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This "Radical Right" Court is counting on the "do nothing Congress" to do nothing on climate change.
I remember a hydrogen powered "Hypercar" that was designed by Amory Lovins at the Rocky Mountain Institute.
This is what he want's to declare a national emergency? And he's waited until now to do it?
All fuels have their dangers. It's important to weigh them in comparison to the other fuels.
What I need is stand-up, enclosed, cargo space and although that tow capacity is useful I'd rather not have to maneuver a trailer around narrow city streets. I think I'll wait and see if they come out with a van.
Exxon understood the science of climate change before it became a public issue and spent millions to promote misinformation.
Batteries for short haul and hydrogen for long haul? There is an idea being tested that could make the need for hydrogen moot and cut into the need for the largest battery packs.
How many nit-wits will misread this I wonder? For my part: I'll take local warming over global warming any day.
Shuttle Bus operations are a lot different than regular transit bus operation. They spend a lot more time parked, waiting for a small group of passengers to get their $h!t together and then go to one or two set destinations where they sit and wait for that group to return or another to do the same.
The caveat here is that these chassis don't look like they could offload a module themselves, they wouldn't even have a driver to unhitch a trailer like a semi does. Anywhere I've worked the delivery trucks all came with at-least a hand truck or cargo dolly so the driver could unload the freight. This idea only shifts those duties to the destination points which are going to need new personal, equipment, and space to do that.
No worries of them using FFs here. A quick look at their 'group of partners—Hydrogenics, LBST, Neas Energy, and Hydrogen Valley' shows a strong investment in renewables.
"The remaining 20 trucks will be allocated to the company’s recently-announced Surrey, British Columbia sustainable fulfillment centre, which is set to open in 2022. " Oh good, I've been wanting to see these trucks in action.
As E-P says great savings could be had by moving cargo by rail but as Harvey says there is problem where the rail ends, the last mile problem. The answer may be in road/rail vehicles; Like the Blade Runner;
" the Administration claims" I wouldn't give you a wooden nickel for anything this Administration claims.
@Lad & @SJC Don't let perfect be the enemy of good. To not burn fossil fuels would take electrifying the nation's rail network but Canada has the fifth-longest rail transport network (46,552 km) in the world. The top 10 countries by rail transport network size are: United States, China, Russia, India, Canada, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa. It will take time and money to switch over while this is a quick fix for the meantime.
Actually, the idea of injecting small amounts of hydrogen into the intake to clean up an engine's emissions is old hat. So much has already been done elsewhere they don't have to spend much more to try it in a new application.
Only the involvement of Clariant is news here. I've known about this tech for a decade.
There's more to bitumen than oil. Whether they refine it into fuel or turn it into plastic there's still a lot waste left over. In 2013 the tailings ponds from the Alberta oil sands covered an area of about 77 square kilometres (30 sq mi). As of this year, there's about 340 billion gallons of toxic sludge sitting in those ponds. More of that we don't need.
" recent data show a decoupling of economic growth and transportation energy demand" So they were lying to us when they said limiting fossil fuel use would ruin the economy? I'm shocked, shocked I tell you. :/
In America the *average* car trip is less than 30 miles (one way) but 93% of all actual trips are less than 100. With an electric-only range rating of 33 miles this just barely covers the statistically average car trip and would still need destination charging to get home.
I'm not a Quebecer so this doesn't effect me and as I live on the west coast cold weather range isn't that big of an issue. My problem is different - I need my BEV "toad" capable. For those who don't know, a toad is a car you tow behind a RV with all 4 wheels on the ground. A Tesla can't be towed like that, it has to be put on a trailer. Get into an accident and you have to call a flatbed. Other EVs can only be towed with the driven wheels on a dolly.
There is no reason why these CNG buses can't run on renewable natural gas; Many of the city's vehicles already do.
Robotic arm nothing! Knowing Musk the truck will transform and stand up like Optimus Prime to hand over its own papers.
Thomas, please reread the article. "The mid-size van is thus suited for city-center use by delivery companies, tradespeople and public transport providers." If it stays on city streets why would it need to go faster? OTOH, the customer can choose between two options in top speed: "If more speed is needed, the customer can choose a top speed of up to 120 km/h (75 mph)."