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Tue Nov 18, 2014, 06:31 PM

Scientific American: Hydrogen May Prove Fuel of the Future

Will the most common molecule in the universe make for pollution-free cars?
By Julia Pyper November 18, 2014

Hyundai Fuel Cell Vehicles Arrive in the US

Humans have harnessed hydrogen for a variety of applications, from blasting rockets into space to making common household products like toothpaste. Now, after decades of development, hydrogen is about to find its way into the family car.

In June, Hyundai Motor Co. began leasing its Tucson Fuel Cell and has pledged to produce 1,000 units globally by 2015. Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. will start sales of their next-generation fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) next year. Yesterday, Toyota released a video showing the Mirai, its first commercial fuel cell car.

Several other automakers are aiming to release fuel cell cars in 2017.

One benefit is that FCVs bring tailpipe emissions down to zero, so tightening auto emission standards will be less of a problem for automakers. Another benefit is that while plug-in electric cars have range limits and time-consuming refueling, FCVs—which use hydrogen to make electricity—will be very familiar to car buyers.

They can be refueled in less than five minutes and boast a 300-mile driving range. For these reasons, several governments and car companies are betting on hydrogen as the clean transportation fuel of the future and one that will ultimately win consumers' favor...
FULL ARTICLE: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hydrogen-may-prove-fuel-of-the-future/

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The launch of the UK’s first commercial-scale hydrogen production and refuelling facility powered by solar energy heralds the dawn of an era of true carbon-free fuel.

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Tue Nov 18, 2014, 06:54 PM

1. "Will the most common molecule in the universe make for pollution-free cars?" Um, No.



More Hydrogen Claptrap. Most abundant element? It means nothing, as it can't be harvested, it has to be created using energy, usually fossil fuel energy.

Again, Hydrogen is not a fuel, so the article is dead in the water.

The UK solar-assisted H2 station isn't new, I broke ground on one in Sacramento years ago in 2008.

This is a race to zero EVs out of the marketplace so that Shell and Exxon Mobil can maintain the near monopoly on transportation.

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