Monthly Archives: September 2021

Can Diesel be Green?



We talk to Howard Gerwin from RKLAB AG to get a greater understanding of diesel engines and how they work and diesel technology development to improve CO2 and NOx emissions. Howard explains diesel gate and what happened and the challenges Volkswagen faced. He goes into depth about catalytic converters, EGR, SCR and AdBlue and explains how it works. He talks about the 380 million existing engines in existence and the need to find retrofit solutions to have a significant impact on climate change. How the RK injector is an exciting innovation to diesel engines which could revolutionise the industry especially for marine, rail, standby generators and construction vehicles. The ability to retro fit could have a substantial impact on global warming and stopping climate change.

If you would like to get more information on any of the topics reach out to Mark Palavestra or John Sinclair on LinkedIn or keep up with us on the socials

 

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This information on this site is intended as a general reference for Internet users. It is made available on the understanding that Talking Automotive with Mark & John, as a result of providing this information, is not engaged in providing professional advice. Viewers & Listeners should seek their own advice re undertaking any commercial actions. All information in this site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of accuracy, timeliness of the predictions discussed & is without warranty of any kind, express or implied.

 


Are Electric Vehicles the Silver Bullet?



Join us as we discuss the challenges with electric vehicles and the manufacture and disposal of electric vehicle batteries. We investigate the scarcity of rare earth metals and impact the mining of these metals will have on the environment and how this will impact electric vehicles and impact on the environment as a whole. We discuss in depth what Zero emissions means as emissions from the tail pipe and not necessarily emissions generated as a whole. Why this can be misleading and why it should be measured differently. We talk through various fuels and why a blended solution may eventually be appropriate, the impact it would have on his lifestyle and what he needs to know when purchasing an electric vehicle. We compare this to a traditional purchase of an internal combustion engine car and how this has now changed. We also look to the future and how this could change in Australia. We discuss a full range of topics including: Charging stations, charging times and charging coverage. What is the difference between zero emissions, emissions from the tail pipe and overall emissions. Rare earth metals and the mining of these metals for electric vehicle batteries. Recycling of electric vehicle batteries. The need to change your lifestyle from what we have become accustomed to. Climate change, emissions.

If you would like to get more information on any of the topics reach out to Mark Palavestra or John Sinclair on LinkedIn or keep up with us on the socials

 

You can support us via our Patreon account: https://www.patreon.com/talkingautomo… or shout us a coffee:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/autocurr…

Thank you to our sponsor PrixCar Fleet Services https://prixcar.com.au/services/fleet…

This information on this site is intended as a general reference for Internet users. It is made available on the understanding that Talking Automotive with Mark & John, as a result of providing this information, is not engaged in providing professional advice. Viewers & Listeners should seek their own advice re undertaking any commercial actions. All information in this site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of accuracy, timeliness of the predictions discussed & is without warranty of any kind, express or implied.


Holden Monaro Australian Muscle Car – Car Enthusiast Explained



This week we go back to the roots of the auto industry and speak to an automotive enthusiast Silvio Barbisan. Silvio belongs to the Monaro Car Club and discusses why a person becomes an auto enthusiast and then why particularly a Monaro enthusiast. Silvio talks about what makes a muscle car and how a persons interest can evolve over time. Silvio tells us about the the ten Holden and Monaro vehicles he owns and some of the vehicles he has previously owned. He talks about why he was so angry when Holden pulled out of Australia and what vehicles he could possibly consider in the future. he discusses the various Monaro’s he has owned especially the HG GTS Monaro. Silvio also goes into depth on what you need to consider when buying an old car as an enthusiast and how as a young person you can develop your interest as an auto enthusiast.

If you would like to get more information on any of the topics reach out to Mark Palavestra or John Sinclair on LinkedIn or keep up with us on the socials
 
You can support us via our Patreon account: https://www.patreon.com/talkingautomo… or shout us a coffee:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/autocurr…
 
Thank you to our sponsor PrixCar Fleet Services https://prixcar.com.au/services/fleet…
 
This information on this site is intended as a general reference for Internet users. It is made available on the understanding that Talking Automotive with Mark & John, as a result of providing this information, is not engaged in providing professional advice. Viewers & Listeners should seek their own advice re undertaking any commercial actions. All information in this site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of accuracy, timeliness of the predictions discussed & is without warranty of any kind, express or implied.