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Old 20.11.2020, 17:07
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Re: Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030 under PM's green plan

What people don't realize is that it takes very little to make owning an ICE car almost as annoying as driving a 1st gen Nissan Leaf across the US.

AFAIK, gas-stations already make nearly no profit (or none at all) on the sale of fuel alone.

What do you think will happen when the demand for fuel declines every year?

Do you think more gas-stations will pop up to sell a declining number of customers less fuel?

I read somewhere that it only took a couple of weeks of Tesco et.al. undercutting each other on fuel prices to drive all "independent" gas-stations into bankruptcy (when was that? 90s?).

Engines these days are highly developed. They are not easy to repair and have special requirements for oil, fuel, ad-blue etc.pp.

The companies that produce this stuff will charge you through the nose for it when demand goes down and thus a negative scale-effect comes into play.

Adding to that are ever increasing regulations that will make it nearly impossible to build a car with an ICE engine anyway well before 2030.

See the discussion on the upcoming standardization of the Euro7 standard.

And don't forget that more and more cities will just ban ICE-cars from entering.

It will be like owning one of those Euro5 Diesels now.

The fact that a lot of people can't afford a "decent" BEV right now is not really a concern to politicians, in case you still harbor that romantic view of the world.


For once, the often quoted word of "disruption" is an apt description of the things to come.
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