--- MIKE WILLMON <[email protected]> wrote:
> Hydrogen is not a fuel. It IS an energy carrier,
> or storage medium much as a battery or capacitor..
> If the electrons from the storage medium power an
> electric motor, then technically it IS an EV.
> Maybe we could rename our group the BEVDL, or
> Battery Electric Vehicle Discussion List and limit
> our arguments to what batteries get the best
> performance, or how to maintain them better. It
> seems you are now the one with the closed mind, and
> blindly following the mantra of if its not batteries
> its not electric, yada yada yada. I'm not one to
> favour the hydrogen hype because it is such an
> inefficient form of energy storage. However to stay
> technically correct, but not argue for that side, I
> would say the Fuel Cell powered vehicle are EV's if
> they power electric motors.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Dan Frederiksen <[email protected]>
> Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 11:39 am
> Subject: Re: Electric car vies for speed record (500
> To: [email protected]
> > Dewey, Jody R ATC COMNAVAIRLANT, N422G5G wrote:
> > > Why do you say it is NOT an electric vehicle? I
> don't see a gas
> > engine> of any type on there. A fuel cell
> generates ELECTRICITY
> > and the primary
> > > drive mechanism is an ELECTRIC Motor. Just
> because the fuel is
> > hydrogen> doesn't mean it is not electric. They
> are just making it
> > aboard instead
> > > of charging it externally.
> > >
> > The hydrogen fuel voids its status as electric in
> my book. I would
> > say
> > that a strict EV must be powered by an electrical
> storage such as
> > battery or capacitor. if you allow generators such
> as fuel cells
> > you
> > also allow types like the prius which is a gas car
> with an electric
> > clutch. this is a fuel cell car. hydrogen-electric
> if you will.
> > like
> > diesel-electric trains.
> > another way to define an EV might be to require
> refueling by an
> > electrical connection. again this one would fail
> > when we are debating victory criteria with ICE
> people then
> > everything is
> > an electric car of course : ) but this is a
> hydrogen car. not an EV.
> > I would be surprised if the record people will
> allow it as a pure
> > EV.
> > not that batteries couldn't beat it anyway
> > Dan
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