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Price tag has got to drop a tad bit but I believe that this is very likely the type of car that our grandchildren will be driving.


This is a true documentary from BBC. We older folks (including myself) may not see the car in production but it's really interesting that old GM is the originator.
Havalook . . .

Check this video link:
 

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Car has been updated since that video back in 2002.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Motors_Hy-wire
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2003 GM Hy-Wire predecessor concept car ("Autonomy")

The Hy-wire (Hydrogen drive-by-wire) is a concept car from General Motors originally introduced in January 2002http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Motors_Hy-wire#cite_note-business2.0-0. The car runs on hydrogen fuel cells and uses a drive-by-wire system, meaning that the car is controlled electronically. GM asked school children to name the car, and one of them suggested "Hy-wire".

In 2003, General Motors stated that it was confident that it could produce a commercially viable model by 2010.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Motors_Hy-wire#cite_note-business2.0-0
 

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The problem, as usual, involves the life-cycle of the fuel. Hydrogen production requires the use of petrochemical fuels (well, sort of like the ethanol scam), such as natural gas or some form of I believe) or some form of hydrolyis or thermolysis.

The conventional hydrolysis methods use electricity or conventional fuels, vast amounts of it, and the production rates are low. A the btu/volume equivalent of hydrogen takes many multiples of that in conventional fuel-equivalent energy input.

Even with the presumption that the enviro-nuts would allow, say nuclear powerplants to provide the energy to crack water, the transportation and storage of hydrogen is problematic. btw, hydrogen is not terrbly explosive, although it burns in the presence of oxygen like any other combustion fuel. The Hindenburg burned like it did because of the butyl dope.
 
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