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Another aspect to Electric cars

Baldrick1
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Re: Another aspect to Electric cars

@billnotben 

You forgot to mention a fast and reliable FTTP service so that many more could work from home with decent video conferencing when required. Instead our leaders choose to destroy more of the countryside by investing (wasting money) on high energy usage high speed train sets.

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Re: Another aspect to Electric cars

Here is an article from TUC on commuting in UK,  they even split Black and minority ethnic ( BME ) from white people LOL..

Whatever happened to 'paperless office' ( we now use about a gazzillion sheets of paper each compared to about 5 sheets in 1980,  and video conferencing never took off, the only things that 'took off' are private jets carrying delegates to 5 star hotels to attend climate conferences at the four corners of the globe... )

 

https://www.tuc.org.uk/news/annual-commuting-time-18-hours-compared-decade-ago-finds-tuc

Minivanman
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Re: Another aspect to Electric cars

@billnotben 

Seems to me we have made a rod for our own backs.

Ease of transport public and private has facilitated schools, shops and much else to be beyond walking distance as they used to be. The result, village schools close as they are consolidated and local shops close as they are undercut by out of town stores.

Maybe limited mileage of electric cars is exactly what we need, but hang on, where are those same schools and shops we used to have?

How many of us now live in our own bubble of existence. We know the whole world through our laptops but have no idea who lives in our own street. With the decline in face to face social interaction, no wonder many get depressed.

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Re: Another aspect to Electric cars


@Minivanman wrote:

With the decline in face to face social interaction, no wonder many get depressed.


 

That and the whole anti-productive member of society thing the government peddle with universal credit, dare to be useful (such as repairing things, helping with gardening, assisting with shopping, etc., while being paid for it) while unemployed and you may aswell face the gallows for having such audacity to be nice and helpful to people who reward such behaviour...