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Old 12-27-2014, 03:45 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Old Tele man View Post
Notice the date on Zubrin's article, November 1, 2011...and, too bad, his table of test data results isn't visible anymore.
Does that hurt the credibility of Zubrin's article?

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Old 12-27-2014, 07:47 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Lou Speed View Post
Why not use natural gas as it is? Or methanol? I mean that hydrogen is chemically most simple, but production and storage issues make it difficult.
Mercedes-Benz has released at least two prototypes which had on-board methanol reformators to turn it into Hydrogen.

Methanol is actually quite simple, even inmates can make it at jail, as it often happens in Brazil when inmates attempt to make some sort of booze known as "Maria Louca" (Crazy Mary) but when fermentation is not so accurately controlled they accidentally turn it into methanol.
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I just learned Toyota has been selling the Mirai (hydrogen car). According to Wikipedia, they have sold over two hundred more than Elio!

They also cost about $60,000: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota...#United_States
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Sounds like a hydrogen car.
Impossibly expensive and no fuel out side of a tiny special area.

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