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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Says Fuel-Cell Cars are BS
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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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Volkswagen says hydrogen fuel-cell cars are doomed outside of Japan

Sep 8 2014 9:39am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Volkswagen, vying with Toyota for the lead in the global auto industry, said cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells will probably struggle catching on beyond Japan’s borders. Government subsidies of as much as 3 million yen (US$28,500) a vehicle offered in Japan will probably be too high for other countries to match, Volkswagen Group Japan President Shigeru Shoji said in an interview last week. Even in Toyota’s home ...
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4 weeks ago

Tesla Offers an Infinite-Mile Warranty for the Model S

Aug 19 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

While buying a Tesla Model S requires customers to fork out at least $69,000, owning one is more than affordable, given the fact that you don’t have to visit the gas station unless you need a sandwich and a soda. As of August 2014, current and future owners have one more reason to be happy with their all-electric sedan, as Tesla has extended the drive unit warranty for the 85 kWh sedan to match that of the battery back. Specifi ...
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5 weeks ago

Elon Musk Gets Bucket Of Water Dumped On Him, So Many Questions Arise

Aug 16 2014 12:45pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk was recently challenged by Bill Gates in that super-annoying ALS charity thing you're seeing everywhere now. It looks like he chose to dump himself with ice water, rather than paying the $100, but from this video ...
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5 weeks ago

GM admits Cadillac ELR no real competition for Tesla Model S

Aug 15 2014 12:25pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Cadillac, Tesla Motors Last year, then-CEO of General Motors, Dan Akerson, made it clear that the company lookouts at the Ren Cen had California automaker Tesla in their sights. "If you want to compete head-to-head with Tesla, and we ultimately will, you want to do it with a Cadillac," he said. So, given the fact that the Cadillac ELR has a plug and sells for roughly the ...
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