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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Says Fuel-Cell Cars are BS

Oct 23 2013, 11:52am CDT | by

Musk calls BS on fuel cell cars

More than a few automotive manufacturers have tried their hand at making a car powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The problem is that the US has no hydrogen fuel infrastructure meeting vehicles are...

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Says Fuel-Cell Cars are BS

Oct 23 2013, 11:52am CDT | by

Musk calls BS on fuel cell cars

More than a few automotive manufacturers have tried their hand at making a car powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The problem is that the US has no hydrogen fuel infrastructure meeting vehicles are impossible to fuel up outside of certain areas. Recently Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that he thinks fuel-cell cars are "so bullshit."

Musk said, "And then they'll say certain technologies like fuel cell, and it's like oh God, fuel cell is so bullshit. The only reason they do fuel cells is... it's like a marketing thing. But the reality is that if you took a fuel cell vehicle, and you take the best case for a fuel cell vehicle in terms of mass and volume required to go a particular range, as well as the cost of the fuel cell system and... if you took the best case of that it doesn't equal the current state of the art in lithium ion batteries. Putting up a huge hydrogen distribution center is also difficult, and hydrogen is quite a dangerous gas. It's suitable for the upper stage of rockets, but not for cars."

Musk is certainly firmly in the battery-powered car can so you have to take his comments with a grain of salt. Still, a lot of people agree the chances of anyone putting in a hydrogen fueling infrastructure around the country are very slim.

 
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BMW selling new i8 electric sports car as Tesla competitor

Jun 5 2014 7:29am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

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BMW is rolling out the plug-in i8, its first sports car in more than three decades, in a bid to keep its cutting-edge image as Tesla shakes up the luxury auto market. The world’s largest maker of upscale vehicles starts deliveries today of the $135,700 hybrid hot rod to show it can do more than make conventionally powered sedans and sport- utility vehicles. BMW’s most expensive model combines an electric motor and a lightweight carbon-fiber frame to g ...
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