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Well, it’s Bristol, innit?

Climate activists declare war on ‘gas guzzler’ cars… by vandalising an electric Tesla
The controversial group, who call themselves the Tyre Extinguishers, targeted a Tesla car in Clifton, Bristol

Port cities should be centres of hybrid vigour – the gene pool does become enriched in oh so many ways. OK, only the one way perhaps, but that many times.

Bristol is the disproof of the contention.

16 thoughts on “Well, it’s Bristol, innit?”

  1. Of course looking at it from a Machiavellian perspective, had “Tyre Extinguishers” not targeted an electric car, reports of their activity would not have got into the national press and we would never have heard of them. However to quote Machiavelli himself “Always assume incompetence before looking for conspiracy.” As such I’m envisaging them as being rather like the “Tooting Popular Front”.

  2. I always feel it must be most liberating to have the rebranded Globble Worming excuse whenever you want to be a bit antisocial or thuggish, because not only can you escape punishment, you can boast about it and become famous for 7 seconds…

  3. Likewise, the loons targeted the London Underground a couple of years ago – superglued themselves to the electric trains that take hundreds of cars off the roads.

  4. If the loons had targeted it on the basis of much greater weight, causing extra tyre wear and road damage, they might garner slightly more respect…

  5. Well, Teslas (and all electric vehicles) are more energy intensive to produce…

    You have to do a decent number of kilometers or miles before you start to actually get a CO2 benefit…

  6. Didn’t Tesla cars used to be the eco-twat’s wank-chariot of choice before the South African Badman bought Twitter?

    Now they’re symbols of white supremacy or something.

  7. “Bristol is the disproof of the contention.”

    Awful lot of students in Bristol, around 43,000 or 9% of the population, and Clifton is awash with them. So likely done by some deranged student (probably from Bath) rather than a Bristolian.

  8. In similar lunacy, earlier today the Green Party promised to nationalise the Post Office….

    Not the Royal Mail, the Post Office. The bit already owned by the Government.

  9. You have to do a decent number of kilometers or miles before you start to actually get a CO2 benefit…

    Volvo stated 80,000 miles. Dunno if break-even includes the two or three battery replacements, probably not

    My old Rover 820Si was at ~340,000 miles when chasis rust killed it. Engine, gearbox, electrics, interior were all perfect. Over 15 years I had to replace rear exhaust boz, burnt valve, timing belt, tyres twice; clutch, ignition ECU, front dampers, radiator, speedo sender, starter motor once. All DIY with trade prices – less than £1,000 inc annual services

    Great car: 0-60 8.7 sec, max 130mph, 36mpg

    Purchase price for 5yr old £20k car with (first) burnt valve: £750

  10. >Port cities should be centres of hybrid vigour – the gene pool does become enriched in oh so many ways. OK, only the one way perhaps, but that many times.

    They are – but its fishmen cults.

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