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August 1, 2002 2:19 PM   Subscribe

"Suckers. They're all watching the wrong cards. They're watching the borax. They're watching the fuel cell and its clean tailpipe. They should be watching the hydrogen. That's the payoff card." Car and Driver takes issue with the Hydrogen on Demand system used in Chrysler's Natrium concept and billed by the media as a possible solution to the problem of producing, storing, and transporting hydrogen.
posted by tirade (7 comments total)

 
This is interesting and I appreciate the links, but you probably could have posted them here.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 2:27 PM on August 1, 2002


Urgent and Key: Abundance of Nuclear Power. So make that happen. Taking the gasoline out of cars will not take the fossil fuels out of our energy needs.
posted by techgnollogic at 2:30 PM on August 1, 2002


I don't think its any secret that the major stumbling block to rapid adoption of fuel cell technology is the storage and manufacture of Hydrogen. The How Stuff Works link probably explains it best as well as gets closer to what may end up as the real solution. Which is a vast mix of power plant technology (nuclear, solar, wind and wave) tucked in a distributed manner from the roof or glass of your house or office building to huge plants in remote desert locations all producing eletricity and in off peak hours Hydrogen.
posted by aaronscool at 3:23 PM on August 1, 2002


This is interesting and I appreciate the links, but you probably could have posted them here.

Actually, I did (well, one at least).
posted by DakotaPaul at 5:09 PM on August 1, 2002


Good read DakotaPaul, 'specially since I missed the earlier thread. Thanks.
posted by Tacodog at 6:58 PM on August 1, 2002


Considering that Car and Driver has been one of the most rabid giganterous SUV apologist mouthpieces in the past few years, you'll pardon me if I don't pay too much attention to them. I wish they'd just be honest and change their name to "Suburban SUV Driver".

Most people with a functioning brain already knew that hydrogen was nothing but a Detroit fantasy. The effective short term goal should be serious increases in fuel efficiency across the board and and end to "light truck" loopholes. If anyone in power was serious about that, than maybe we could eventually tell the Saudis, Iraqis, and Kuwaitis to go fuck themselves.

If Car and Driver backed that, you'd really see Detroit have a massive seizure!
posted by mark13 at 9:29 AM on August 2, 2002


mark13: Considering that Car and Driver has been one of the most rabid giganterous SUV apologist mouthpieces in the past few years

Do you even read C&D? If you did, you'd know that the only reason those guys review SUVs is because automakers are churning out so goddamn many of them. C&D is probably the number one car magazine, and their readership would drop like a rock if all they reviewed was cars because, unfortunately, people want SUVs today.

C&D guys are car guys. Read the mag and see for yourself.
posted by DakotaPaul at 10:35 AM on August 2, 2002


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