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NAS: By 2050, it’s possible to cut car petroleum use by 80 percent

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by Doug_G, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    NAS: By 2050, its possible to cut car petroleum use by 80 percent | Ars Technica

    :confused: Already well past that point!!!


    I'd say, "not ignored enough".
     
  2. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    • assuming hydrogen in generated from renewable energy
    • complete absence of existing infrastructure
    • lack of a clear route to hydrogen production
    • report gives them a strong endorsement
    • at least as promising as battery electric (which already exist and have none of these disadvantages)

    "We believe in fairly tales but reality we distrust"?

    I just don't get it.
     
  3. ThortsMD

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    I have to agree with brianman. I had been waiting for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle until I discovered the S in October (I know, I'm late to the party). But at that point I had to make the H fuel cell vs battery decision. For me, the longer time frame to market for fuel cells, the desire to use my solar panels NOW and, most importantly from a sustainability stand point, the hydrogen fuel delivery model requires one extra energy-requiring step -- split the water -- that makes it a significantly greater user of net energy. That last point made my decision to go electric once a viable car (the S) was available.
     

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