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Re: Long live the oil burner

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 6:31 pm
by gsb1970
What happened to the hydrogen idea....?

Re: Long live the oil burner

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 7:21 pm
by BRC
That's the correct solution and can readily be incorporated into our existing liquid fuel infrastructure. Germany is leading the way in this regard and I'm sure hydrogen will eventually come to the fore. Far easier to liquefy/store hydrogen than contemplate charging points per household. Don't forget though to liquefy hydrogen you still need power but the emission value out of the exhaust would be a big fat zero.

Re: Long live the oil burner

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 8:06 am
by PhilB
BRC wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 7:21 pm
That's the correct solution and can readily be incorporated into our existing liquid fuel infrastructure. Germany is leading the way in this regard and I'm sure hydrogen will eventually come to the fore. Far easier to liquefy/store hydrogen than contemplate charging points per household. Don't forget though to liquefy hydrogen you still need power but the emission value out of the exhaust would be a big fat zero.
Absolutely.
We are still getting the great "con" over "renewables" when they are quoted separately from fossil fuel electricity generation.
Apparently the UK is up to about one third of generation being renewables.
Unfortunately and however inconvenient it may be for the EV "cult", renewables includes "biomass" such as wood pellets which are burnt producing tons of CO2.
I read an article which said that the amount of CO2 involved in the production, transportation from the US and burning of this stuff made coal actually cheaper and greener!
But that's ok as we can grow more trees!!
:roll:
Electricity production should be measured on the amount of CO2 it produces irrespective of the fuel.
The UK is painfully slow rolling out Hydrogen filling stations across the country.
Compared to plug-in EV's, Hydrogen fuel cell cars/buses are a no-brainer.

Re: Long live the oil burner

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 8:45 am
by Vespa
It's 6 weeks since I filled my oil burner and I will not be filling it again for another 2 weeks. In my old petrol cars with similar trips it would be on 2 weekly cycles. Not wanting to bring the S/S into the equation here but I think that has made a massive difference to me on my journeys from 34 ish average to 41 average now it works. Most journeys at present are short.

Re: Long live the oil burner

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 10:40 am
by Domfow
Audi has just introduced a mild hybrid V6 diesel , in the new S4, S5, S6 & S7 ranges, so they definitely see a future in diesel.
The 345hp diesel in the new S6 and S7 replace the V8 petrol from the previous generation of car :o

Re: Long live the oil burner

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 10:53 am
by Vespa
S6 S7 etc? I thought these were Samsung phones. Phone sprung for technics as the Audi saying goes. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Long live the oil burner

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 4:21 pm
by BevC
Does anyone remember the solar panel car? That didn’t last long.

Re: Long live the oil burner

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 4:41 pm
by Mike Rometer
Vespa wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 10:53 am
S6 S7 etc? I thought these were Samsung phones. Phone sprung for technics as the Audi saying goes. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
S3s certainly were; I've only just got rid of mine! :o :oops: :roll: :lol:

Re: Long live the oil burner

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 4:29 pm
by Domfow
BevC wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 4:21 pm
Does anyone remember the solar panel car? That didn’t last long.
Later this year a German manufacturer will launch a solar powered car,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLZKdkgB85k

Both Hyundai and Kia are incorporating the latest generation of Solar roof panels in their next generation of cars, these panels will provide battery top up in motion and when parked, most cars spend 95% of the day parked, therefore they can charge whilst you work, without a cable. Also Toyota will be expanding their range of cars with Solar panels, you can get the Leaf and Prius now with Solar panels, but they are offered more in countries nearer the equator.

Re: Long live the oil burner

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 4:31 pm
by Vespa
Tried it on the Stop/Start wasn't too effective (joking) :lol: :lol: :lol: