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Old 04-28-2017, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by RockyM View Post
I know BMW's foray into hydrogen vehicles was years ago and they were technically successful. A primary reason for them to pursue hydrogen was that it retained the internal combustion driving feel. You're using hydrogen instead of gas. Electric cars are a whole new ball game and not for an organization that bills its products as ultimate driving machines, and with the associated IC feel, sound, etc. A real threat to BMW's relatively successful formula.
The Hydrogen 7 project was useful as a research effort, but BMW discontinued it after only two years because the bivalent hydrogen-gasoline powertrain had nearly all the disadvantages of traditional gasoline engines, and was also impacted by limited infrastructure for hydrogen fueling.

Cars with fuel cells using hydrogen and oxygen to power electric motors are much more promising by comparison, though once again limited infrastructure for hydrogen fueling is an impediment to widespread adoption.
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