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Thomasbus24
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USA
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Posted - 06/15/2021 :  06:16:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Please allow me to vent for a moment.

Go to "news" and read all about the electric bus fad, if you want to. But it's amazing how someone always has to spout off "IT'S ZERO EMISSIONS!" in every single story.

Do people REALLY think that we get our electricity from the power fairy or something? I worry about the future of our country/world.

Thank you for listening.

Bluenozer
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Canada
427 Posts

Posted - 06/15/2021 :  08:20:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm with you, and did fairies mine the goods that make these units, or how about pre EGR engines got about 1 to 1.5 million kilometers before a rebuild, post EGR engines get under 500,000 kilometers before a rebuild , not seeing the benefits of EGR , reduces tail pipe emissions , means nothing if your mining all this steel to rebuild these engines , or just replacing the whole unit but someone is making money off this stuff

OEM trained in wiring and all engine platforms for 20 years
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Sherm
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USA
621 Posts

Posted - 06/18/2021 :  1:08:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There's a lot of toxic stuff that goes into a battery and a lot of it is mined in third world countries where OSHA rules do not apply. That toxic stuff in the batteries has to go somewhere when the battery is shot...I'm not sure if it is recycled or stored under a mountain somewhere for another 500 years. And obviously, if we're all plugged in, there is a power plant somewhere chugging out more pollutants. If you think full circle, "zero emissions" is only a small part of the story.
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dsalinas1939
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USA
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Posted - 06/21/2021 :  08:25:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
correct me if i am wrong but with the egr dpf system thats suppose to catch all the soot and pollutants but when it does a regen its heating up the dpf to burn all that crap out and it goes back into the air so i dont see how thats helping emissions or enviorment
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Bluenozer
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Canada
427 Posts

Posted - 06/21/2021 :  08:36:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
doesn't burn it all(ash it will burn, like a wood stove) , soot still builds up and around 500,000 km you will have to change the DPF like an oil filter
zero emissions is a fairy tale

OEM trained in wiring and all engine platforms for 20 years
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