5 thoughts on “my gramps, the fuel cell driver”

  1. J

    That’s interesting. Are there many stations to fill it near where he lives?

  2. Cliff

    I’m guessing about, oh, I don’t know, ZERO.

    My mom’s cousin (the younger guy in the picture) is an engineer at GM and gets to work on neat stuff like that, and he knows Gramps is big into all kinds of engineering stuff (especially automotive). I heard from my mom that that model Gramps was test driving is about 5 years away from production still. No idea how far down the line fuel cell refill stations are, though.

  3. Sparky

    I applaud your Dad for his exploratory attitude. At least he’s trying to do SOMETHING :).

    Unfortunately, I don’t see much use in fuel cells. Their well-to-wheel energy efficiency is horrible. Really, reachargeable batteries will turn out to be the way better way. Nice side effect: Gets us out of building a completely new infrastructure, too.

    Check out http://www.teslamotors.com for more info – they have a great section on how useless biofuels are, too. Oh, and I am NOT affiliated with Tesla. SADLY not.

    – Sparky

  4. Cliff

    Ooh, I’ve read about Tesla cars before — neat stuff.

    Glad to hear your opinion about rechargeable batteries — my employer is developing in that area with a major automaker. At least someone thinks we’re on the right track!

  5. Sparky

    I’d be happy to chat with you about the future of transportation, as we both see it.
    And yes, I DEFINITELY think that batts are the way to go. Have you heard about this (http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2008/january9/nanowire-010908.html) one? Man, if it could be mass-produced, it would put the internal combustion engine out of use almost instantly.

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