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I may be dated, but I'm still in favor of George Olah's Methanol Economy. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methanol_economy
Maybe it's the right time to revive Shai Agassi's (Better Place) old idea of exchangeable batteries. You drive in and swap them out in 5-10 minutes, instead of waiting for the charger. Could you imagine being in line waiting behind other cars to get to the plug, and then waiting again once you've plugged in? It would be like the gasoline crisis of the 70s. We need a quicker way with all of these BEVs coming on line.
Lithium's costly, and most has to be imported, unless they come up with a chemistry that bypasses it, and other REs. FCs are making breakthroughs using little or no precious metals, and California is still pushing on with H2 infrastructure. Batteries are huge, heavy, bulky, and degrade over time. The energy lobby would favor H2 as well, so....I think the bet is an easy one, though the auto manufacturers seem to favor BEVs, Hybrid electric-petrol vehicles and PHEVs at present. I think they'll change over to H2. Lighter cars, quicker re-fueling, rather than charging. The infrastructure will come. The oil companies will build it when sentiment starts to favor FCVs.
Q. I saw ICEVs driving through high water during hurricane Harvey. Would BEVs be able to perform under those conditions?
...and oh, that hideous, over-done grille !!
No matter how many baubles are added to a Camry, it still looks like a Camry. I wonder how they do it. It's a middle-aged Mom's car trying to look like something new and fresh, and failing miserably. It hasn't really changed, except in superficial make-up, in two decades.
Did Romney promise VP to Rubio if Rubio would be his FL attack dog? Sounds like it. I used to like Rubio, but with this BS, I'm going with Newt.
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It was Romney that started the dirty tricks. Newt started out with a positive campaign until t. Romney pretends he has no control of the PACs that write his ads. If he has no control over his own team, how can he run a country? GO NEWT !!
How's that Socialism working for you and the rest of the sheeple, Henrik? What's after the "Fat Tax"? Do you really like your government confiscating half your check for their own personal agenda? Are they smarter and more responsible with your money than you are? How long ago did the Danes give up their freedom? They used to be such an independent people. Now they are drones. The market will sort all of this out.
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Oct 8, 2011