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Tesla co-founder says hydrogen fuel cells are a ‘scam’

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    People affiliated with Tesla have often been outspoken about how hydrogen fuel cells are simply a bad solution to the sustainable transport issue. Just last week we reported on Tesla co-founder and CTO, JB Straubel, going on a quick rant about hydrogen and saying that fuel cells will soon be “irrelevant” in the transportation industry.

    Now another Tesla co-founder, Marc Tarpenning, went a little further than Straubel and called hydrogen fuel cells a “scam”. He also said out loud what many in the industry are thinking – that energy companies are supporting the technology for its inefficiency. more…

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    If only we could fill our gas tanks with water and drive on.
     
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    Doesn't change the fact that your spend enormous amounts of energy to split the water to get at the hydrogen just to reconvert it back into water to make the electricity.

    I get your point though ;)
     
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    You really want there to be a lower energy state that water can easily get into? I live by tons of the stuff, no thanks. :eek:

    Thank you kindly.
     
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      For those who don't know chemistry, that's another way of saying, "do you really want water to be capable of spontaneous combustion?"
      I chuckled. :)
       

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