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Our transport is heavily oil-based. What are the alternatives?

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vtsnowedin wrote:Will EV autos and trucks not need smooth highways?
These are new or greatly widened roads to fit more cars on to reduce congestion. The existing roads are quite smooth., and EVs run just as well on rough roads as other vehicles
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PS_RalphW wrote: These are new or greatly widened roads to fit more cars on to reduce congestion. The existing roads are quite smooth., and EVs run just as well on rough roads as other vehicles
Yes but if you have the traffic volume you need the matching capacity. As we move to EVs we will reduce CO2 emissions without necessarily reducing vehicle miles driven so we certainly need to maintain the system we have and make any expansions needed.
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PS_RalphW wrote:
vtsnowedin wrote:Will EV autos and trucks not need smooth highways?
These are new or greatly widened roads to fit more cars on to reduce congestion. The existing roads are quite smooth., and EVs run just as well on rough roads as other vehicles
I disagree. The roads west of Brum [Shropshire, Worcestershire etc] are often single track potholed dirt roads. It will take a lot of sorting out.
Banning HGVs and prairie tractors from dirt tracks would focus the local pricks.
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