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On 18/07/2021 at 18:06, PeteH said:

Yes, Back when, Our company cars where swapped out for Diesel Ones. Diesel was 10p? a litre cheaper than Petrol, and we got more MPG. Win-Win for the corporate bean counters, my loss was in  no longer being able to fill the bike on the Co Fuel Card, on the ocasions when I used it for "work related" journeys, Like B-S meetings in London and later Bristol.😭

Pete

My company has "environmental credentials and responsibility" so limits company (and car allowance vehicles) by CO2 output, and the bar is set very low, it was 99g for a while, this excluding all petrol vehicles. There are no hybrids, as they are too expensive. Also the money allocated has stagnated, so while you could get a Mondeo Estate with a higher trim level, now it is a focus Hatch in poverty spec.

They have just ordered hundreds of new Diesel Transit vans. No hybrids ( but then have you seen the price of hybrid Transits??? Clearly Ford  don't want to sell any)

The company also has a very high focus on risk and safety, quite rightly, a consequence of which is that you are not allowed for to use a motorbike for any company business, even if the most appropriate.

As part of the Risk adverse culture, every vehicle has to be Euro NCAP 6. This now means all sorts of unwanted electronic systems have to be added to achevie that. They ran out of things to make occupants safer in a collision a while ago, so now require stuff to prevent collisions 

 

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1 hour ago, thescrapman said:

They ran out of things to make occupants safer in a collision a while ago, so now require stuff to prevent collisions 

The next level up will include the obligation to have a man with a red flag walking in front of the vehicle. . . Hasn't that been done before? 😁

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On 23/07/2021 at 09:49, Chris A said:

The next level up will include the obligation to have a man with a red flag walking in front of the vehicle. . . Hasn't that been done before? 😁

I did think, maybe Horses?. But then they break wind, which is environmentally non friendly, But the effulents etc; are allegedly good for the Roses?.

Pete

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21 minutes ago, Chris A said:

Recycling a horse at the end of its useful life cycle is bound to raise some issues with the vegetarian community.

I though "Cheveux" was a French delicacy?.

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1 hour ago, PeteH said:

I did think, maybe Horses?. But then they break wind, which is environmentally non friendly, But the effulents etc; are allegedly good for the Roses?.

Pete

It's funny but they probably saw the ICE as being the end of the horse, and they're still around. There's hope for us yet, then.

Speaking of which, here's the end of a horse due to the ICE...

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Just a thought. With all the pros and cons of producing hydrogen. Imagine someone came up with the idea of refining a light liquid fuel from heavy crude oil and all the process and equipment that would involve.!!

Oh ...... it's been done

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13 hours ago, PeteH said:

I though "Cheveux" was a French delicacy?.

I thought it was the Brits who had a 'hair' of the dog that bit you?

Here we draw the limit at snails (local producer on my village market each month), frogs legs (out of fashion these days unfortunately). 

Horse, cheval, is quite popular although the horse meat butcher in my local town closed down many years ago, still available in 'normal' butchers or supermarkets. Not allowed to sell for human consumption if the animal has been treated with certain antibiotics or other other treatments.

Cheval , plural chevaux, but don't want to split hairs over a letter. . .

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43 minutes ago, PeterH said:

Going back to hydrogen as a fuel. In Levenmouth Fife they are experimenting with hydrogen as a domestic fuel. Worcester Bosch have hydrogen compatible boilers.

Does this mean the waste 'gases' would be water? Great if it is as I assume it would be hot therefore could be used for the washing up, showers or making tea.

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I went to Italy some years ago on a training course for work. And one of the restaurants we went to specialised in horse meat.  
 

and very nice it was too. Some of the guys wouldn’t eat it because it was horse. Never did understand why. 

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1 hour ago, Anglefire said:

I went to Italy some years ago on a training course for work. And one of the restaurants we went to specialised in horse meat.  
 

and very nice it was too. Some of the guys wouldn’t eat it because it was horse. Never did understand why. 

when they were offered it did the say  'neigh'

 

Roger

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21 hours ago, Anglefire said:

I went to Italy some years ago on a training course for work. And one of the restaurants we went to specialised in horse meat.  
 

and very nice it was too. Some of the guys wouldn’t eat it because it was horse. Never did understand why. 

How would they get on in some Far East places. You can never be sure just what the meat is, better not to ask either!☹️

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45 minutes ago, PeteH said:

How would they get on in some Far East places. You can never be sure just what the meat is, better not to ask either!☹️

Years ago we were on holiday in Tunisia and every time we asked the server in the hotel buffet what the meat was in any of the dishes he replied camel.

Did eat Puffin in Iceland years back, not much meat but they are very easy to catch. 

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7 hours ago, DVD3500 said:

I'll eat anything as long as it's cooked so as to be non-lethal.

Except liver... that's the body's oil filter so I can't get passed that...

I was told that before they synthesised the drug If you had severe anemia the only “cure” was RAW minced liver!! I love liver and bacon IF the chef knows how to cook it. Most turn it to the consistency of boot leather!

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There has just been an item of the news where the reporter used a Renault ZOe to go from Paris to La Rochelle. Before setting off they planned the 2 recharging stops they would need. They also worked out that they would have to drive relatively slowly compared to an ice. At the first no problems, other than it took 1 1/2 hours to charge. At the second there wasn't a cable that matched their car, luckily they found another close enough so they didn't run out. Again 1 1/2 hours to charge.

Total time for the journey 11 hours, 5 longer than with a ice. At least the cost was less, around 20 Euros of electricity.

My neighbours across the road have one, for long trips they use their old diesel

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One thing mentioned in the paper today, that I hadn't thought of is that come 2030 all new cars will be electric, which are all automatic, so all driving school cars will also become automatic, so no-one will be able to get a manual driving license.

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