The BMW press event was possibly the fanciest I've seen. The X-5 which I couldn't care less about, has slightly better fuel economy than it used to, but they've made it bigger, meaning that the technological advancements could, in fact, have made it significantly more fuel efficient.
But the real news was the unveiling of the Hydrogen 7, a liquid hydrogen combustion vehicle that can also run on gasoline. The vehicle has serious limitations, of course. The hydrogen tank will only take the car 125 miles, while the gasoline tank will take it 300 miles. Plus, the car isn't really for the mass market at all. A hundred of them will be distributed across the country, fifty of them in the LA area.
The Hydrogen 7, just like all the hydrogen powered vehicles being
showcased at the LA Auto Show, is waiting for the future. The
infrastructure isn't there, the methods of producing cheap hydrogen
aren't there. We're just gonna have to wait. But, in the future, a car
that can seamlessly transition between multiple types of fuel could be
very important to the widespread adoption of alternative fuels.
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