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Tesla may be better, longer initial range and thermal control help.
Cellulose fuels can be used in existing vehicles, a proven market. Capital likes lower risk.
jzj There are posts from LEAF owners about the 80 mile range becoming 70, 60 and so on. No one asks what the range reduction is with Tesla after 100,00 miles.
EVs mean cleaner air, less imported oil and lower C02 emissions.
This eliminates those "fat, lazy, overpaid, union" bus drivers Harvey hates.
1500 cycles when cycled at the 2C ..good progress
Volvo Cars details more of the V60 diesel plug-in hybrid; 3 driver-selected driving modes - mahonj The rear axle features ERAD (Electric Rear Axle Drive) in the form of an electric motor producing 70 hp (52 kW) http://www.greencarcongress.com/2011/02/v60phev-20110221.html
eliminate the need for expensive platinum as a catalyst HTPEM has none on cathode.
Pt/Ru is expensive. HTPEM needs no Pt on cathode.
Lots of uses for lignin.
Make bio DME, reform it on board the vehicle for a fuel cell, no NOX.
Take the therm to make DME, put it in a gas turbine, transmit the electricity, convert it, round trip though the battery and you might get 28% in an EV. NG to DME is 70%, hybrid turbo diesel is 40% for about 28%.
FC-PHEV make sense with ethanol/methanol reforming.
A REDOX flow battery can be recharged with electricity or restored with fluid. The Phinergy aluminum primary battery can only be restored by an aluminum change. That is one of the good features of a lithium flow battery, it CAN be electrically recharged 10,000 times without losing a lot of capacity.
The price is AFTER deductions, the interior will change. Most car writers believe the exterior will be similar in production but the interior will look nothing like the concept.
"..permission to build.." The CPUC needs to make sure there is no monopoly. The decision needs to allow other companies to enter the market and compete.
The Tesla has 1200 pounds of batteries in more than 7000 cells. 600 pounds to go the same range with 10,000 cycles and no capacity degradation would not be bad.
Mean time might be 30 years, a lot can happen in 30 years. It takes decades to build the advanced biofuel plants, commercial jet aircraft will need liquid hydrocarbon fuels, so the risk of 200 million EVs in 30 years is not a threat.
Shell botched their attempt last year. Like the guy from Shell said decades ago, we can get the oil, it will be harder to find and cost more. We have to decide when it is diminishing returns and time for a change.
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2015 on Arctic oil on life support at Green Car Congress