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|29th June 2008, 20:07||#1|
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SX4 FCV (Fuel Cell) around the corner!
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btw, the front bumper looks awesome. Wish one of this is available here! Would make my already hot car an obsessively hottie
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|29th June 2008, 21:53||#3|
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The fuel cell concept is excellent. But the costs are sky high. I agree all good things come with a great price. But even if they are put into mass production, will they be approachable (price wise)???. Its still a distant dream to own hybrids or fuel cell technology driven vehicles in India. Its a win win situation if the automobile industry comes out with a cheaper, reliable , efficient, environment saving vehicles. What with the bunch of taxes levied upon the products, how many people can really afford to buy??
|30th June 2008, 11:49||#4|
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Nice to see Suzuki and GM experimenting with alternate fuels....do they really have the money for something like this? I have my doubts on fuel cell getting mass-produced one day. To quote a post from another thread:
|30th June 2008, 12:07||#5|
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What would be the numbers required to make fuel cell stacks affordable ? The easiest way to the future would be to develop better batteries. In that case energy need not be used to extract hydrogen but can be stored and used directly.
I hope the next five years will decide what the future car's fuel would be.
One study showed that 2.6 times more energy is needed for a fuel cell vehicle to deliver the same energy to the wheels compared to battery.
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