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crissdee
1327386.  Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:15 pm Reply with quote

dr.bob wrote:
Although an EV could certainly do 650 miles in four days (163 miles per day is well within the range of most modern EVs)


It wasn't so much the range I was pleased with, more that after twelve years and 212,000 miles, it was still working perfectly well.

 
Jenny
1327734.  Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:59 am Reply with quote

And here's an interesting thing - a solar-powered car!

https://www.quora.com/q/like-wow/The-first-long-range-solar-powered-car?ch=99&share=c9ca441f

 
Alexander Howard
1327738.  Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:26 am Reply with quote

Jenny wrote:
And here's an interesting thing - a solar-powered car!

https://www.quora.com/q/like-wow/The-first-long-range-solar-powered-car?ch=99&share=c9ca441f


Slick! Just the thing to be seen in when I take my skiing holiday in the Cairngorms this winter. Ah.

 
Alexander Howard
1327941.  Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:37 am Reply with quote

Apparently there are not enough new engineers in Britain to keep the modern world running. Are there any engineers out there who can contradict this?

 
PDR
1327942.  Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:04 pm Reply with quote

It's a glib simplification of a complex issue, but I wouldn't necessarily dispute the core message that we need to encourage more youngsters to look at STEM-based careers.

Most companies (even engineering companies) offer higher pay, grade and advancement prospects to their project managers, commercial staff and finance staff than they do to their engineers, and I can't help thinking this is part of the problem.

PDR

 
cornixt
1327977.  Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:15 am Reply with quote

They don't pay them enough in Britain. I got a 40% pay rise when I moved to the US and I'm now earning far more than I could dream of getting in the UK for the equivalent job.

I think a lot of people are put off by the difficulty of the school work to graduate though, but the job itself is far easier for the most part.

 

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