2019-03-19: The oil industry needn’t be too concerned -- for now -- about how Tesla Inc.’s electric cars are denting demand. China and its bus fleet could be more of a worry.
By the end of this year, a cumulative 270,000 barrels a day of diesel demand will have been displaced by electric buses, most of it in China, according to a report published Tuesday by BloombergNEF. That’s more than three times the displacement by all the world’s passenger electric vehicles (a market where Tesla has a share of about 12 percent.).
Starting off with updates on the two and three-wheeler inventory and baseline study being carried out, Clean Air Asia Transport Specialist Joemier Pontawe said data from the Land Transportation Office (LTO) showed that of the 5 million vehicles registered in 2002, two and three-wheelers accounted for 43 percent, rising to 60 percent of the total 10 million motor vehicles registered in 2017.
“This reveals a surge in two and three-wheelers within a decade, and it is important to note we only have information on gasoline-powered two and three-wheelers and none yet on electric units that have entered the market,”
2018/09/06: as outlined above:
the number of models of electric vehicles available for sale is about to increase enormously
the purchase price of electric vehicles is falling significantly
the range of electric vehicles about to match or even surpass ICE vehicles
EVs have essentially zero maintenance issues apart from the need to replace brakes and tyres (and with regenerative braking, brake pad wear is minimal)
the batteries in EVs last hundreds of thousands of miles/kilometers with absolutely minimal degradation;
and EVs are cheaper to fuel
So why would anyone consider buying a car with an Internal Combustion Engine? Most people won't. And consequently, the resale value of ICE vehicles will collapse.
2018/sep/26: There may be more bicycles but there will also be more planes. We’re still in denial about the scale of the threat to the planet.
Beyond a certain point, economic growth – the force that lifted people out of poverty, and cured deprivation, squalor and disease – tips us back into those conditions.
how come oil production, for the first time in history, is about to hit 100m barrels a day? How come the oil industry expects demand to climb until the 2030s? How is it that in Germany, whose energy transition (Energiewende) was supposed to be a model for the world, protesters are being beaten up by police as they try to defend the 12,000-year-old Hambacher forest from an opencast mine extracting lignite – the dirtiest form of coal? Why have investments in Canadian tar sands – the dirtiest source of oil – doubled in a year?
The answer is, growth. There may be more electric vehicles on the world’s roads, but there are also more internal combustion engines. Given that economic growth, in nations that are already rich enough to meet the needs of all, requires an increase in pointless consumption, it is hard to see how it can ever be decoupled from the assault on the living planet.
It doesn’t matter how many good things we do: preventing climate breakdown means ceasing to do bad things.
Electric vehicles have driven a new resource rush, particularly for lithium, that is already polluting rivers and trashing precious wild places. Clean growth is as much of an oxymoron as clean coal.
The implications of autonomous vehicles are vast, complex and difficult to predict. One thing is certain - their impact will be broad and significant.
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