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Doing the math (your homework) it takes 1 to 4 years for an EV to CO2 break even compared with ICE depending on your mileage. Another reason why advanced safety systems are important to keep the investment functioning. But trains and bikes are a much better policy strategy!
My dream is the super low cost potential of electric air mobility will finally end the use of the leaded fuel that reduces the IQ of kids that live around urban small airports.
HSR is much better with zero tire pollution, but this is a great improvement to diesel trucks!
Will they sell the truck in the USA? We need more competition in the EV truck market!
20000 psi testing allows for a 2.0 Factor of Safety for 700 bar systems.
What about much more storable NH3 fuel? It's the hydrogen storage elephant in the room. One N for three H and moderate cold temperature.
We really need a zero CO2 emission aircraft engine that will end the leaded fuel use in light aircraft. NH3 could work.
This is only good for the niche markets where EV's do not have the range ...yet, TBD. "73 kW @ 3500 rpm, and 41.2% BTE @ 2000 rpm and 2500 rpm" is good for a BEV REX. But the fuel cost is going to be crazy high!
@Gorr, take a break from the H2 coolaid! Your going to lose based on free market, first movers advantage. Electricity is everywhere. H2 distribution will always be a cost problem.
Maybe too little too late. Good luck competing by 2025.
Davemart, Toyoda is a fool, and one must suspect if he is planning to sell all the patents to BIG OIL. Toyota's PHEV's could reduce carbon emissions by increasing the battery size 10X from nanoscale to enough for 30 kms. Patents do not reduce carbon emissions without using them. The question is how much will Toyota shrink or how long until bankruptcy? China is making $20k EV's that are an incredible value for that price. China will be the new Japan. Hopefully that does not mean a monopoly.
Decent quality bike tires that last "long" are so hard to find. This is definitely long overdue better value (flat free tire life)/price.
Fuel cells are probably more efficient, but for peak loads as a big truck range extender this could be useful.
I assume it is a PHEV. It is a great interim solution, especially if it accelerates the heavy truck EV transition, especially considering the Tesla tractor truck is years in waiting! A few other bonuses of this strategy: Greatly improved steep gradient hill efficiency (regen!) and safety. Reduce global diesel supply crunch. City, low speed, efficiency will far exceed standard diesel trucks. The platform is probably easy to add more batteries to. Maybe they can convert it to LNH3 to make it zero carbon emissions. They will have an excellent resale market. More of these ASAP! LA and CA are so polluted by the dirty big trucks!
How about a LNH3 conversion demonstration with insulated LNH3 wing fuel tanks, demonstrating a quicker path to zero emissions?
Luxury tax space rides based on damage and external costs. US Military should not be exempt. There needs to be an incentive to use cleaner LH2 fuel!
This is needed ASAP, yesterday! DCFC is a messy and weak standard that has many real word problems with 1000's of possible DCFC-EV incompatibility and reliability problem combinations (and 10X more in the near future). I wasted hours on a trip trying to get a DCFC session started, until finally discovering the exact sequence of Phone App, plugin, credit card, ... instead of plug and charging like a Tesla.
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2022 on GM adding Plug and Charge at Green Car Congress
So refreshing to see such smart design instead of the DUMB UGLY BRICK UNAerodynamic SUVs!
RR turbogenerator fuel could be NH3 to achieve zero emissions and long range.
@mahonj Good start. Batteries should be sized to power takeoff to cruise altitude and they can be recharged during decent to landing. This could be much more efficient than the existing design.
Turbine engine optimum performance speed is often a design compromise. This alleviates that problem, and it can be used as a very lightweight reserve range extender which can save a lot of battery weight to satisfy FAA reserve range rules with zero or lower carbon emissions.