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PoliCon
02-09-2011, 06:18 PM
By Christopher Booker 8:00PM GMT 15 Jan 2011

In its obsessive desire to promote the virtues of electric cars, the BBC proudly showed us last week how its reporter Brian Milligan was able to drive an electric Mini from London to Edinburgh in a mere four days Ė with nine stops of up to 10 hours to recharge the batteries (with electricity from fossil fuels).

What the BBC omitted to tell us was that in the 1830s, a stagecoach was able to make the same journey in half the time, with two days and nights of continuous driving. This did require 50 stops to change horses, but each of these took only two minutes, giving a total stopping time of just over an hour and a half.

Considering that horse power was carbon-free, emitting only organic fertiliser along the way, isnít it time the eco-conscious BBC became more technologically savvy?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/8262095/London-to-Edinburgh-by-electric-car-it-was-quicker-by-stagecoach.html

Rockntractor
02-09-2011, 06:23 PM
That's hilarious!:D

PoliCon
02-09-2011, 06:55 PM
It would be except this is a snapshot into what the progressive elites what for us. :(

Rockntractor
02-09-2011, 07:01 PM
It would be except this is a snapshot into what the progressive elites what for us. :(

I could see cars like this working in a large city if you had the infrastructure for it, like parking you pay for that includes a recharge.

lacarnut
02-09-2011, 08:14 PM
I could see cars like this working in a large city if you had the infrastructure for it, like parking you pay for that includes a recharge.

All this electric car nonsense is going to do is increase the amount of electricity usage and up, up goes the KW price. Obummer tells us that we will be producing 80% of our electricity by 2035. I heard the same crap with Carter.

NJCardFan
02-09-2011, 08:20 PM
4 days? You could ride a bike that far in that amount of time.

Madisonian
02-09-2011, 08:20 PM
I can already see this crap happening.
Person A gets in car for 10 mile commute.
Gets stuck in traffic jam in winter and battery dies waiting for traffic to clear.

Gingersnap
02-10-2011, 10:19 AM
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