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Ballard Power Systems Inc. Message Board

  • izmatic01 izmatic01 Mar 10, 2013 6:34 PM Flag

    electric cars had their 15 minutes of fame

    its over for electric.. I mean it never began... here comes hydrogen... may finally be our turn comming

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    • After 120years the electric never had a chance.The grid could never generate enough power to charge them if every driver had one.

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      • The grid couldn't handle it if 10% of drivers had electric==

        The electric grid in this country was designed in 1919, and is by far not capable of providing enough electricity. Even if only 10 percent of vehicles were battery electric , it wouldn’t work. I don’t say battery electric vehicles are a bad idea. I just want to be clear about what it’s capable of delivering to customers. We owe this to customers.
        He repeatedly pointed to Daimler’s 2 billion Euro investment in hydrogen fuel cell technology. “We believe it’s the only technology that’s able to completely eliminate the need for carbon fuels.”
        “Fuel cells are technologically ready for long distance, everyday applications and are ready to conquer the world,” said Herbert Kohler, Daimler’s chief environmental officer.

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