Posts Tagged ‘transportation’

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In an astounding move, Toyota is allowing competitors to develop fuel cell vehicles using their patents.

Toyota frees FCV patents to open door for rivals to expand market

““We cannot create a society that fully utilizes hydrogen energy unless many companies participate in its technological development,” Toyoda told reporters on Jan. 6.'”

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In the early 1900s, they used electric taxi cabs in New York City.  These had removable batteries, and were swiftly recycled into service by simply replacing the battery pack.  This is the future we need, to divorce the car from the battery supply, and to extend the range of vehicles so that they can be charged wherever we go.  Agassi predicts 2 cents per mile by 2020, making petroleum cars too expensive, too polluting, and pretty much insane in the face of global climate catastrophe.