[opendtv] Re: EPA tightens up power specs for PCs

  • From: Kon Wilms <kon@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 08:57:39 -0700

On Fri, 2006-10-27 at 18:33 -0400, Manfredi, Albert E wrote:
> I thought it was Toyota, several years ago, that announced a scheme
> where they converted gasoline or other fossil fuel into H2, on board. I
> guess that turned out to be too hard or expensive to do. But it does
> seem like the right approach. Use truly efficient sources of energy, and
> go directly to electricity. Then the electric vehicle becomes as useful
> and general purpose as cars are now, rather than the compromised golf
> carts battery-powered vehicles always seem to be.

The latest rev BMW 750h has dual H2 and gasoline fuel tanks, and uses a
fuel cell to power onboard electronics (which saves quite a large
percentage on power). Ofcourse BMW has been involved with H2 engines
since the 1930s, so I would expect them to do a good job of this :).

Cheers
Kon


 
 
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