Our supply infrastructure is almost a living thing. Even 20 years ago a tin of beans scanned at the checkout was being loaded onto a cage 300 miles away to navigate the hubs and then to store. Nowdays the information that AI can extract and predict trends makes some of the SciFi movies look like an antique documentery.
But yes time to store is calculated from loading slots in the bay, what is to be loaded, hub to hub, any delay on accident, traffic in town and now the horror of 20 will see some horrific interuptions to service and ultimately used to bump UP prices.
Courier companies ALREADY started to hit us with levies.
Not sure it will promote anything electric Andy, our grid is bother.
Anything for big haulage future as regards green lies with companies like JCB on hydrogen. One of the things that caught my eye is they developed a refueling plant as well as the engine to replace the old site diesel bowser
Given the background in electric ground lifts electric would be easier but they have at least seen the folly.
Next 10-20 years will be interesting. Would be great to be around that ong to see it unfold.
Electric is no good. I charge at home for buttons, likely costs me 1p a mile to run, great for me but looking at the plan to come to the AGM, I am cheaper by a long way bringing the diesel and skipping the extra DAY almost it takes for me to stop and charge.
Day running Helen only typically uses 5% but I used it yesterday evening for "dads taxi" for my son, left with 180 miles on range, went 32 miles ( 2 trips 16 miles round) and was left with less than 75 when I parked up, that was running lights and heater.
On Electric I reckon I am actually better off on expenses at end of the month by a fair bit even paying for the electric car, but the tech and capabilities are not there to replace anything practical yet. Its one of the longer range one and it comes in at nearly 2 TONS ! and yes, I can see it killing roads faster. Smaller cars, Fiats/BMW Minis all sub 100 mile range, I would have struggled last night in either of those.
Needs beer to put the world to rights on that one.
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