View Poll Results: What would be the fuel of the future?

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  • Oil

    2 6.67%
  • Coal

    0 0%
  • Biomass

    0 0%
  • Nuclear

    4 13.33%
  • Cold Fusion

    0 0%
  • Solar

    9 30.00%
  • Wind

    0 0%
  • Hydrogen

    5 16.67%
  • It's not invented yet

    4 13.33%
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    Re: The fuel of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    As others have pointed out, first you have to get the hydrogen. Fuel cells don't really produce energy, they simply store it, and not that efficiently.
    Well, it's only early in. Electric cars have near been perfected, because they've been around longer. This is only a decade and there is slew of potential in it. Look at Honda's FCX Clarity. It gets 60 miles a kilo, and has a 4 kilo tank. Hydrogen fuel right now is $5 -$10 a kilo. Plus the car only cost $150'000 to make. I don't know about you but I'm throughly convinced that this is a serious possibility for a new fuel source. I say by 2040 hydrogen cars own the market.
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    Re: The fuel of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    UtahBill, how about this?
    Looks good to me....especially the energy density part. IMO, H2 will be cheap enough to use in cars about the same time we develop tele-transporters.
    Just because something is possible doens't mean it is feasible....
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    Re: The fuel of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    -_- Batteries are not eco-friendly ....AT ALL.
    Electric cars cause just as much pollution because of the making of car batteries.
    The solar energy used to make hydrogen in your home is cheap and is really good at storing the solar energy, by electrolysis. Batteries arn't as efficient at holding their charge, but you can store hydrogen. And the sun's energy is basically infinite.
    why add an extra step to the process? Use solar to charge batteries for an electric car. Maintenance for battery operated cars are minimal compared to the H2 powered internal combustion engine.
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    Re: The fuel of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    Well, it's only early in. Electric cars have near been perfected, because they've been around longer. This is only a decade and there is slew of potential in it. Look at Honda's FCX Clarity. It gets 60 miles a kilo, and has a 4 kilo tank. Hydrogen fuel right now is $5 -$10 a kilo. Plus the car only cost $150'000 to make. I don't know about you but I'm throughly convinced that this is a serious possibility for a new fuel source. I say by 2040 hydrogen cars own the market.
    $150,000, about the value of the average HOUSE in the Phoenix area.....I'll take 2..
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    Re: The fuel of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    $150,000, about the value of the average HOUSE in the Phoenix area.....I'll take 2..
    You're missing the point, a decade ago the same car cost $1'000'000. Thats a wicked price drop, and I see no reason to doubt the potential of it, although at the moment it's completely not feasible.
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    Re: The fuel of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    What would be the primary (most used) fuel of the future?
    What's your say?
    This is a good poll. I wouldn't have thought solar would be winning... kind of cool

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    Re: The fuel of the future

    What about magnets? If we build high speed rails with magnets, that could change how we consume energy...

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    Re: The fuel of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    What about magnets? If we build high speed rails with magnets, that could change how we consume energy...
    For that purpose, they still need a constant source of electricity, maybe they would consume as much as motors, but they is still the dilemma of how to get that electricity. Solar, plug-in? What? I support the idea of Hydrogen fuel cells.
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    Re: The fuel of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    You're missing the point, a decade ago the same car cost $1'000'000. Thats a wicked price drop, and I see no reason to doubt the potential of it, although at the moment it's completely not feasible.
    if the car is using H2 in an internal combustion engine, the main issue is the fuel tank, and THAT can't be the reason for the high price. Is this car using a fuel cell to make electicity?
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    Re: The fuel of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    if the car is using H2 in an internal combustion engine, the main issue is the fuel tank, and THAT can't be the reason for the high price. Is this car using a fuel cell to make electicity?
    Yeah, it's a fuel cell car. The Internal combustion H2 cars are absolute crap and have no potential. But this fuel cell thing man....
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