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Charging VS Refueling Stations

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by vfx, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    CA CA
    Japan is putting in some charging stations.

    "The recharging stations cost about ¥4 million (US$36,500) each,
    including construction expenses."

    I would think with the high pressure or low tempature required for hydrogen storage that filling stations would be $36K just for one tank.

    Has anyone done the numbers on a hydrogen filling station compared to a Electric charge station?

    I could see the two compared in two ways.
    1. The cost of dirt-to-built a fully working 4 car filling station Hydrogen VS Electric - Including permits, OSHA, EPA licences etc.
    2. The daily operational cost of the two, making hydrogen (off site) and transporting it in tanker trucks VS the almost nil cost of running an electric station daily.
    Has anyone done this?

    Might as well find out what a regular gasoline station costs as well.

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