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    Default Electric cars and fishing

    Just a thought, with some MP’s pushing to bring forward date to faze out petrol and diesel cars how would owning an electric car affect your fishing.
    Does anyone own an electric car?
    Have you asked your club about putting charging points in the club car park?
    Would you restrict your journeys to just local waters?

    I know that we are talking about 14 years time and it seems a long way off but it seems like only yesterday I retired but it is now 12 years ago. But I do hope to still be fishing in 14 years time.

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    Hybrid petrol cars would be more practicable. At present Pure Electric cars just
    don't have the round trip range for anything other than fairly short trips.
    Cannot see fishing clubs or even Commercials going to the expense of installing charging points on venues. How many cars would they need to cover.?
    Plus what would that cost do to a days fishing.?
    May well come to pass in years to come,but we will all be old and grey before
    it becomes a daily way of travel.

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    Default Re: Electric cars and fishing

    I honestly will avoid having an electric car in its present form for as long as possible.
    I don’t believe that the environmental cost of the batteries can at this moment in time be worth it.
    Can’t see any club being able to afford to put charging points in, unless it was free to install and some sort of payment meter.
    We as a country will have to invest a huge amount of money and time into charging points and electricity production before we get to 2040 or whenever the date is and I can’t see that happening anytime soon.

    I’d hoped that the hydrogen cell would have had a better reception.

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    Default Re: Electric cars and fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by floatfish View Post






    Hybrid petrol cars would be more practicable
    I have one, they are not all the manufacturers make them out to be although in the real world they are better proposition than an all electric car that weighs 5 tons and will only travel to the shops and back .

    Manufacturers millage figures for the electric car should in imo be taken with an even larger pinch of salt than the ones for petrol/diesel, the ones for my hybrid are 76 mph combined actual is around 55.

    There is also the degradation of the batteries to consider how they will be disposed of and the price of new ones, even top end electric cars such as Tesla are having problems with their vehicles.
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    Default Re: Electric cars and fishing

    I have often wondered why electric cars do not have built in solar panels on the roof, bonnet etc. They would be able to charge up when stationary and extend the battery capability/distance.

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    I'm quite sure they will have made electric cars already that charge themselves as they move, just as a normal petrol or diesel engine charges it's battery. Obviously a larger servo to charge the battery on an all electric car.
    The government will want everyone to buy the hybrids etc now and then they can bring out the all electric self charging cars.

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    I am looking forward to the first electric articulated lorry
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    Default Re: Electric cars and fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by john step View Post
    I have often wondered why electric cars do not have built in solar panels on the roof, bonnet etc. They would be able to charge up when stationary and extend the battery capability/distance.
    Found this on the RAC site.


    A solar-powered electric car that can recharge itself while being driven is expected to hit the German car market as early as 2019.

    Called the Sion, the model has 330 solar cells integrated into its bodywork and can be charged via solar power, conventional electric charging points and even other electric cars.

    These solar cells combine to a total area of 7.5 square metres, built into the car’s roof, bonnet and side panels, giving the Sion a unique look.

    The model – developed by Munich-based start-up Sono Motors – also features a type of Icelandic moss integrated into the dashboard which naturally filters out dust particles in the air and regulates in-car humidity
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    Default Re: Electric cars and fishing

    I have owned a hybrid for the last 5 months, the range on pure EV is around 25 miles, which gets me to my local venues and back without the need for a top up. If going futher afield I can charge the batteries as I'm driving. Between fuel fill ups the most mileage I got was 967 miles on 40 quids worth of fuel. Sure when it gets colder It will use more fuel as the EV range decreases due to colder temps. However no car tax and negligible parts costs, make the hybrid a no brainer. I go to work and use their free charger, so my travel to work and back are free.

    However all this is fine if it remains limited to a few thousand EV cars on the road, the biggest problem is what happens when it becomes masses of vehicles, the charging points are totally inadequate, the government really needs to invest in the infrastructure.

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    Default Re: Electric cars and fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by nicholaslukey View Post
    However no car tax and negligible parts costs, make the hybrid a no brainer. I go to work and use their free charger, so my travel to work and back are free.
    Just how long will this remain free, some one somewhere is paying for it or will need to pay for it.
    The problem with present all electric cars and fishing and I can't see much changing is size and range. What I need is car that will take upto 5 passengers plus luggage over a distance of 500 miles plus between charges or 2 people plus all fishing tackle that us anglers now take.

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