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No mention of cost I wonder how it compares to a similar capacity/capability hybrid?
"highest company-average projected durability is 2,500 hours with 10% stack voltage degradation" 2hrs a day, 250 driving days a years is 5 year life. Yikes! what with BEV battery packs having a eight year, 70% warranty. What will a new stack cost?
Bring it on. e6 Introduction The e6 is a long-range, pure-electric utility vehicle. It is a cross between a sedan and an SUV with superior interior space (over 88.3 cu-ft or 2.5 m^3). With over 800 operating as public eTaxis, the e6 fleets have an accumulated range of over 45 million miles (72M km as of May 1st, 2013). The nominal range of the BYD e6 on a single charge (in an eTaxi duty-cycle) is about 186 miles (300 km) and it operates two shifts for nearly 24 hours with one mid-day supplemental charge.
PRICE: £13,500 OTR Wonder what Govt rebate it would qualify for?
For a start and to encourage the purchase of vehicles so a hydrogen refueling network can become established, each dealer that sells fuel cell vehicles should install a hydrogen refilling station at the dealership. Or collaborate on a refueling station within x km's as many dealerships cluster. I imagine some form of refueling capablility would be needed in each service department.
Looks like for now its a share rental program similar to the bike shares available in a lot of city centers.
I wonder how they calculate the cost.
“Electric vehicle charging rates are rising and some customers have asked for higher power stations to future proof their installation investment,” says Will Barrett, Inside Sales Manager at ClipperCreek, “the ClipperCreek team has responded with 48 Amp charging, that is 11.5kW of power.” The HCS-60 is compatible with all plug-in vehicles available today
You can bet there will be an after market for a bigger fuel tank. Hopefully the price will drop as seen with other EVs. IMO this price point is going to hinder sales. I like Dave R's idea, ER-battery pack(s). Now if it could just be removable, rentable and if all BMW dealerships had SAE DC Combo Fast Charging stations, this might be much more attractive for the range anxiety issue.
Platinum cost? At the $47 cost per KW from 2012, $20 is stack cost and about $9.42 was the Catalyst Ink & Application (NSTF). So 47% of the stack cost and 20% of the cost per kW. So if the new process is 10% of the $9.42 lets say that makes cost of the stack now $11.52 and the cost per KW $38.52.
Would this be the first US City with movable barrier flood protection, as opposed to permanent levies and dykes?
Can this produce enough electricity to make the alternator redundant?
If he is serious and as he say's doesn't have the time but wants to spur development maybe he should invest in et3 since they have the same concept and are ready to build a 3 mile amusement ride for 10 million. They claim, ET3 can be built for 1/10th the cost of High Speed Rail, or 1/4th the cost of a freeway.
BMW on the purpose of the range extender. A contrast may be seen in BMW’s philosophy as evidenced by BMW’s global R&D chief, Herbert Diess, who was quoted recently saying the i3’s range extender is not designed to be used day in, day out, as the Volt’s range extender is capable of. “The range extender is not intended for daily use. It’s for situations when the driver needs to extend the range of the vehicle to reach the next charging station,” said Diess. “Therefore, the i3 probably won’t be the choice for customers with a need for an extended range.” Instead, a plug-in hybrid would be a better choice, Diess said. He also said BMW expects people may flock to the range-extended version at first, but as the car becomes known, those opting for the range-extended i3 will diminish from half of all buyers, to just one-fifth. “It is more of an issue for those who have not yet had a chance to use an electric car,” said Diess of the range-extender option. “After a few days, they usually discover that a base range of [100 miles] is sufficient to limit recharging to about two times a week. In most cases where people first think they need a range extender, it actually never is used.”
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