Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell trucks are now moving goods around the Port of LA

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Confounding, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. Confounding
    Offline

    Confounding Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2016
    Messages:
    1,390
    Thanks Received:
    355
    Trophy Points:
    130
    Ratings:
    +1,558
    Awesome.

    Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell trucks are now moving goods around the Port of LA

     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
    • Informative Informative x 1
  2. bear513
    Offline

    bear513 Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    Messages:
    30,396
    Thanks Received:
    4,067
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +18,432
    Interesting article, thanks..




    Meanwhile, Elon Musk, who has called hydrogen power “incredibly dumb,” “extremely silly,” “mind-bogglingly stupid,” and most succinctly, “bullshit,” will be unveiling an electric battery-powered semi truck in November.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  3. bear513
    Offline

    bear513 Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    Messages:
    30,396
    Thanks Received:
    4,067
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +18,432
    I wonder if Elton will try to kill an elephant with a hydrogen Car?


    .
     
  4. HaShev
    Offline

    HaShev Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Messages:
    7,018
    Thanks Received:
    547
    Trophy Points:
    170
    Ratings:
    +2,370
    Finally.
    Now if they'd include hydrogen home generation to the mix it can power electric cars and exist as a main source or emergency home unit to take the stress off our grids or in emergencies due to failing grids, nature, or attacks on our system.
     
  5. flacaltenn
    Offline

    flacaltenn Senior Mod Staff Member Senior USMB Moderator Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Messages:
    39,933
    Thanks Received:
    6,349
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Location:
    Hillbilly Hollywood, Tenn
    Ratings:
    +21,363
    You can buy it now. Home brewing hydrogen kits. Sounds a bit dangerous, but a little goes a long way.

    Honda's next gen solar-powered hydrogen fuel cell station for home use

    Not the only one. There are a couple available now.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  6. flacaltenn
    Offline

    flacaltenn Senior Mod Staff Member Senior USMB Moderator Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Messages:
    39,933
    Thanks Received:
    6,349
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Location:
    Hillbilly Hollywood, Tenn
    Ratings:
    +21,363
    Also a better use of solar/wind because producing STORABLE fuel, overcomes the sketchy unreliable nature of those generation techniques. Makes much more sense to produce fuel with solar/wind OFF grid , than it does to use them only to produce electricity ON grid.
     
  7. Old Rocks
    Offline

    Old Rocks Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    54,438
    Thanks Received:
    6,478
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    Portland, Ore.
    Ratings:
    +15,320
    [​IMG]

    smith electric trucks - Google Search:

    We have had one of these running around Portland, Oregon, for a couple of years now. See Tesla's and other EV's virtually every day now. Have yet to see a hydrogen car.
     
  8. flacaltenn
    Offline

    flacaltenn Senior Mod Staff Member Senior USMB Moderator Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Messages:
    39,933
    Thanks Received:
    6,349
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Location:
    Hillbilly Hollywood, Tenn
    Ratings:
    +21,363
    Hydrogen cars are EVs also. They'll be no way to TELL if it's hydrogen fuel cell or not. Nobody's gonna drive one with 10ft advertisement on it..
     
  9. hjmick
    Offline

    hjmick Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2007
    Messages:
    17,190
    Thanks Received:
    4,900
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Location:
    Charleston, SC
    Ratings:
    +8,240
    Uh HELLOOOO! Hindenburg anyone?


    LOL
     
  10. HaShev
    Offline

    HaShev Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Messages:
    7,018
    Thanks Received:
    547
    Trophy Points:
    170
    Ratings:
    +2,370
    Although hydrogen in a car has that risk on impact, a home generation system remains stable unless your drunk college kid accidentally runs into it. That home generation system can be used to power your electric cars and can exist in all infrastructure routes
    for long distance travel that hinders the electric car range.
     

Share This Page