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BANGKOK 18 August 2019 19:58
webfact

PM Prayut targets diesel cars, factories

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can someone tell me of 1 person...just 1...who has a diesel car and has decided not to drive it into the city. I seriously doubt people will stop driving their diesel cars.

 

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2 minutes ago, ebean001 said:

can someone tell me of 1 person...just 1...who has a diesel car and has decided not to drive it into the city. I seriously doubt people will stop driving their diesel cars.

 

If you could give me just one reason why I would do so ? [one that is actually based on evidence]
Just because everybody "says so" is just not good enough for me !!!

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17 minutes ago, ebean001 said:

can someone tell me of 1 person...just 1...who has a diesel car and has decided not to drive it into the city. I seriously doubt people will stop driving their diesel cars.

I drive my diesel SUV to the nearest BTS station with parking and conduct as much city travel as practical by train. But I've always done this so I've not actually stopped driving into town, I just never have.

 

Of course it's nothing to do with pollution, I don't like sitting in traffic and hunting for somewhere to park.

 

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The hub of knee jerk reactions

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1 hour ago, Lungstib said:

Chiang Mai and other up-country cities are even more affected by diesel emissions than Bangkok. A large percentage of vehicles in these places are pick-ups and I see little hope that their owners are going to agree to 'give them up' any time soon. This would be tantamount to war.

Modified pick-ups. I also used to think they were old and unmaintained. Not so, they are modified to increase power, noise and produce the thick black smoke billowing out the back that the locals are so fond of. Same as the honda wave motorcycle bad boy, noise boy club. 

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2 hours ago, djayz said:

Too little, too late me thinks. 

 

Please tell me they're not going to build a gigantic spraying device made of PVC to suspend over the city! 

Then using "Clean"water straight from the canal,very healthy 

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48 minutes ago, ebean001 said:

can someone tell me of 1 person...just 1...who has a diesel car and has decided not to drive it into the city. I seriously doubt people will stop driving their diesel cars.

 

My neighbour does that, he always used his fortuner but lately he brings his grandkid to school in his daughters car.

 

Another neighbour started using skytrain instead of his diesel-sport-suv....but it takes him far too long and is too inconvenient so now he sits in the truck 3 hours a day.

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12 minutes ago, PumpkinEater said:

BURNING OF THE FIELDS IS OF THE PROBLEM!!!!!

As a pilot I see hundreds of fires.

 

The Government needs to buy 100 tractors and 100 plows and go across the country (Ban the burning forever) to help the farmers (plow the fields).

 

 

They just bought new tanks from China, maybe they can also plow?

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1 hour ago, canopy said:

Haven't they considered if diesel cars and factories were the problem it would be year round, but it's seasonal instead. The problem seems to be seasonal agricultural burning, but they suspiciously are not talking about this. Why?

 

 

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How about targeting the police and get them to do their job to stop all the smoking lorries, buses  and pick-ups etc that freely use the roads billowing clouds of wasted fuel ?

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

BANNING the use of diesel vehicles, promoting the use of electric cars, and suspending the operations of polluting factories were among the measures to tackle Bangkok’s dangerous air pollution that were considered by the Cabinet yesterday.

All great initiatives and very effective...in the long run. I'm talking 20 years maybe. Some things need to be done now. Get new busses with alternative fuel engines, restrict diesel trucks to specified areas in the city and do something about cars and motorbikes that spew smoke as they drive along by having smog testing tied to reregistering vehicles.

 

Banning diesel vehicles is NOT going to happen. Show me a company that is willing to get rid of an entire fleet of diesel trucks; unless you force then to do it. More efficient diesel engines is a reality, short term.

 

Electric cars are all the rave but still not practical. They are expensive and you can't just jump in your electric car at the last minute, hit the road and charge up along the way. You need to wait for the car to charge. In some cases that takes an hour. Not even in California where Tesla is made and there is a good recharging grid can you do it. Most parking lots might have at most four charging stations out of 200-300 spaces. It is taking years to build the infrastructure.

 

How about instead of sticking a building in every open lot create green spaces.

 

 

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