A pro-hydrogen vehicle story from today's Globe.
Will the vehicles of the future be powered by electricity or hydrogen?
They know where their bread is buttered.I have become very disillusioned with the traditional main-stream automotive journalists.
Hydrogen is stupid.
Part of my work is using Hydrogen gas. Its a PITA to make sure all pipework and fittings dont leak. Since it is the smallest atom, it will leak where other compresses gases wont.
Why the hell would anyone use a Hydrogen powered ICE over a EV, its idiotic.
That's not what the National Bank-Teranet House Price Index shows in its report as of March 2018:Another example...housing market in Toronto is down about 20% in 12 months in Toronto and about 25-30% in many areas in 905. I'm talking PRICES ...yes the average Toronto house is down about 20%. This is not being widely reported. All you hear is that the number of transactions is way down. Who cares about that? Real estate agents and governments relying on land transfer tax. We only care about price but it's barely being reported.
Why is this? Because if you tell everyone that housing prices are cratering they won't buy houses. That hurts real estate agents and the developers.
Who are the biggest advertisers in newspapers ? Real estate agents and new home developers
The papers are catering to their client.
Their second biggest advertisers? The automotive industry. Dealers, manufacturers etc. We shouldn't be surprised.
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I can't imagine the first collision between 2 hydrogen cars.
The article is factually incorrect. Also the prof is an accomplished hydrogen fuel cell researcher so their is some bias there. Article incorrectly states:
"Compare that with fast-charging stations that can charge a battery to 80 per cent in 30 minutes – each station only handles one car at a time. What if you get there and it’s busy – or broken? And right now, there are only 139 of them in Canada."
Tesla alone has 48 L3 stations with up to 20 chargers at many of them for a total of 507 charging spaces. Quebec has 70 L3 CCS/ChaDemo locations. His stats are way behind or he doesn't see Tesla as a viable long term company, like many in the hydrogen fuel cell arena.
Anybody find up to date data on numbers of stations and charge points in Canada?
Ever search for parking in downtown Toronto? Many parkades prohibit LPG vehicles from parking underground. If hydrogen is as volitile as they say, perhaps this will be the case for them as well. Who would want to own that car...