Reply to post: Re: 400,000 miles

Electric cars can't cut UK carbon emissions while only the wealthy can afford to own one


Re: 400,000 miles

… and average diesel / petrol engines last how long? How much oil (synthetic or otherwise) (engine and gearbox/transmission) will they use throughout their life? Most vehicles aren't scrapped because of their engines 'fail' anyway - more like they fail their MOT and are uneconomic to repair .. engines will still run but there's no second use for them. EV batteries will be able to be repurposed (not recycled) if vehicle is otherwise un-economic to repair. And the difference between running an EV as a city run-about is different from an ICE how? I'd rather have an EV used around town for the school run / commute ...

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