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    Anzael

    Hydrogen fuel cells provide an competitive alternative to the conventional fuel. Fuel cells are a promising technology for use as a source of heat and electricity for buildings, and as an electrical power source for electric motors propelling vehicles. Fuel cells operate best on pure hydrogen. But fuels like natural gas, methanol, or even gasoline can be reformed to produce the hydrogen required for fuel cells. Some fuel cells even can be fueled directly with methanol, without using a reformer.

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    Henry J

    Biased much? Chargers are also funded via public money, or via all our utility bills whether we have a battery car or not. And I believe, with an average range still at/below 100 miles, the back up plan for a battery car is also a tow truck.

    If we as a society want to wean ourselves off of petroleum fuels; we need all viable options to have a chance to find their way into the market and give consumers multiple choices. Both electricity and hydrogen are energy carriers, giving them both the opportunity to deploy today with a fossil fuel feedstock but can transition to renewable sources as we progress. Why not give both zero emission vehicles the opportunity to succeed without biased bashing in the early year, and see how and where they find their markets? Gasoline and diesel coexisted, as have many competing technologies, so how about we approach these alternatives with the “and” approach instead of “either/or”?!

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      Bruce Aldrich

      Check out the new Chevy Bolt’s specifications. It gets over 200 miles on a charge. Same with the Tesla products. You can charge electrics on 110 volt current if needed. Compressed Natural Gas and Fuel Cell cars were given the same chance as electrics and look where they are. Electrics won. In California there are actually business models (profits to be made) for charging stations now. I would like to be optimistic about the other technologies but these social experiments are very costly.

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