BMW Germany is making headway on a new hydrogen car. It has gone so far as to road worthy it, done crash tests, and it's proven slightly more efficient in energy production than gas.
I can buy a car for 30000$, pay for it for 5 years and be confident that someone out there knows how to fix it, and pumps are all over to fill it. Just for the sake of lessening air pollution, I now have the option of taking out a first mortgage AND a second on a vehicle that is really one of other prototypes, costs 90000$, will last me who knows how long , becomes a bomb when struck, and makes available one scientist-come-mechanic in Germany the only guy that can fix it, and I'd need to drive to the National Research Center I suppose to get fuel to drive it!!!
C'mon folks, let's be real here. OK, we have a pollution problem, but why burden the worker and small family for all these problems when the MFG and generating industry pumps out 30% compared to the worker's 2%. Isn't it obvious that the auto industry is getting on the pollution bandwagon by making a killing in hybrid sales, moral issues aside.Wouldn't it make more sense to get industry to lessen what they produce first to get the lead time and pollution count down to what is demanded today rather than to financially burden the guy who is trying to keep his budget down so he can start a family.