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Reply To: How long has the internal combustion engine got?

Home Forums General Discussion Chit Chat How long has the internal combustion engine got? Reply To: How long has the internal combustion engine got?

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Casperpete
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  • Bike: KTM 390 Adventure 2020
  • Rank: 125cc Rider

Short answer (IMO)- A lot longer than anyone currently predicts. Forget technology (unless you are developing a hydrogen cell) the problem is where we obtain the magnitude of electricity required to fuel even todays fleet of private and commercial vehicles. At a minimum we will need to generate more than 50% more electricity than we can supply today.A 1000 Megawatt station (Eg;Huntly or Benmore) takes between 10 -15 years to plan and build. The country hasn’t built any projects of this magnitude in the last 20 years. You could build a nuclear plant – Ha Ha.Go stand on an over bridge on the Ak motorway and try and spot a few electric vehicles. They are a drop in the ocean.