Re: Fossil Fuel ending.
Originally Posted by The Artful Todger
Firstly heat pumps with the heat exchanger to the outside air are already exist and are quite commonly found in Window Rattler air con units. Sorted. Next fuel cell catalysts use little more than in a modern car exhaust cat converter, need be much less robust, and have a life many times that of a modern car cat converter because they don't need to deal with the toxic and corrosive gasses and pulses of exhaust gas.
Next why does the thought of motor bikes with side cars amuse you? Were entering a new society that must of necessity have changes across the board.
Do you remember the BMW Isetta?
A modern version of that format will also be part of the way forward just as a motor cycle with a modern design side car will be a a popular and very viable option. Not an old world Watsonian kind of beast but an upgraded thing.
One certain thing is that bloody great "gas-guzzler" cars will not be churned out and in addition car ownership will become quite a rare thing, certainly much much less than today.
Oh yes , l remember the Issetta very well, l rode 10 miles on the back
" Bumper" of my mates one night , cant say l thought much of it?
Too dangerous and strenuous for my liking !!
I also know about motorbike and sidecars as l drove a Vincent
Rapide and Jet 80 sports outfit to Athens and back again long ago !!
So l am well used to the handling characterisrics of such a beast?
And l cant see them entering into general usage ??
You still have not answered my query about heat pump use in
congested cities ??
I am still chuckling slightly !!