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Will Energy prices kill off the Electric Car?

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Will Energy prices kill off the Electric Car?

Will Energy prices kill off the Electric Car?

The rise of electric cars has been a long time coming. Initially started in big way by Tesla in the States. Now spreading to most car manufacturers across the world. The cost of batteries, charging infrastructure, and the emissions they produce have all been declining over time.

A recent report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows that electric cars are now cheaper than petrol or diesel cars in 41% of the USA. A recent study by the London School of Economics also suggests that electric cars will account for more than two-thirds of new car sales by 2030, The UK, s target for banning the sale of fossil fuel cars.

 However, the rise of electric cars comes with its own set of risks.

The cost of electricity is something that is constantly on the minds of electric car enthusiasts. Although in my opinion these vehicles are a new domain for the rich drivers in our towns and cities. Primarily, they are still expensive and unaffordable for the general public to buy.

For some people, it is the only reason they would consider purchasing an electric car. The cost of electricity is a major consideration for many people, but what about hydrogen cars? Hydrogen cars are powered by electricity and hydrogen.

Including a new type of engine coming out of Australia. This is a diesel engine that adds hydrogen to the fuel mixture. This engine is carbon neutral and ticks all the boxes for the everyday motorists who just want affordable cars without any fuss.

Thanks to the UK, s constant advertising campaigns.

Then the Electric cars have been one of the most popular vehicles on the market for the past several years. They are seen as environmentally friendly. However, electric car prices may soon start to rise, putting them at a disadvantage against their hydrogen and traditional gasoline-powered counterparts.

Electric cars have been around since the early 1900s. Firstly using the old lead acid batteries. With the addition of other battery technology such as Lithium, and Tesla they have been slowly gaining in popularity over the recent years.

With fuel prices constantly on the rise, many people are looking for alternative ways to run their vehicles. While electric cars have their disadvantages, such as the high price of electricity. In my opinion they could still be a successful option in the future. If the price of electricity continues to rise, many people will be turned off electric cars.

Therefore, Electric cars are in a race against time.

If the price of electricity continues to rise, electric cars will become too expensive to operate, and they may even be killed off. Right now, the price of electricity has doubled here in the UK. Of course the future looks grimmer still.

Unless the war in Russia ends prices of our fuel will rise even more. Until we can increase our own energy production it is expected to increase substantially, over time. This could kill off the electric car industry as we know it! Because electric cars require a lot of electricity to operate, combined with the high price and availability of “Cobalt” for the manufacture of Lithium Batteries.

 

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Hydrogen Fuel cells-GREEN DRIVING- Hydrogen Cars Look Better for the FUTURE

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Hydrogen Fuel cells cars could be here sooner than you think ?

Of course, plans are already being set out to build a network of Hydrogen Fuel Cells filling stations. These filling stations will start out across London . Of course, and then across the whole of the UK. In my opinion this will be great news.So these cars will be sold as an alternative to the Lithium-Ion  battery cars. That are out at the moment and of course the so called dirty oil based fuels. Such as petrol and diesel.

The car is being developed by Hyundai. Naturally, the company hope to build over a thousand of these cars by 2015. The Hydrogen Fuel cells engine has been developed in many different countries. I am very impressed by the work done in Australia at the RMIT University in Melbourne Australia. I have linked a video demonstrating how an Hydrogen Fuel cells engine works. Made by RMIT University…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7_QYTAi1-E

Hydrogen makes up about 75% of the Universe that we all live in.

We all know that eventually fossil fuels will run out. Although the timing of this has probably been extended. Significantly, by the advent of “Fracking”. Both in the USA and here in the UK,(although on a much smaller scale). This may have prolonged the life of the combustion engined car .So, that we are all familiar with, or at least be part of the fuels mix in the long run.

Of course hydrogen is a much more efficient fuel than fossil fuels. The process of passing hydrogen through a fuel cell is much more effective than the petrochemicals. Consequently, used in the conventional fossil fuel engines. That we still use today in large numbers. Also unlike the electric powered cars, hydrogen can store the energy that it creates.

Another great advantage of Fuel cells is that it produces “zero”emissions and will not pollute the Planet giving us all a greener future, this has got to be the way forward and not the all electric cars that a been produced at the moment, although I still think that the electric car will be part of the mix.

Six hydrogen cars filling stations for London to start with

The main aim will be to open over a million Hydrogen Fuel cells facilities and eventually the hydrogen pumps will integrate with regular pumps selling petrol and diesel on the forecourts of large companies such as Salisbury and Morrison’s super markets, who are showing great interest in the new program of hydrogen expansion. The expected cost to fill your car with hydrogen will be around the £40 mark which will give you about 400 miles in the new Hyundai ix 35. This will be about the same range as the conventional fossil fuel engined cars, and a great advantage over the electric cars that at the moment can only go short distances before requiring a recharge of their car batteries.
The new ix3 5 drives without any noise and only emits water from the exhaust. It has no gearbox and has drive selector say like an automatic gearbox.

It will take time establish itself but to me this technology, Hydrogen Fuel cells, will be a winner, it sounds almost too good to be true ?

To see a great article about this new car…http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/green-motoring/2013-07/hydrogen-powered-cars-step-closer-to-production-reality

Another great web-site to check out about Hydrogen powered cars is…http://www.planete-hydrogene.com/en/hydrogen-energy-1/hydrogen-powered-car/how-it-works-1.html