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#21 OFFLINE   raadsel

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 08:18 PM

I agree - best car I've ever had, in terms of comfort ("like sitting on my living room sofa" friend said after 14 hour drive), features, maintenance, FE.

 

I put 325K km on our 88 Honda Civic Wagon over 15 years, with way more headaches.  As long as tranny holds up with the highway miles that I'm driving now, it will continue to be a great drive. 

 

I'm hoping there will be a swing to fuel cell (hydrogen) before I need another car.  Seems less expensive in terms of infrastructure with a shorter "refill time" than plug-ins.

 

ps my lifetime is down to 5.4L/100km, just haven't updated Fuelly for a while

 

Unfortunately, hydrogen isn't the answer -- at least currently. The problem is we don't have a good way to extract hydrogen from the air; current methods to "create" hydrogen costs more energy than is created. For hydrogen to become an answer, we need to have a major breakthrough.


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#22 OFFLINE   fbov

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 10:47 PM

Funny how we all love the car... me too, by the way. It was a big shift from a RWD Volvo, but I've come to dislike low cars with poor visibility. Old Volvos were upright for their day, but this thing's placement between the larger SUVs and sedans is a perfect fit for today's "me." I've gone looking... 

 

Hydrogen is the long-term answer. From an ecological standpoint, it's hard to argue with water exhaust. From an energy standpoint, turning it into Helium will take care of the energy balance issue. Of course, we don't know how to do that terrestrially yet. Details, details. 

 

Have fun,

Frank



#23 OFFLINE   Redshift

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 12:17 PM

Unfortunately, hydrogen isn't the answer -- at least currently. The problem is we don't have a good way to extract hydrogen from the air; current methods to "create" hydrogen costs more energy than is created. For hydrogen to become an answer, we need to have a major breakthrough.

It's true we don't  have the tech to extract hydrogen from the air since air has no hydrogen in it. I believe you meant water.



#24 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 04:43 PM

Funny how we all love the car... me too, by the way. It was a big shift from a RWD Volvo, but I've come to dislike low cars with poor visibility. Old Volvos were upright for their day, but this thing's placement between the larger SUVs and sedans is a perfect fit for today's "me." I've gone looking... 

 

Hydrogen is the long-term answer. From an ecological standpoint, it's hard to argue with water exhaust. From an energy standpoint, turning it into Helium will take care of the energy balance issue. Of course, we don't know how to do that terrestrially yet. Details, details. 

 

Have fun,

Frank

Boom! LOL :)

 

Paul








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