It's not about ending oil necessarily. Jet fuel will probably always come from oil, and people like to fly. Oil is just going to be an expensive raw material for the chemical industry instead of being burned by land whales driving to the nearest dollar store.
EVs are one of the ways in which China will destroy the US oil-backed dollar hegemony. Only China has the capacity to do it, and it is doing it (with a little help from its friends in Russia and England) by concentrating all production and recycling of EVs and batteries in China.
No, we're not. LPG greatly reduces engine wear because of lower energy density and less corrosion. Engines also require fewer oil changes on LPG. Thus we're looking at much greater overall CO2 emission reduction. We'll just have to ask the Germans or the Russians what the actual numbers are. One thing you can't say about them is that they're stupid, and both Germany and Russia are switching to LPG, as an interim step towards hydrogen power.Britkid wrote: ↑Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:33 pm"Based on independent testing of nearly 9,000 cars from the EU that were manufactured recently and that have state-of-the-art pollution controls, those that run on LPG produce 11% less CO2 in operation and about 15% less from ‘well to wheel’, i.e. over the entire fuel supply chain than identical cars run on petrol." Source: https://www.drivelpg.co.uk/about-autoga ... -benefits/
"Diesel CO2 emissions are 29.2% higher than LPG whilst petrol is 26.8% higher than LPG." Source: http://www.unigas.com.au/why-autogas-is ... vironment/
So, we're looking at 10%-30% less CO2 from LPG.
I think the future is with the hydrogen economy driven by nuclear. In that scenario China with its EVs today is only doing the dirty work of destroying the stale US hegemony in order to clear the field.
LPG is already here in Chile on a massive scale - look out the window at all the Gasco trucks selling gas bottles. All that's necessary is to refit the vehicles and upgrade gas stations to sell LPG. The beauty of it is that the equipment can be manufactured here and refitting work done by Chileans as well, stimulating the economy while reducing people's fuel costs and helping the environment.