" the felonious taking and removing of personal property with intent to deprive the rightful owner of it"
. Collins has
"the dishonest taking of property belonging to another person with the intention of depriving the owner permanently of its possession"
Not all of them specify the depriving the original owner of it, but it does seem that the loss by the victim, rather than the gain by the perpetrator is what makes this theft. If I take yourproperty and immediately destroy it, I've still stolen it even though I don't have it.
And 43 ferries on longer routes would benefit from conversion to hybrids that use diesel engines to charge their batteries.
Surprised there are any gains to be had here. Hybrids are great for stop/start vehicles like commuter cars and especially buses, but we get losses through various inefficiencies as well. Are they really stopped/peak accelerating for long enough to get serious gains? Well, I guess so... Still seems surprising.
As for the regular ferries, if we're using batteries anyway, it seems like the fastest way to transfer the power would be to transfer the batteries.
Or go the whole hog. Forget the batteries. Just plug them in with an extension cable!
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