On Monday, eleven hydrogen powered vehicles headed out of
Sponsors include nine automakers (Nissan, BMW, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai-Kia, Toyota, Volkswagen, and DaimlerChryser…you know…the biggies), the US Department of Energy, the California Fuel Cell Partnership, the National Hydrogen Association, and the Department of Transportation – in other words, it’s a pretty huge publicity stunt.
The publicity circles around the idea that we make enough hydrogen to power millions of cars already, it’s a clean burning fuel source, and hydrogen vehicles are on their way. We’ve been hearing that for a good long time, though researchers, automakers, politicians, hey even Jamie Lee Curtis thinks it’s true. But…does hydrogen beat EVs charged with renewably generated electricity? I think not. Plus, charging stations are likely easier to throw up than hydrogen refuling stations.
At any rate, the tour is attempting to tell people that hydrogen-powered cars are not perfect yet, but are a viable option for near-future vehicles. We’ll see…
written by Mumia, August 15, 2008
written by wtf, August 17, 2008
written by Robert Michael Foster, August 20, 2008
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