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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:19:19 AM

.Toyota Shows Hydrogen Prototype in Race Toward Fuel Cells
By Alan Ohnsman - Oct 10, 2013 3:00 PM CT ..Facebook Share Tweet LinkedIn Google +1 71 Comments
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Toyota Motor Corp. (7203) has long held out hydrogen as the ultimate alternative to gasoline for powering autos. Soon, consumers will be able to kick the tires of its fuel cell-powered car and those of other automakers.

To demonstrate how far hydrogen cars have come since the early 2000s, Toyota gave test drives of a small, prototype sedan in Japan this week. A similar vehicle with a different exterior will debut at next month’s Tokyo Motor Show. The car, which showed quick acceleration and sharp handling, will arrive in the U.S., Japan and Europe as early as next year as a
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 8:45:28 AM

Can't wait!
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Night Owl
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:18:31 PM

Let's see something in showrooms soon.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:23:16 AM

fuel cells are almost with in reach
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:28:45 AM

Good news!
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:50:31 AM

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ will have to come down and what is the cost of hydrogen
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:18:44 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 5:51:53 AM

just dont kick them too hard, that stuff is really flammable

[Edited by: humblepie at 10/13/2013 5:53:09 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 4:41:04 AM

Good
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boileauj
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 4:09:59 AM

It's all about infrastructure. It will take much longer for your corner station to have the fuel than it will to have the car become available. It will be harder to find than non-ethanol fuel.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 3:44:08 AM

The future fuel is near. It may take longer to fully develop but this is the future.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 3:42:23 AM

Forget about the flying car...meet the future.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 3:40:08 AM

A race to affordability
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 3:38:31 AM

could be good
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 3:38:21 AM

No cost effective production of hydrogen exists yet...
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 3:37:02 AM


Let me know when dinner is ready, and not some piece of plastic on a display plate.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 3:20:04 AM

Cool stuff!
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:53:13 AM

Of corse if you have no skills, yer screwed!
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Garyallman
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:50:22 AM

For about 30 grand you can convert a car to a seriously powerful electric. Check out the electric car from Oregon called the white zombie, 0 to 60 in under 3 seconds, clocks the quarter in 10 seconds, smokes most muscle cars, the common joe with automotive skills can build one.
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Garyallman
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:45:48 AM

Progress? Sounds like another tesla like product that will only be available to Lexus types of customers!
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Garyallman
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:41:59 AM

You think hybrids are expensive! Fuel cell vehicles will outstrip even the Chevy volt in price, you will never realize a ROI!
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Garyallman
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:36:30 AM

Hydrogen is not easily manufactured by the average joe. Electricity is far easier to produce on your own. Do yourself a favor and eliminate the outside influence by sticking to a technology you can duplicate. Gasoline is not store able, hydrogen is not easy to produce on your own, your government wants you to need them, don't participate!
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:31:06 AM

Really cool
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:30:07 AM

It sounds like good progress is being made.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:27:38 AM

cool
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:24:27 AM

Hydrogen fuel cell really is the future. The sooner the manufacturers focus on this and drop the stupid hybrids the better.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:21:55 AM

Alright
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:20:42 AM

old old news
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