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I always wondered why this wasn't the default when the first mass market EV's came out...

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And people complain about cell phones giving them cancer :D

3.2kW of pixies jumping through the air... I bet you can do some cool teslacoil party tricks with it. 

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Because 15 to 20% of the energy get lost in the transfer - its about convenience for the stupid rather than smart and efficient, just how hard is it to plug something in and leave it there for a while?

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Yeah that would be the reason, nothing to do with the huge increase in cost of the vehicle and the charger.

Even buyers of new EVs put a price on convenience.

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So that just means you have to pay a stupid price for the convenience of being wasteful - just goes with the (new) territory. 

Other manufacturers are going the other way and reducing the charge management componentry in the cars to make them more affordable. 

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Its an option, not standard, so no it doesnt mean you have to pay anything.

And also only affects the affordability of the car if you want to add it.

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Yeah, that was clear in the original launch material , but the comment still applies 

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Meanwhile I see Hyundai/Kia are joining others into the sensible approach of developing fuel cell technology.

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Whilst still currently selling electric and hybrid vehicles. Battery electric is most likely a short-term stop gap until the fuel cell tech is developed enough to be marketable in mass produced volumes.

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It's a real pity that burning hydrogen isn't an option anymore. 

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6 hours ago, lord_jagganath said:

It's a real pity that burning hydrogen isn't an option anymore. 

Really? Hows that?

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Probably for the same reason we don't have hydrogen balloons... 

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Doubt that will stop it in the future though. Hydrogen in the ICE didn't kick off.

And while we are all in love with the ICE,  obviously electric is the way forward & fuel cell should be the generator of that electricity.

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its mainly because hydrogen is still a byproduct of the oil industry.Unti we hit the magical fusion, hydrogen will be in short supply.

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Dirty hydrogen is a product of the oil/ gas industry and it is used for combusion and industrial processing like urea for fertiiser where cheap is important and dit=rty doesn't matter,

High purity hydrogen is readily availbele in Europe at over 100 refuelling stations and with 1,000km range on 10kg of hydrogen at 2 euros a kg H-FCEv's are a reality,. Califiornia is also investing in filling stations

Fusion has nothing to  do with hydrogen fuel cells and H FCEV's are in the market place now at reasonable money .

Burning hydrogen is just about as dumb as suggesting  a battery powered long haul freight tuck

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where does clean hydrogen come from then?

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Water??? You need energy to produce it, of course, but it's the energy storage capacity, weight and time to refuel that make it attractive over those nasty batteries...

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