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Yep, some way to go with electric cars. Norway has embraced all-electric motoring with commendable speed. However, I'm told you have to stick to the urbanised areas. Battery ranges plummet in sub-zero temperatures and Norway is over 2000kms long!
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Both Toyota and Honda are putting all their efforts into hydrogen as people start to realise that Electric cars still need to get their electricity from somewhere, and that somewhere is usually a fossil fuelled power station.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Oct 17 at 6:47pm
Would imagine Caravan industry investigating and planning, 20 odd foot twin axle caravans towed by a large 4x4, camper vans, power hungry combo's.
possibile power plants with technology today,
Hydrogen (unlikely). 
Flywheel drive, (dangerous), possibility for HGV and buses/coaches.
What else is out there ?
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I had a hybrid outlander and towed a rib with it. It was great for launching and recovery, but the small fuel tank (to make space for the batteries) made long, low mpg journeys a nightmare. Lots of refuelling.

I think the technology has a way to go for towing heavier loads, although it barely noticed the Laser.
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*If* electric vehicles become universal then the range problem will get solved. Who knows, it might be like the days of horses - every 100 miles you stop to change battery packs. If it doesn't get solved then there won't be electric cars. And don't forget the 2040 thing (which of course could by changed by any government in the meantime) only mandates hybrid cars, so when the rules come into force, who knows, it might be 10 mile radius by electricity and 1,000 mile radius by petrol...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Oct 17 at 6:07pm
We have many discussions about the future of dinghy sailing. 
what issues will all electric vehicles bring ?
Talking towing, caravans, boat trailers etc.
Campaigning could be difficult with limited mileage vehicles.
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