Re: toyota under fire for hybrid technology
- From: "DH" <dh@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 15:08:12 -0600
"Built_Well" <bw@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> I think if GM's manglers--uhh managers--were a little
> brighter, they'd push the hydrogen car technology as
> fast as they could. Hydrogen cars offer better technology
> than the motor hybrids. For one thing, the exhaust emits
> water vapor, not a whiff of noxious gasses.
> Hydrogen to motor hybrid isn't like SCSI to EIDE; it's more
> like SCSI to floppy. Or music CD to tape cassette. Remember
> when CDs came out, you bought the Steppenwolf and Rush CDs even
> though you already had the Steppenwolf and Rush cassettes. The
> same phenomenon could very well happen with hydros.
Except for the minor problem of not yet having figured out how to cram more
than about 100 miles worth of hydrogen into a car. And not having a ready
source of hydrogen, either, come to think if it.
Alcohol would be easier to manage.
Brazil, which many Americans would identify as a Third World Country, this
year registered more alcohol-fueled vehicles than petroleum-fueled vehicles.
Amazing how such an ostensibly poor and backward country can manage to
significantly transform their energy economy so far in advance of us.