July 5, 2013
THEN IT'S JUST A MATTER OF ECONOMIES OF SCALE:
Why Toyota and GM Are Pushing Fuel-Cell Cars to Market : Falling costs are making fuel-cell vehicles look like a plausible alternative to conventional cars. (Kevin Bullis, July 5, 2013, Technology Review)
While many challenges remain for hydrogen vehicles, in recent years researchers have made big improvements in the oft-maligned technology, including greatly lowering its cost. As a result, fuel-cell vehicles look poised to play a significant role in meeting ambitious vehicle emissions regulations, particularly in places such as California."GM, Toyota, and a couple of other automakers have done a lot of great work. Fuel cells are getting close to being viable, closer than most people might think," says Brett Smith, co-director for manufacturing, engineering, and technology at the Center for Automotive Research, a nonprofit in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Posted by Orrin Judd at July 5, 2013 4:58 AM