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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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4 days ago

ONE MEEEELLION DOLLARS: James Bond Lotus Esprit Submarine Up for Auction

Oct 20 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The Spy Who Loved Me featured perhaps the the second most famous James Bond car of all time, after the iconic Goldfinger DB5: the Lotus Esprit S1 that went from sports car to submarine with the flick of a switch. Now, thanks to an eBay auction, you can buy one—for a million bucks. Okay, so the full-size movie prop offered in this auction can hardly be called a car. This static piece, fresh from a complete overhaul on the reality show American Restoration, shows the folding whe ...
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2 weeks ago

Cost to drop 691 horsepower in your Tesla Model S P85D? $14,600

Oct 10 2014 12:34pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Tesla Motors Not mentioned during the much-hyped announcement event last night for the Tesla Model S Dual Motor "D" and Autopilot "A" options were how much those advancements will cost. Today, Tesla updated the Model S order page and those pesky little numbers are now available. As it turns out, opting for all of the features mentioned last night will add over $18,000 to the price of your Model ...
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2 weeks ago

Tesla unveils AWD Model S sedan, new safety features

Oct 10 2014 9:38am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Making good on his promise to “unveil the D”, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed a dual-motor, AWD Model S is on the way. Tesla calls the technology Dual Motor All Wheel Drive — essentially, the system uses two electric motors; one powers the rear wheels and another sends its kick up front. It will be available throughout the Model S lineup, meaning we’ll see 60D and 85D. The only change to the lineup lies with the range-topping P85+, which now comes standard with all-wheel-drive and becomes the ...
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2 weeks ago

Tesla Unveils the D: Every Model S Now Offers AWD, Including Staggering 691-hp (!) P85D

Oct 10 2014 8:52am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Tesla’s Model S is certainly a unique product in the luxury-sedan space, but it still competes against like-sized four doors that offer four-wheel drive. With the new D option—which stands for Dual Motor—every Model S gets the option of all-wheel drive. The D system will also be on the upcoming Model X crossover that is promised for sale early next year. Adding front-wheel traction requires adding an electric motor to the front axle. That motor ...
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3 weeks ago

Nissan Pulsar NISMO, Tesla Model S P85D, 2016 Audi A6 & A7: Car News Headlines

Oct 3 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Nissan’s new Pulsar isn’t destined for the U.S. but we wish it was coming. That’s because the stylish compact hatch will likely receive the NISMO treatment very soon, as hinted by a concept at the 2014 Paris Auto Show. Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently released a cryptic teaser to Twitter promisi ...
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6 weeks ago

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 country, refueling will be impractical because handli ...
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