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Future of Cars: Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Or Electric? 659

cartechboy writes: "Back in 2010, Toyota and Tesla teamed up to develop electric cars. That partnership gave us the RAV4 EV electric crossover, but it seems as though that will be the only vehicle we see from that deal. The partnership will soon expire and Toyota has no plans to renew it. Why? Because Toyota believes the future is in hydrogen fuel cell cars, not battery electric vehicles. We knew trouble was brewing when the RAV4 EV failed to set the world on fire when it came to the sales floor. Then Toyota and Honda announced plans to debut hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as early as next year. Add it all together and the writing was on the wall. Is Toyota right? Are hydrogen fuel cell cars the future, or is it missing the mark?"
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Future of Cars: Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Or Electric?

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  • by DaWhilly ( 2555136 ) on Wednesday May 14, 2014 @02:05PM (#47001163)

    "We knew trouble was brewing when the RAV4 EV failed to set the world on fire"

    I heard that some of the Tesla cars have set the world on fire...

  • by Gnaythan1 ( 214245 ) on Wednesday May 14, 2014 @02:07PM (#47001187)

    let them in and see which one is preferred. A decade with both hydrogen and pure electric competing ought to make for a hell of a lot of innovation in both sectors.

    My bets on Elan Musk. At this point I really just want to throw my money at him and shout "just do something awesome with it."

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 14, 2014 @02:25PM (#47001405)

    Hard to top the energy density in a gallon of gas


    Think about if all this time we were driving cars powered by big heavy expensive batteries. Then one day somebody discovers this awesome substance called gasoline that has so much more energy. You don't even need to recharge bacause it's refillable. Better still, you can just drill a hole and pump this stuff out of the ground!

    I want one of these hydrogen fuel cell people to show me where you can sink a well and get hydrogen. Because otherwise, they're missing a big part of the whole equation.

    Enjoy that coal burning car!

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