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Discussion in 'Prius, Hybrid, EV and Alt-Fuel News' started by Tideland Prius, Nov 30, 2022.

  1. Tideland Prius

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    Honda announces a hydrogen-powered CR-V is coming in 2024 - Autoblog
     
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    Ready the sedatives for Jay Lee, it's a plug in FCEV.
     
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    Hyundai is also building a Fuel Cell Vehicle.

    Maybe Manufacturers are keeping their toes in the water to be prepared for potential new developments in this area?
     
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    Part of the announcement is Honda is doing this in their low volume performance manufacturing using resources that no longer are needed for the cancelled NSX.

    Its more like having a bad poker hand and continously raising with house money so that you don't look like you lost the bet.

    house money - government subsidies.
    The house is going to stop doing it if they don't produce cars. The guys that made the bet want to pretend it will pay off eventually. Really not much to lose at this point. The honda/gm cooperation is after both lost likely billions of investor money on the bet. The US government bailed out gm, but they still have the R&D and people that bet, and that gm tech is part of the new honda crv fuel cell. GM isn't really putting much more in, its the japanese, US, and California government.

    In hyundai's case they have been doing both hydrogen and plug-ins and really are betting with korean government, US, and california money on it. They haven't lost the kind of money that gm, honda, and toyota have on hydrogen.
     
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    just 10 more years, and a miracle will occur...
     
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    You can already lease the Nexus FCEV from Hyundai. Well, if you live in Southern California where the hydrogen stations are. Globally, it sells better than the Mirai.

    BMW was going to have a FCEV using Toyota parts from the Mirai. It was part of the deal that got Toyota BMW's carbon fiber tech. Don't know if it is still going to be released. Most likely, it will only be around for a single generation.

    Audi is being rebellious, but VW has stopped development for hydrogen cars. Same with Diamler. The joint GM-Honda FCEV to replace the Clarity is very unlikely now.

    This CR-V could be a great car, maybe even affordable if it could be made at large scale. That doesn't address the infrastructure issue of hydrogen. Shipping, with defined routes, doesn't require the extensive refueling network like personal cars. Maybe commercial FCEVs can work out there.
     
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    What's going to come first .... chicken or the egg .... hydrogen cars/trucks cheaper than regular cars/trucks? or hydrogen fuel cheaper than gasoline or electric. It's a question asked over the last ½ century.
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