PH wrote:Why has the thread title changed?
Living without a motor vehicle isn't the same as living without relying on one. I've had two deliveries in the last few weeks, if it keeps raining I'll be on a bus tomorrow and while I was walking away from the grocers this afternoon they were having a van full of fruit delivered, some of which had travelled thousands of miles.
The ICE powered vehicle is here to stay if only in part.
There's also the question of non ICE motor vehicles, yes undoubtedly an improvement, but if anyone thinks alternative power sources will make having your own personal transport sustainable, I think they're wrong.
Electricity can be generated at home on the roof or collectively on the many large warehouse,etc roofs up and down the country,or by tidal,river flow and wind power.
They may not be the total power needed but can be the majority of it,that and a different approach to travel,public transport,much smaller private vehicles,pedelecs,etc,etc can save a lot of power and particularly fossil fuels which should be conserved as better more green power sources come on stream.As it is we seem to be going in the opposite direction with ever bigger private cars such as SUV's which seem to be on the increase,and cheap air travel,at what point does the country say stop,and take a long term view on the issue of travel?
Presently I don't see much in that direction with the building more roads and vanity projects such as HS2