hydrogen IS an electric car technology. again... has no one here ever heard of a hydrogen battery?
go ahead and call me a conspiracy theorist, but i just finished watching who killed the electric car only to rediscover that zero emission hydrogen is now impossible at the moment because GM bought the patents for hydrogen fuel cell technology that can ALSO be used to generate hydrogen and then sold it to the oil industry and you know what THEY did with it.
that even electric car fans don't give a crap about the conspiracy that's destroying this planet, then human beings as a species should simply be eliminated from existence entirely for the greater good.
if you're not part of the solution...
get a political spine why don't any of you?!
OK... LMAO... One thing at a time:
A) Hydrogen is not a source of energy. It's a method of transporting it. In it's current state (with the technology we have today) it's only 50% efficient at max. This thread is about batteries, not how we charge them - mobile or not.
B) Yes, you are a conspiracy theorist. But you're not alone. There are PLENTY of places you can get all hyped up about this. However, a thread about batteries is not one of those places. The people on this board I'm sure are vigilant about finding new battery technologies as well as alternative forms of fuel.
C) Who killed the Electric Car was a hype documentary. It makes you mad at everyone except the gentleman that developed the nickel batteries that GM eventually bought the majority of stock for and sold it to Texaco/Chevron. That video did NOT talk about hydrogen since that - as well - was not what the video was about. I'd put money on it that anyone serious about building an electric car has seen that documentary. (And like you probably gets mad when they see it.) At this point, it's moot because the technology has changed. That video is now out-dated.
D) GM's been working on hydrogen powered cars for a VERY long time. They had a concept hydrogen powered mini-van and they still dabble with the technology. HOWEVER, with battery technology getting better over the last few years, hydrogen power is starting to look not so good. Batteries are far more efficient means of transporting energy. They're also safer and now cheaper. With H2 fuel cells costing so much these days due to lack of materials and a standardized manufacturing process, their cost is well over $50K per vehicle just for the cells. For $50K you could have a 300+mi range from more efficient battery technology.
E) Conspiracies don't kill the planet.
F) It's not up to you to say that we should be eliminated as a species just because we're not changing fast enough. Unless some higher being comes to earth to let us know it's time to change or die, humans will do as they have in nature since the beginning of time which is to survive in whatever environment we're in. We've created a capitalistic environment so if that means slower progress, then that's what will happen. If we are destroyed as a species, which is highly unlikely even if the predictions of global warming consequences actually happen, then that's what happens. Although, much like a roach, the human species is quite resilient.
G) Please, do us a favor and grab a crayon and some construction paper and go picket. Get really political too. Don't just picket on corners, but do it in front of political buildings like the mayor's office or even the Governor's office. While you do that, we'll vote for the politician more in line to our EV views. Then we'll see which one gets things done faster. We have political spines, but we do things in order the way it's supposed to happen. You can't force these things without a vote or monumental amounts of money to back a cause. End of story.
Now from one environmental extremist to another, you really need to rethink a lot of these issues you're speaking of with current day technology and issues. You'll find that the majority of our environmental issues do not come from today's modern day gasoline powered vehicles. They come from diesel and coal for the most part. My V8 powered Corvette with 430HP will pass a smog sniffer with no catalytic converters if I wanted it to. Gasoline engines built today have very good efficiencies compared to 70's and 80's motors. With catalytic converters getting better with technology too, gasoline powered cars are not so much the issue for the environment as they are for the U.S.'s dependency on foreign oil.
Here's a thought, since you're so hyped about hydrogen: find a way to extract 80-90% of the energy from gasoline without combustion or high emissions. If you could put 100% of the energy in 1 gallon of gas into a battery, that battery could push an electric car 100 miles or more. Energy potential is more important than carbon foot print if the usage out-weighs the alternative... Meaning, if you used twice as much energy to make a liter of hydrogen as you'd get from that hydrogen in a fuel cell, your carbon foot print is higher than putting that energy directly into a battery. If you can extract 100% of the energy from gasoline and put it directly into a battery, your carbon foot print is lower than getting 50% of the energy from hydrogen. Make sense?