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Re: Electric aeroplanes

#21 Post by Pontius Navigator » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:37 pm

RiS, whilst both BP and RDS are both developing new energy strands, the P stands for petroleum not power.

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#22 Post by G-CPTN » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:57 pm

Whilst (from my childhood) nuclear power seemed 'infinite' and the prospect of hypersonic aircraft was the stuff of comicbooks,
what propulsion system would be used?
'Nuclear' is a fuel which possesses energy.
Any fuel must have its energy converted into a 'mechanism' that generates thrust.
Uranium on its own needs to be converted into heat whivh, in turn must 'turn' something that creates a (physical) reaction.

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#23 Post by Rwy in Sight » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:03 pm

I don't disagree on that point. However Hellenic Petroleum a state company offers already charging points on their fossil fuel station. Not massively but you get the idea.

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#24 Post by G-CPTN » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:19 pm

Petroleum-supplying companies would be foolish to ignore the advent of electric-powered vehicles and their needs.
BP to acquire the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging company
Chargemaster is the operator of the UK’s largest EV charging network and the leading supplier of EV charging infrastructure.
Acquisition is an important step in scaling up and deploying a fast and ultra-fast charging network on BP’s UK forecourts.
Chargemaster to be rebranded BP Chargemaster.
BP invests in PowerShare, one of China’s leading electric vehicle charging platforms

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#25 Post by Undried Plum » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:09 pm

Big Oil is keen to push for adoption of hydrogen because it is grossly inefficient and consumes colossal quantities of hydrocarbons in its production.

The "Beyond Petroleum" marketing gimmick was mostly for the Murricane market where the "British" moniker is not seen as a good selling point, particularly at government level. Better than "Anglo Iranian" I suppose, but best to drop the "British" part of the BP brand altogether in the US.

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#26 Post by Slasher » Thu May 02, 2019 6:22 am

This looks a bit hopeful! :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24m-V2f9-sY

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