My hometown is 250 miles from where I live in Texas and I couldn't drive my $150,000 car to show it off.Is this a daily drive? Weekly? Monthly? 1-2 times a year? So, I'm assumoing your hometown has a Hydrogen refueling station? If not, then you are even more stuck than with a Tesla Roadster. Or maybe you are planning on carrying a fuel can full of Hydrogen along?
The efficiency of the FCVs has increased tremendously over the last few years with concentrated work we should see a 300 mile range vehicle in the near future. How many years have we had El vehicles? Still limited to 200 mile range and 3.5 hour recharge time even in a $150,000 plus vehicle.So, the half million dollar FCV vehicles can run for 200-300 miles and end up in a place with absolutely no ability to refuel? Sign me up!
As a business owner who already has an electric bill over $1200 a month average I couldn't afford to let all of my employees charge their cars while at work and still afford to keep them all.Yeah, to recharge your employee's cars would cost you about $.03 cents a mile for the miles you let them recharge each day. If you had 20 employees driving 20 miles each way that would be $12 a day. If I were a Texas business owner, I'd look for incentives from the Utility company or Dallas to reduce the emissions of my employees.
I saw a stat on a website a while back, can't remember which one but will try and find it for you, that said if a conversion to 30% of our vehicles to El was done we would need to double the number of power generation facilities.
In my opinion a huge waste of money is to purchase a $150,000 rechargeable 2 seater car that I can't drive to Dallas and back without recharging.So buy a $36,000-$40,000 four door five passenger GM Volt and drive up to 40 miles on an electric charge. The drive as far as you want using Gasoline after the battery is depleted and get 45-50mpg while doing so. If 30% of us reduced our gasoline use by 90%, we'd cut imports by 27%. You don't have to replace your gas usage completely to make a big impact.
It is in production and could be mass produced when fueling locations are in place. We are going to put the distribution system in place with our plan.
Remember rolling blackouts a few years ago in the summer?You mean the ones caused by California allowing Enron and others to control the power grid? Enron was able profit by shutting down power plants to make it look like power was in short supply and increase their profit by selling that power to the highest bidder. It wasn't an issue with the power grid, it was an issue allowed to happen by the California legislature, all in the name of greed.