, by using the Leisure Battery Scheme.

All the batteries that are verified will be tested by independent testing companies and then put into different categories and labelled with the information for the leisure battery buying public. The categories will be A, B and C.

A-     This will include the batteries for users who require a high storage capacity away from hook-up sites.

B-      This group will be for owners who use the hook-up facilities, but also use extras such as caravan motor movers.

C-      This group will be the regular vehicle owner and will be of lower capacity to be used over short periods, an example of this would be the 75 amp LV22MF battery.

If the correct leisure battery is purchased, then the cost can be as much as £150 or more, so it important advice to give to the consumer. The Leisure Battery Scheme should make buying one of these batteries a bit easier and clearer. I think that you should stay with the tried and tested products made by say Lucas or Numax batteries. These makes have been proven over years of service to the leisure industry, which should not be overlooked.

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Car battery Fitting-Should I Install a Car Battery Myself?

Car battery Fitting

Car battery Fitting

Car battery Fitting

RT @interstatebatts: When it comes to Car battery Fitting, DIY may leave you calling SOS: http://t.co/i7z3xsxGa2

This is a good article that warns about the dangers of car battery fitting.

Hence, in my opinion though i think that the car battery.Naturally, can be changed by the car owner. Thus, is a relatively easy job to do. Of course, the problem with car battery fitting comes with some of the newer car models.Therefore,  I think that some so called battery experts are just scare mongering. Many of the batteries that we sell online. Therefore, are fitted to older models. In these cases it is just a case of replacing the new battery. Replacing, the exact same way as the old one is removed.

One of the worst scenarios. Is when car battery fittings are the battery hold down nuts and bolts type.Therefore, may be seized up. The best thing to do is to apply some easing oil on the nuts about ten minutes before you try to remove them. If the nuts do happen to break. Then you must find some other way to secure the new battery?

Car battery Fitting-A loose fitting battery is an MOT failure here in the UK?

The article warned about the newer types of BMW cars. The problem with newer cars is that they all have on-board computer systems. This is to control the cars emissions and the whole thing is connected and powered by the car battery. These cars a mainly “start-stop

Car battery Fitting
Car battery Fitting;testing the battery with a voltmeter

cars? if you own one of these cars it would probably be the best thing if did have the car battery fitting done  by your local battery dealer. Some cars have to have an electric gadget to keep the computer happy while a new battery is fitted.

These cars are fitted with AGM batteries to give the car more battery power. it is important that you fit the exact same AGM battery when replacing the battery.

Happy battery fitting

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Self Driving cars-Doomsday Scenario- Here are the ways self-driving cars will change our world

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Garages will cease to exist, become reclaimable real estate…and other ways #autonomous Self Driving cars will change our lives: http://t.co/xey203y2re

Wow if like me you work in the auto industry then we had better be looking for another job?

This article portrays a nightmare scenario for the whole of the motor industry?

Why?

Driverless Cars.

You have to read it and keep nipping yourself every now and again. I still do not see a future for self driving cars and just think that it is huge companies with shed loads of money to burn.

I can not see how you could even start mixing the self driving cars on the same rods as cars with human drivers.

These self driving cars can not think like humans. it was proven when  self driving cars were stuck on a roundabout, during in testing. The car could not think how to join the roundabout, because all the human drivers were using their brains and speed of thought. They were nipping out, leaving the  self driving cars with no where to go.

Also the auto industry generates billions of dollars to the various exchequers  and employs billions of workers. How are these things going to replace the lost revenue from taxes.

Also what about the insurance problems and the emergency services, what are they going to use?

My blood is boiling at the moment, so i will cut short, but i don’t think it will ever happen, only perhaps on a new planet in three hundred years from now.

I have recently to be lucky enough to visit Rome the capitol of Italy. When i saw the the organised chaos of the Italian traffic system i had a little chuckle to myself, after the thought of the introduction of  Self Driving cars into their system.

No disrespect of any Italians who may be read my blogs, because their traffic system does work, albeit at high speed? we will have to see?

Eric Roberts

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Varta batteries in yorkshire – We offer Varta batteries at cheap battery prices online, with a next working day delivery…

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We offer Varta batteries at cheap battery prices online, with a next working day delivery…

Varta batteries are amongst the best batteries in the world. These batteries are made by the famous Johnson controls in various factories across the EU.

varta car batteries come in three distinct qualities.

The Varta Black, which is most suitable for the regular car that’s perhaps over five year old.

The Varta Blue (the one in the image), is more upmarket for vehicles with electric windows and mirrors.

The Varta Silver which is the top of the range for both starting and supplying power to the cars with many electrical components.

Varta also have an excellent range of AGM Start-Stop batteries, for the cars that are coming out with such technology such as the new hybrids.

Here in Halifax we also stock many other Varta battery products, such as truck batteries,leisure batteries and motorcycle batteries. they all come with an excellent guarantee and can be shipped all over the UK to most post codes. This can be done by our online battery shop www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk. Online payment can also be made with a next working day delivery by courier.

Eric Roberts

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