Submitted by Nanana26 on 22. November 2014
How will Tesla who has rejected that hydrogen storage is a viable option, deal with this issue.
Compressed hydrogen has an energy density of 142 MJ/kg.
Lithium ion batteries have an energy density of 0.6 MJ/kg.
That's 236 times as much energy per kg for hydrogen.
Add to that that hydrogen cars refuel in 3 minutes to full.
Add to that that hydrogen cars cost less to make.
Add to that that hydrogen cars weigh far less weight.
I guess what I'm asking is. While EV has a massive infrastructure advantage, that's also the only advantage I'm seeing right now. Audi has introduced their new hydrogen fuel cell car, so did Toyota and Honda, Mercedes and BMW are expected to release their soon.
Isn't it much more reasonable if Tesla kept an eye out for hydrogen and switches if it is the better tech than just saying "it's stupid".