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Hydrogen Powered Car

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This is called the sequel; looks like an ordinary car but uses liquid hydrogen as its primary power source. Since it has no motor, you can no longer call this a ‘Motor Car’ and obviously, since it has no engine like an electric car, it is very quiet.

So, how does it work?

Apparently, instead of filling petrol you need to fill this car with Liquid Hydrogen, the hydrogen tanks and placed under the flood board. You can see an illustrated diagram below…

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Once you start the car, there will be a chemical reaction going on beneath your feet. (I know it is scary!) So, the fuel cell is turning hydrogen into electricity, and that is what making the wheel turn…

Let’s talk about the pros and con…

Pros:

Environment Friendly: Because it’s using hydrogen, there is no nocuous exhaust fume like Co2 etc, just invisible droplets of steam. Yes, it sounds good šŸ™‚ but is it practical?

Less noice pollution: Which means, you can get a good night sleep if your house is situated next to a busy road.

Cons:

Cost: This car cost $1 Billion USD to make. Since it’s a prototype, let’s cut the cost into half and commercial price would be $500, 000 USD. GM says it has more potential than any other car because it can hold enough hydrogen to go 300 miles…

Okay, let’s see… Do we have enough Hydrogen to fill cars? The simple answer is NO!

So, what’s under the bonnet? The answer is, Air Conditioning System and a Bunch of electronics… So, in another word, if you have an accident driving this car, you are more likely to die!

One other thing, since it has Hydrogen Cylinders at the bottom of the car, Looks like no one ever thought about what happens if theses an explosion…

Conclusion:

This car is not practical and in my opinion an electric car has more potential than this piece of junk. Do you see all these long containers running on Hydrogen? Short answer is No, Long answer… Yes, but it will only cost $10 Billion USD.

In my opinion, people would rather walk then have a car worth $1 Billion USD, not to mention there is a chemical explosion waiting to happen underneath your floorboard.

GM Says It could be available commercially within 5 years… gee can’t wait!

What’s next? Hydrogen powered Aircraft? Don’t even get me started on that! šŸ˜€

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  • Andrew

    Interesting, but not exactly a new idea… And since as you say… we don't have enough Hydrogen… Then it seems it would be at least as environmentally unfriendly to produce the Hydrogen to use in these cars as it would be to just keep running cars on petrol.

    And.. While it may not have an internal combustion engine (which happens to have chemical reactions going on as well) I somehow doubt that the electricity itself makes the wheels turn, as you seem to say… In fact there is very likely some sort of electric "Motor" which one could also consider to be an engine, in a broad sense of the word. šŸ˜‰

    As for GM actually producing any or anything like it any time soon… There's a movie you should *really* look up and watch… Called: "Who killed the Electric Car?" – It's quite an eye-opener and makes it all too clear that none of the big car companies are going to let anything threaten the complete dominance of the petrolium based automobile industry!

    Cheers!

  • Andrew

    Are you serious? Please tell me you’re kidding. The odds of those cells failing is astronomical compared to how easy it is to puncture a gas tank. So what’s the difference? Hydrogen gas would float up away from the vehicle & gasoline would pool up under niether waiting to be lit. Further more Fuel Cell vehicles ARE electric cars.

    I’ll remember to wave as I pass you walking in five years.

  • Nice! Thanks for the Comments, Sorry I didn’t check them for a while…

    I have been doing a LOT of research lately on Hydrogen and Electric Vehicles, and I will publish another when I get some time…

    You got to bear in mind; this article is written from an Every Day Person’sĀ point of view, i.e. average person…

    Even though I did exaggerate a bit on the negative side of the vehicle, but those comments are from real people who thinks this car is dangerous… Just because there is a chemical reaction going on underneath their floorboard šŸ˜€

    If you ask me, I will probably get this car

    1) It is affordable
    2) It has the necessary power as every other car. (Top Speed 120 Mph)

    Cheers!

    P.S Next article should be interesting šŸ™‚

  • John

    You are a loser because u can retreive the hydrogen through steam reforming or electrolysis in water so we do have a lot of hydrogen.

    There is an abundant amount of hydrogen in our planet.

  • John, You must be delusional…

    Imagine doing electrolysis to get Billions of Litres of Hydrogen… Think of the money and investment needed.

  • Tim Burton

    there is a new study on the hydrogen production of algae that looks promising…

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