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Re: The future is green

Post by SAC1 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:48 am

The ZAP-map article says:

"The new confirmed sites include two in Sheffield, and one each in Birmingham and Swindon. The company also reports that additional sites have been identified in London and around the M25, along the M1 corridor including Leeds, the M4 corridor including Oxford, and M4 corridor including Bristol and Cardiff.

Hydrogen supplier and storage experts ITM Power already have four publicly accessible refuelling stations, one on the M1 at Rotherham, and three in and around London – Rainham, Teddington and Cobham Services.

As such, there is a concentration of refuelling sites in London, and the new announcement of two further sites in Sheffield will also see three in relatively close proximity in South Yorkshire around the M1."

A fuel-cell car has a hydrogen tank that can be refilled with pressurised hydrogen in minutes.


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Re: The future is green

Post by Peteski » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:52 pm

It will be interesting to see how fuel-cell cars work out in the UK. I don't personally think it will go anywhere now that EVs are becoming ever more popular, but feel free to dredge up this thread in 5 years time if it becomes a major player. Right now it looks more like the Betamax of the automotive world to me.

I'm also left wondering who in their right mind would actually buy a fuel cell car in the UK today with such little infrastructure in place? There are literally a handful of sites covering the entire UK.


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Re: The future is green

Post by SAC1 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:54 pm

Equally BEVs will not be the default solution for everyone needing personal transport. There are likely to be alternatives.

Some people went for cartridge players when cassettes proved more popular. Then along came the CD. Followed by the MP3 player, memory stick etc. Now it's all about streaming music from various Apps etc. Yet.....the radio is still the default for a lot of people for their music needs and.....vinyl has made a come back for some!

So who really knows what will be the dominant motive power for cars in 10 or 20 years time.


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Re: The future is green

Post by Peteski » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:05 am

SAC1 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:54 pm
Equally BEVs will not be the default solution for everyone needing personal transport. There are likely to be alternatives.

Some people went for cartridge players when cassettes proved more popular. Then along came the CD. Followed by the MP3 player, memory stick etc. Now it's all about streaming music from various Apps etc. Yet.....the radio is still the default for a lot of people for their music needs and.....vinyl has made a come back for some!

So who really knows what will be the dominant motive power for cars in 10 or 20 years time.
I tend to agree, but I think BEVs are going to become far more mainstream, particularly for city use and those with convenient home charging options. Given the huge inertia of the automotive industry, I can't see anything other than BEVs, PHEVs and legacy ICE over the next 20 years.


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