Friday, October 24, 2008

Trends in Sustainability- luxury automobiles

Bill Mitchell's lecture was very interesting....

I came across recent information about the release of BMW's new Hydrogen 7 model that "takes in hydrogen and emits nothing but water vapor". So liquid hydrogen would be the source of energy, but it is dual platform, with the conventional gasoline tank as well. Although hydrogen is abundant, I am wondering how that would that impact the infrastructure, having "hydrogen stations" in our cities. Also, BMW is a premium brand, therefore not affordable to the common person, so I am wondering if this technology is cost effective.

Here is the link to an interesting article and some images of the car and the hydrogen stations.

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