MrLlamaLlama Posted July 9, 2009 Share Posted July 9, 2009 Yeah, a serious debate. I completely fail to see why more companies aren't investing in hydrogen powered vehicles. OK, maybe the economic climate isn't great right now, and they're all going bust left right and centre. But it won't stop them making hybrid vehicles, oh no. Hybrid vehicles are stupid. They use, primarily, a diesel engine, that has a decent MPG, say 40ish. But, at lower speeds and rev ranges, they use an electric motor, which is charged when the engine is running. The problem with this being, that the electric motor is still ultimately powered by oil. Oil is a fossil fuel, and they're just evil. (According to the government). We are forever told to be eco friendly and plant trees and save squirrels and turn off the lights and so on, so why won't one of the largest users of fossil fuels follow the same advice? To clarify at this point, I'm not on about climate change, I don't think it's too much of an issue right now. But I do think using up natural resources is. Honda have already created the FCX Clarity. It's hydrogen powered, costs the same as a normal family car, has 5 seats, all the same safety features and mod cons you expect, and runs on concentrated hydrogen. Concentrated hydrogen costs about the same to synthesize as petrol or diesel, but is far, far cleaner. You put hydrogen into your car, it combines with oxygen, some science happens, your car moves along (at the same respectable speeds as a normal family car today) and all that comes out your exhaust pipe is water. Water, which contains hydrogen, which can be collected and concentrated and put into your car again. Hydrogen is also one of, if not the the most abundant substance in the universe (as we know it). So why, oh why, oh why aren't more companies pressured to produce these technologies, Honda have already done it, and I'm sure the companies wouldn't mind either paying Honda, or for the research themselves if it gave them a good image. Hipocrisy pisses me off, hugely. Discuss. Honda FCX Clarity for anyone who wants to know anything else. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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