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I can't believe they're still pushing this joke. Time for CARB to cut the funding. FCV are the worse auto "solution" ever imagined. -No fueling infrastructure -Guaranteed high prices as they'll need to convert methane to hydrogen. The energy used for the conversion can be used directly in EV's. -The rate of progress in battery's also made this obsolete last year. -There is No Social Good, to this project either: There's NO Carbon Benefit.
So, you're saying they're going to use the Clarity solution in a Civic/Insight body/frame? Well, that's ok, because the Clarity is a Big Car, and not city parking friendly. But, I'd wish they'd copy the better solution of the BMW i3 REX. That solution is Excellent, as you only use the gas engine after you've used 100 miles of electric power, or, you code the car and just turn on the hybrid system on the highway, where you can't hear it, and drive silently and cleanly thru cities. Also, The BMW solution is Quiet enough to enjoy your favorite music most of the time. You'll hear mid-range quality sound you've never heard in a gas engine car.
Pull the 32 out and put a bullet to the back of the Diesel's head already. 1) We're not trying to Make Oncology Great Again. Enough with the spewing of cancer particles. 2) This car will liberally save the driver Nothing in fuel costs. 3) It get's clobbered in the city by Hybrids, Plugins and EV's. Now, imagine a clean world where we all drove EV's, cars, buses and trucks. Imagine the lack of noise and stink in the city. Now, imagine the city property values Shoot to the Moon. $$$MONEY$$$ Diesel needs to go back to it's 1910 home for old ideas.
A Tariff increase of 10% is a Guaranteed RECESSION. Trump, and his team seem to be wholly unqualified for these decisions. You can raise tariff's to send a signal, and say that ultimately they will be 20% on imports, but, you cannot slap on a large tariff and expect anything but FAILURE. Secondly, Game Theory, Tit-for-Tat. China has a 20% tariff on US auto imports, you simply MATCH their tariff, and then demand they lower it. You don't slap on a 20% tariff on EVERYTHING. Repubs Prove their Incompetence in All Fields. Stop voting for the unqualified.
Toggle Commented Dec 27, 2016 on Links for 12-27-16 at Economist's View
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Does this analysis include or exclude these Federal Tax Code advantages? - Expensing of Intangible Drilling Costs - Percentage Depletion for Oil and Natural-Gas Wells - Domestic Manufacturing Deduction for Fossil Fuels - Two Year Amortization Period for Geological & Geophysical Expenditures - Percentage Depletion for Hard Mineral Fossil Fuels - Expensing of Exploration and Development Costs for Hard Mineral Fuels - Capital Gains Treatment for Royalties of Coal - Deduction for Tertiary Injectants - Exception to Passive-Loss Limitation for Working Interests in Oil and Natural-Gas Properties - Enhanced Oil Recovery Credit (EOR) Credit - Marginal Wells Credit - Corporate Tax Income Exemption for Fossil-Fuel Publicly Traded Partnerships - Excise Tax Exemption for Crude Oil Derived from Tar Sands - Royalty-Exempt Beneficial Use of Fuels - Royalty-Free Flaring and Venting of Natural Gas - Liability Cap on Natural Resource Damage - Subsidies for fossil fuels used in the residential sector - Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Really? Propane??? Come on UPS? You should be able now a days to buy Electric Vehicles for a phases of your fleet. All carbon solutions are DOA.
Wow. Too late to the party. Should'a done it 10 years ago, coal is dying so fast it won't be needed. Preserve your assets: SPYX to avoid coal bankruptcy avalanche.
Just a reminder, the "Green's" have better projected the growth of solar than Exxon. Does that say something about the competency of oil industry mgmt?
Yep, this was the debunked study funded by oil. Here's the thing though. You'll save lots of money simply by Transitioning Now to Solar and Wind. That way you won't have to fund blatant propaganda. You've only go 12 years left and then you're done. That's how geometric growth works.
Wow. Ford = Wrong Way Joe. LOL.
Oops, too late. Hydrogen lost even to trucks: http://gas2.org/2016/04/19/e-force-from-switzerland-better-electric-truck/
The good news is that BMW i3 has heavy regen, so 90% of the time no brake dust is created. The Volt 2.0 how has a regen button under the steering wheel, and the Leaf has a heavy regen option.
LOL. Did Toyota get 400,000 pre-orders for the hydrogen bomb when no one was looking? The NSA should review every buyer of a Toyota Maria, because only ISIS wants this car. --- Hydrogen Summary of Failure Hydrogen stations make excellent explosive terrorist targets. Hydrogen stations are very expensive, cost per station: $1.5 Million, who is going to be forced to pay for this? Hydrogen stations not pumping at the 10,000 psi required, you’re only getting Half Charges! Difficult to make hydrogen and store it. Hydrogen isn’t a source of energy, you can’t mine it, you can convert something else to hydrogen, like methane, but then you lose energy in the process. Hydrogen from water( in a global drought? ), is extremely inefficient. Hydrogen from methane gives you No Help with global warming, it actually makes things worse. As methane wells typically leak like sieves Hydrogen must be supercooled and compressed to 10,000 psi to store sufficient energy, which requires lots of energy. Burning it as a fuel is less than 50% efficient. The energy to do all this could be used to directly run an EV from a battery, and get you Twice as far. Hydrogen likes to leak. Hydrogen has a general problem of metal embrittlement, so you need special tanks. - Hydrogen tanks only certified for 15 years??? Hydrogen leaks as an invisible gas. Hydrogen is extremely flammable with an invisible flame. Right now hydrogen is a loser vs. current batteries, not to speak of the battery chemistry in the coming solid state batteries. Chevy Volt gets better MPG, at a Lower Price, and allows you to use cheap solar energy for your fuel, and hydrogen does not. We will not run out of gas during the EV conversion process. Platinum in the fuel cell = expensive. Hydrogen time refueling vs. solar. Solar: You plug in at your home, Time 60 seconds. Hydrogen: You drive 20 minutes, or to California, to the station 10 minute refuel, 20 minutes back home: 50 minutes lost. Hydrogen Cars were built on the premise that we’d need a "Bridge Fuel" to EV’s, however battery tech has advanced so rapidly that there is no need for a bridge, especially one as wasteful and expensive as this. http://gas2.org/2015/03/10/vancouver-ends-hydrogen-bus-program-amid-high-costs/ EV's running on Solar helps pay off your Solar investment 20%-40% faster = More PROFITS to YOU. A single H2 fueling station can service 36 cars per day. (The highest volume ones service between 24-36 FCEVs.) Compare to ordinary gas stations, which service an average of ~1100 cars per day (some say 2500/day).
Hey! This is supposed to be Green Car Congress. Not, Green BULL Congress. Why are you still pushing the hydrogen bull??? Are you getting PAID to continue to flog this horse manure?
By 2040, IF there are any "hybrids" for sale, they will have 500 miles of EV range, before the gas engine kicks in to fuel the hybrid. Do they not know of the Chevy Bolt with 200 miles of range. It's time to get into SPYX.
There's no Bigger Failure then the CARB Hydrogen boondoggle. Hydrogen Summary of Failure Hydrogen stations make excellent explosive terrorist targets. Hydrogen stations are very expensive, cost per station: $1.5 Million, who is going to be forced to pay for this? Hydrogen stations not pumping at the 10,000 psi required, you’re only getting Half Charges! Difficult to make hydrogen and store it. Hydrogen isn’t a source of energy, you can’t mine it, you can convert something else to hydrogen, like methane, but then you lose energy in the process. Hydrogen from water( in a global drought? ), is extremely inefficient. Hydrogen from methane gives you No Help with global warming, it actually makes things worse. As methane wells typically leak like sieves Hydrogen must be supercooled and compressed to 10,000 psi to store sufficient energy, which requires lots of energy. Burning it as a fuel is less than 50% efficient. The energy to do all this could be used to directly run an EV from a battery, and get you Twice as far. Hydrogen likes to leak. Hydrogen has a general problem of metal embrittlement, so you need special tanks. - Hydrogen tanks only certified for 15 years??? Hydrogen leaks as an invisible gas. Hydrogen is extremely flammable with an invisible flame. Right now hydrogen is a loser vs. current batteries, not to speak of the battery chemistry in the coming solid state batteries. Chevy Volt gets better MPG, at a Lower Price, and allows you to use cheap solar energy for your fuel, and hydrogen does not. We will not run out of gas during the EV conversion process. Platinum in the fuel cell = expensive. Hydrogen time refueling vs. solar. Solar: You plug in at your home, Time 60 seconds. Hydrogen: You drive 20 minutes, or to California, to the station 10 minute refuel, 20 minutes back home: 50 minutes lost. Hydrogen Cars were built on the premise that we’d need a "Bridge Fuel" to EV’s, however battery tech has advanced so rapidly that there is no need for a bridge, especially one as wasteful and expensive as this. http://gas2.org/2015/03/10/vancouver-ends-hydrogen-bus-program-amid-high-costs/ EV's running on Solar helps pay off your Solar investment 20%-40% faster = More PROFITS to YOU. A single H2 fueling station can service 36 cars per day. (The highest volume ones service between 24-36 FCEVs.) Compare to ordinary gas stations, which service an average of ~1100 cars per day (some say 2500/day).
But, does it have radar collision prevention?
Interesting, as Hybrids and EV's save you much more money, it's funny to see the people who can't do Math pick this solution.
Where's the Plug-in Model? Where's the 4-wheel drive model?
Not only that but for 99.9999% of America there are NO Hydrogen stations.
Wow, great carbon propaganda. However, China has also committed to 200 Gigawatt's of Solar and Wind, and that will REDUCE carbon production in the nation. As a matter of fact, China shouldn't export 1 single solar panel to any outside country and ramp up the cutover from carbon to clean energy. if the really want to solve the problem and get more Chinese hired.
How about FORD stop dragging it's feet on a Better CMAX Energi and a better battery. GM puts them to shame.