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Old 07-02-2001, 20:29   #1 (permalink)
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frown Future looks grim...

It has come to my attention that big V8's (and all other petrol engines) will be come a thing of the past. Think about it, crude oil is running short and getting more expensive by the second, the public are blaming cars for mass pollution causing the green house effect, governments are applying tougher rules on emission levels in cars, and Major car companies are developing electric cars (Holden and ford included) , and this looks very, very sad IMO.
What can we do? - nothing, eventually it'll get worse and us 'petrol heads' will start talking about the sweet sound of an electric car instead of a 5-litre V8 roaring. The future does not look good at all...:(
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Pritesh,

I know where your getting at exactly, and yes it would be sortof dooms day for us V8 and big 6's diehards.

However looking on the bright side, they had this hype in 1986 where cars by the turn of the century will be powered by alternative fuels. Hell even Ford and nearly holden for that matter dropped the V8 by the mid eighties.
Now look at us, Holden and Ford are kicking away with big V8's with massive horsepower.
Surely if Ford and GM realise that oil will runout and people don't want V8's they wouldn't be making these engines.

Quite frankly IMO i reckon i'd be a while yet before where driving around in Vacuum cleaners and Swatch cars.
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Old 07-02-2001, 20:45   #3 (permalink)
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Electric cars and such won't become mainstream transport for a long time yet. The main reason is the price. The technology is nowhere near where it needs to be to be competitive on price. Think about it.. How many people are going to spend $50+k on a Honda Insight when they can spen $14k drive away for a Hyundai with better peformance. That's a lot of years before you see your added expense claimed back..

Internal Combustion engines.... accept no substitute.. :D
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haha (vacumn cleanears).
But still, it's gotten to the point where there is all readt Hydrogen/electric cars in production (hello Honda hover), it's not just a theory any more, it's pure fact and it's gonna happen, soon.
Who's gonna suffer? - not you old phoeys, but me and my mates:( .
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Who's gonna suffer? - not you old phoeys, but me and my mates:( .
The internal combustion engine will be around for at least another 30-40 years... Oil companies sponsor politicians remember..
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Internal Combustion engines.... accept no substitute.. :D [/B]
Well i'll make it even simpler, in addition it has to either be an Inline 6 or a V8, can be forced inducted ofcourse. :D :D :D

Pritesh,

I doubt in 3 years when you'll be driving that electric cars or the like will be affordable or as practical and powerful. My specs for an electric car, gotta meet the specs of EF_GuY by which when i get bogged behind a semi up Lapstone Hill doin 60km/h i like to accelerate past him and be doin 140km/h.

Just a thought Electric cars has full torque from 0 rpm, does it mean they can do better circle work or line lockers, :eek: :eek: :eek:
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But still...:( :( :( :( :(

What about my kids??!!!!!!!!!!!!!:eek: :eek: :eek:
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As long as there is oil in the ground we will have petrol cars, and I think there's still a fair bit to go yet. There's a lot of rich Arabs and Texans out there, when they start to invest in electric cars I'll be worried.
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The first thing to happen will be for the internal combustion engine to run on different fuel ie. hydrogen. It will be a long time before electric cars are the go.
Speaking of children, I am soooo worried that when I have kids that they will become holden fans, god I hope not. That would be worse than electric cars.

Petrol will last a long time, cars are getting more fuel efficient, so there will be more and more petrol to go around as they get better.

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But still...:( :( :( :( :(

What about my kids??!!!!!!!!!!!!!:eek: :eek: :eek:

God help FF, and us, if you ever manage to breed!!!

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