Hydrogen Powered Cars. Drive Green. Benefits for the US. Lessen the dependency upon foreign oil Achieve lower prices at the fuel pumps Cut down on greenhouse gases that produce global warming. Research & Development.
Hydrogen Powered Cars Drive Green
Benefits for the US • Lessen the dependency upon foreign oil • Achieve lower prices at the fuel pumps • Cut down on greenhouse gases that produce global warming
Research & Development • The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has been conducting research on hydrogen fuel cells for 28 years • Have made significant technological advances in: • Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cells • Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFC) • The electrolyzer- a fuel cell in reverse, liberating hydrogen from electricity and pure water
Which car is Best for the Environment? • Gasoline fueled cars? • Hybrid cars? • Hydrogen cars?
Hydrogen Cars!!! • Hydrogen cars offer the promise of zero emission technology…the only byproduct from the cars is water vapor • A few of of the pollutants fossil-fuel burning vehicles emit are: • Carbon Dioxide C02 • Carbon Monoxide CO • Nitrous Oxide • Ozone
Fossil Fuel automobiles emit 1.5 billion tons of greenhouse gases Hydrogen based transportation could eliminate this!!
Political Help • President Bush has given $2 billion in hydrogen highway research • Governor Schwarzenegger is pushing to get 200 hydrogen filling stations built by 2010 • From Vancouver, British Columbia to Baja California
Transition to the world of Hydrogen • Duel-fuel automotive systems will be developed that can run on either gasoline or hydrogen • Hydrogen infrastructures will be developed… • So the switch from fuel cell automobiles to Hydrogen automobiles will be a relatively easy transition
Pros • Consumers will finally get a break from the never ending rising prices at the gasoline pumps • This so called “hydrogen highway” will lessen the dependence on: • OPEC • US oil companies • Oil selling nations: Venezuela and Saudi Arabia
The First Company To Produce a Hybrid • In 2005, Honda leased the first commercial hydrogen car to a family in Redondo Beach, California
Want to Buy a Hydrogen Powered Car? Or Turn your old car into a Hydrogen Car?
Companies that sell Hydrogen Cars • Audi • BMW • Ford • Honda • Hyundai • Mazda • Mercedes • And More!! BMW Hydrogen 7
Prices • Range to buy a new Hydrogen Car: • Range to transform your fossil-fuel car into a Hydrogen Car: • It depends on the company but between $30,000- $80,000