Re: [hreg] PBS presents Nova - car of the future tonight at 7pm
- This is an interesting video, Thanks. There are some things they missed going on in the U.S., though Chicago for instance got its first fleet of Fuel Cell busses in 2002, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and San Fransisco have also had small fleets of fuel cell busses. These fuel cell busses were developed and designed in the U.S. and Canada it is good that Iceland is continuing the experimentation but they aren't the first.
Unless this video is several years old that station is Iceland isn't the world's first public hydrogen fueling station. There have been many hydrogen fueling stations open in California for approaching 10 years (though they were not public), In 2007 Shell opened 2 public hydrogen fueling stations at pumps sitting right along side gasoline pumps. If you drove up without reading the sign you would not be able to tell the difference until you got out and saw the strange nozzle. The hydrogen for these Shell stations is produced entirely by solar panels that generate electricity and then produce hydrogen by electrolysis (100% renewable) they sell the hydrogen at a price that is the same as premium gasoline at that location (for the energy equilivent value). Of course they are losing their shirts on the hydrogen at that price but they do it for the PR and as a demonstration research project. If the gas prices were $9 or $10 per gallon like in Iceland hydrogen could be produced at a comparable price and would spread much more rapidly.
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Subject: [hreg] PBS presents Nova - car of the future tonight at 7pm
Program includes electric, fuel cells, biofuels, etc and features Tom and Ray Magliozzi (The Tappet brothers) from Car Talk. Should be interesting. Here is a link to a preview:
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