Hydrogen powered cars

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http://autos.aol.com/article/hybrid/v2/_a/hydrogen-powered-chevy-equinox/20071221113609990002

Despite the misspellings and grammatical errors, it's a rather interesting read.

Basically hydrogen cars are slowly coming into the world (the world being california and new york). They don't explode, and they produce zero emmissions which is always awesome. The only downside is on one tank of Hydrogen they only go like 150 miles which sucks balls. But they don't explode which rocks. And I'm sure the price for one sucks because it's probably expensive. I wonder how much it will cost for one, and how much it is to fill a tank. Of course, no one is going to switch to a hydrogen car it's it's more expensive then gas.

The problem (in my eyes) though is you can never get hydrogen in it's original state, it's always bound with another atom such as oxygen. And I can only assume that getting hydrogen alone isn't easy or cheap. But that's just me, I'm no expert.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrolysis

And before anyone says anything about the hindenburg, when hydrogen and oxygen mix and burns, it burns an ultraviolet color almost invisible to humans. So I suppose the only downside to these cars would be that we would never know if there was a leak, thank god the people know what they're doing and made sensors for it (Kinda like for radiation leaks omg).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen
 
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The problem (in my eyes) though is you can never get hydrogen in it's original state, it's always bound with another atom such as oxygen. And I can only assume that getting hydrogen alone isn't easy or cheap. But that's just me, I'm no expert.
And before anyone says anything about the hindenburg, when hydrogen and oxygen mix and burns, it burns an ultraviolet color almost invisible to humans.
You can make hydrogen in your garage with little difficulty once you have it set up. It's rather slow but that method can produce enough hydrogen needed to power a fuel cell car.

Also hydrogen fuel cells do not leak or explode with out some pretty wild stuff happening. They are designed to be pretty fool proof due to the technologies original use in space craft.


The only downside to fuel cell cars atm is that you can't find hydrogen on the street corners so it's hard to come by and thus expensive with out making your own.
 
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http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5977085690337730430&hl=en-CA

Most of the video addresses the electric car, but it also addresses the shortcomings of hydrogen-powered vehicles, and the reasons why automotive industries prefer hydrogen-powered vehicles over electric vehicles and their motivations for choosing the dark horse over the technology we already possess.

One of the problems people have with the process of attaining hydrogen is the massive amounts of co2 produced during the process. If our goal is for our vehicles to have less of an environmental impact, we probably shouldn't be creating inordinate amounts of greenhouse gases. As far as I remember, fuel cells also just aren't as efficient as the vehicles we're already using, and certainly aren't as efficient as the electric cars we're capable of producing, and have produced in the passed.
 

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