Submitted by Barujin on Fri, 2012-08-03 04:00
I greatly admire Tesla for their EV revolution. They truely are trying to change the world. Considering the benefits of hydrogen fuel cells for powering electric motors, I must ask the question: does Tesla have any plans to pursue this option for storing the electricity?
If you haven't learned about hydrogen, it really is a convenient option because you can refuel the vehicle instantly and still use an electric motor while only emitting ordinary water as waste. Where does the hydrogen come from? There are machines available that do the reverse of a hydrogen fuel cell: they convert water into hydrogen and oxygen. By adding a solar panel, the fuel station could convert water into hydrogen and oxygen, and then the car would convert them back into water, all while being eco-friendly. Essentially, it's the same as an electric car in that it gets the electricity for the motor from the sun. Hydrogen just provides a more convenient way to store it.
This brings me back to my question. Does Tesla have any plans to pursue this technology? Do you think they should offer it as an option? Just imagine refueling your Tesla instantly instead of over a long period of time.