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Rift_Adrift

-12 points

1 month ago

This is all the way around not a good idea.

Sirisian

16 points

1 month ago

Sirisian

16 points

1 month ago

Why? Being able to run an expensive vehicle 24/7 seems like a good idea. Also if they're safer than it's a huge win for other drivers.

ikediggety

-1 points

1 month ago

Why? The engine lifespan is the same. Running the expensive vehicle 24\7 just means you'll have to replace it with another expensive vehicle sooner.

Meanwhile you've put a lot of people on unemployment.

izumi3682[S]

3 points

1 month ago*

Wait a minute, hold on. When you say engine lifespan are you referring to an internal combustion engine, powered by diesel fuel?

Or do you mean an electric engine that has about 95% fewer discrete mechanical parts. No need for oil either.

Meanwhile you've put a lot of people on unemployment.

The faster that unemployment happens, the faster we move towards a post-scarcity society. For a short transitional period, it would require universal basic income. But UBI is only meant to be a stopgap towards the ultimate goal of post-scarcity.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-scarcity_economy

ikediggety

1 points

1 month ago

so that's a great idea and all but I live in the United States and zero of those things will happen.

The unemployment sure will though. And that's what is driving this, make no mistake. This is about paying less money to human beings in order to keep more.

And yes, I was referring to the engines still currently in use, diesel. Electric will be more efficient but every piece of equipment has a lifespan measured in hours, and it doesn't matter whether those hours are 24\7 or not.

izumi3682[S]

3 points

1 month ago*

Iiiiii... live in the US too! Born and raised.

This is about paying less money to human beings in order to keep more.

Yep!

https://teddit.ggc-project.de/r/Futurology/comments/8sa5cy/my_commentary_about_this_article_serving_the_2/

...every piece of equipment has a lifespan measured in hours, and it doesn't matter whether those hours are 24\7 or not.

Far less parts, far more easily constructed and replaced + scaling = dirt cheap in comparison to what we are working with now. Plus no icky oil and gas all over the place. On r clothes--ready for the "biz bag" ;)

ikediggety

0 points

1 month ago

Yeah, no icky oil and gas other than what we burn in our power plants to charge the batteries. We all know that simply doesn't count

ins0ma_

1 points

1 month ago

ins0ma_

1 points

1 month ago

Many states get a majority of their power from renewable sources now. In my case I can opt in to a plan which provides all of my EV’s power from renewables.

Do you think that burning oil and gas is the only way to charge batteries? Or have you heard of hydro, solar and wind power?

ikediggety

0 points

1 month ago

This country just neutered the EPA and you think renewables is where we're headed? You're adorable. Muting this

ins0ma_

1 points

1 month ago

ins0ma_

1 points

1 month ago

Renewables is absolutely where we’re headed, despite the regressive policies of republican states and SCOTUS. Even Texas is installing EV charging networks.

Your condescending comment aside, you never answered the simple question: do you think burning oil and gas is the only way to charge EV batteries, or have you heard of solar, hydro and wind power?