There has been years of talk about a Hydrogen powered car that will sweep the market. There are a few problems with the idea however. The electric car is one example. In a way, the electric car will allow you to provide you own energy to run back and forth to work or the store. But what happens when the battery dies? Well in the case of Tesla, you have to call a wrecker to tow your hundred thousand dollar car back to the dealership and have the battery replaced. But all in all, you are in need of another charge which could have you sitting for quite some time.
Our cure for this is the Hybrid. Where the Idea is one that offers fuel conservation, you are still charging batteries with an oil based fuel. You may use very little in comparison to a fully gas powered engine. What about horse power? Try towing a trailer with a Hybrid. Aww… Back to the gas powered car. Performance, horse power, durability, and lets not forget the ability to fix them in the back yard if need be.
Why did the electric car not catch on, how do you fuel up an electric car when you are in a rush to pick up the kids from soccer practice. Wont happen. Hydrogen has much of the same issues. Lack of providers for fuel stops. Cost to the consumer drives the car right out of the market for the averaged family. But look at the benefits. How cool would it be to power your car with Hydrogen and be able to pollute the world with clean water. Unless your allergic to water, your on the right track.
Daimler, Ford, and Nissan have found a way around the cost. Searching for a way to get the Hydrogen powered fuel-cell out to the public, they decided to pull their funds together and throw in the same amount of cash for the gamble. They wish to have the car out by 2017.
What about fueling this clean air car. Hydrogen is abundant. Water is everywhere. The three companies plan to use their influence to Persuade fuel providers to include Hydrogen as they do other fuels.
“Working together will significantly help speed this technology to market at a more affordable cost to our customers,” Raj Nair, Ford’s group vice president for global product development, said in a statement issued Monday. “We will all benefit from this relationship, as the resulting solution will be better than any one company working alone.”
Could the world finely have the clean car they could be looking for? I hope so. I have been waiting for the Hydrogen fuel cell for a while yet. I don’t think I am alone.