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      02-21-2013, 06:38 PM   #69
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Originally Posted by bimmerjph View Post
You say highly flammable as if gasoline isn't LOL. It (hydrogen) makes much more sense than electricity. Mostly because there is only problems with the hydrogen infrastructure, not the cars as is with electric.
Gas and diesel tend not to explode (outside of Hollywood/Studio City) or need to be stored under pressure or kept in a very cold state. Hydrogen still can't be created or contained in a cost effective way, something that we figured out with gasoline, diesel and electricity a long time ago. I'll give you that coal based electricity appears silly at the moment compared to gasoline, but hydrogen is still a pipe dream compared to just about any method of locomotion, including the Flintstone method.

I'll take a flat torque band over a leaking tank any day. Honda and BMW have both produced hydrogen cars, it can certainly be done, but not well and not in any method approaching profitability. It's great in theory, but until you can produce hydrogen in a manner that isn't cost prohibitive, it's a pointless endeavor.