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Hyundai says Hydrogren Cars next year

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by ggies07, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. ggies07

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  2. stopcrazypp

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    They are planning to make only about 1000, so yes. That's still a lot by hydrogen car standards, but that's not saying much (Honda only leased about 25 Claritys and GM about 100 Equinox FCVs).
     
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    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Why choose to build a hydrogen car instead of a BEV if it's a compliance car anyway?!

    I'd assume that the technology for a BEV is simpler than that for a Hydrogen-fueled car?! And, there's more of an infrastructure to refuel a BEV?!
     
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    #4 stopcrazypp, Nov 19, 2013
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    They get 7 credits for each hydrogen car while a typical "100 mile" BEV like a Leaf would get only 3 credits (you need battery swapping to get 7 credits and a lot more range like the Model S). Basically it reduces the amount of cars they have to make and support (probably only a small R&D fleet is necessary to satisfy the requirement). There's also less (no) competition too.

    Also the 1000 I mentioned is worldwide and includes 2015.
     
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    As always these FCVs are just for show and a (poor) environmental alibi for the ICE mafia. i keep thinking it would be really could though if one of these companies dared to take the Tesla route and build an all-out luxury, high performance FCV from the ground up. Even if it cost $150k. This assumin pg of course that such a vehicle is possible to build (I have some doubt).
     
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    It's actually 9 credits for hydrogen with "fast-refueling" and 300 mile range, for model years 2015-2017. In other words, they can make ONE THIRD as many cars as a typical battery electric compliance-only car with 100 mile range.
     
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    I can't wait to see one drive over a trailer hitch.
     
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    I remember Type V as being 7 credits. Did they recently change this?
     
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    I am skeptical of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles... but the Hyundai Tucson is a good looking car and I'd take a test drive simply out of curiousity.

    Introducing Hyundai Tucson
     
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    Unfortunately it'll only be offered for lease in California, so unless you live in California, it's unlikely you will get to test this car.
     
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    One word: Infrastructure. Am I the only one who is extremely tired of the hydrogen-talk? We've heard about it for such a long time, and even if the Hyundai Tucson is a breakthrough FCV-vehicle it would still be soo much more limited than the Model S or BEVs in general. I'm tired of waiting, and it will take many decades before they have a practical infrastructure for hydrogen around the globe. I don't have that time.
     
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    On a related note, if a hydrogen powered car could be fueled using methane (CH4), you could just fart your way to work and back every day for free. Remember to eat your beans kiddies!
     

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