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  1. They're talking of half a million containers a year on the route that means a lot more HGV drivers to be found. Perhaps someone should be spending some money on the rail link although I doubt that the government would do that. Unless perhaps they could be persuaded that southern Poole was just another way to spell northern Goole. They don't seem the brightest buttons in the tin so that stands a good chance of success.
  2. Good luck finding that. Add it to the must find list with the hens teeth.
  3. Large helping of humble pie for you then Cabin-boy.😀 https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/19635620.ship-morocco-set-arrive-poole/
  4. A number of sites do that. Until you complete your email address it is after all an invalid address. It's a bit off putting but it does make some sense.
  5. There has been a 205m vessel in Poole so with some work it might not be as impossible as it might appear at first sight.
  6. I always thought software control prevented charging and discharging above and below set safe limits. If that isn't the case I wonder why not as it would be so easy to do.
  7. Having smart meters I queried that when the meter reader last called. He was quite open about the reason. He said It was a legal requirement for utility companies to send a meter reader at least once a year so that at the same time he was able to check for signs of meter tampering and security seals still in place etc. Whether that's true or not who knows.
  8. I'm sure it was never your intention to be rude to anyone You clearly feel very passionately about the undoubted benefits of EV vehicles which is no bad thing.
  9. You undoubtedy make some very good points but I'm not sure insulting everybody who may put forward an opposing viewpoint is the best way to get your views accross.
  10. Of course manufacturers always try to reduce costs. I'm not convinced that a car designed and built in 2000 is as good as a car designed and built in 2020 which I believe will not be as good as a car designed and built in 2030 or 2040. We all pay heavily for new innovations in all aspects of life to cover development costs hence my remarks about early adopters paying a high price.
  11. If you're thinking in purely chronology terms then of course you are correct. To me a better definition would be volumes available to purchase. In that respect the number of non EV vehicles is massive compared to the number of EV's so to me the current purchasers of EV's are early adopters. The point I was making was that early production is invariably not as good as the products coming down the line and aiso much more expensive. The cars you mention are great cars, cutting edge in todays terms. Will they be seen to be inferior to models available from the same manufacturers range in 5 or 10 years time I would hope they will be. Most other things progress why not EV's? I didn't intend that my remarks should be taked as a comparison between ICE and EV propulsion that's not really comparing like with like.
  12. Anyone who buys an electric vehicle at the present time should consider themselves to be an early adopter and as such should expect to pay a high price for an inferior product. We are in much the same place at present to those that purchased early flat screen tv's. Prices plummeted accompanied by great improvements in quatity. The tipping point between crt's and LCD/Plasma took place over a very short timescale. No doubt the same will happen with personal transport but we're not there yet.
  13. Don't speak too soon. We don't as yet know the shape of their bread rolls.
  14. I don't doubt that for one moment David. The question is are there enough to keep all the existing BF fleet in operation any time soon. Looking at the figures released today regarding food exports certainly the freight side of the operation must be suffering as well. On the plus side BF do appear to be looking at other revenue streams with the Cherbourg rail link and the ground effect craft being discussed on another thread.
  15. I'm sure you're right there will be further changes. From postings on this site you don't have to look very far to see there are clearly some people desperate to get away. Unfortunately for BF it seems to be the same small group, hardly enough to filll a rowing boat let alone a large ferry.
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