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Old 02-22-2018, 04:48 PM   #1
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Default Interesting development in Germany

A potential implication for diesels, see section "Ruffling Feathers" regarding AddBlue, now Daimler’s Vito.

Emissions Violations Have German Cities Facing Driving Bans - SPIEGEL ONLINE
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Old 02-28-2018, 03:57 AM   #2
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A potential implication for diesels, see section "Ruffling Feathers" regarding AddBlue, now Daimler’s Vito.

Emissions Violations Have German Cities Facing Driving Bans - SPIEGEL ONLINE
German Cities want pre Euro 6 Diesels or much older models ( exceptions exist)
From the Centre of their Cities.Some US reports think that ALL Diesels will be banned, which is far from the case. We know that the Germans want to Ban ALL ICE vehicles by 2040. These bans affect Petrol ( Gas ) engines, which is not in the Spiegele report.
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For Germany, dumping all ICE vehicles can work. The country is small, and has one of the top five world GDPs. They can add to their power grid so there is an outlet anywhere in the Fatherland for a vehicle that needs it.

Similar with other European countries. However, what works there really won't work here in the US, other than for the coastal area of California, and metro areas.

I think the ultimate compromise will be electric vehicles with built in IC generators which keep the batteries charged, as the only function of the IC engine. The advantage of this is that engineering around torque/HP curves can be tossed, as a generator can run at a certain RPM range and never leave it.
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Furthermore, Germany has invested heavily in solar power.

Germany Breaks A Solar Record — Gets 85% Of Electricity From Renewables
https://cleantechnica.com/2017/05/08...ty-renewables/

They are serious when they want to get rid of the ICE.
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It says -- getting ready for the diesel ban.

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