Three Advantages California Gives To Hydrogen Cars
Tony Williams writes discussing three advantages CA provides to hydrogen cars.
1) $5000 rebate, versus $2500 for EV (originally, EV had $5000 in 2011, but was quickly dropped to $2500)
2) NINE credits per vehicle from Air Resources Board (CARB-ZEV). A typical EV gets three, however, Tesla gets four (because their cars go over 200 miles)
3) $100 million for 68 hydrogen stations, dispensed at $20 million per year. For just the $20 million, we could blanket the entire state with DC chargers that had batteries and solar.
Here is our "local" hydrogen station (100 miles from my house). It costs $13.99 per kg: the Gasoline Gallon Equivalent. H70 in the above photo is the 700 atmosphere pressure (10,000 pounds per square inch) that Toyota needs for its car to go 300 miles. In addition, it needs to be super cooled to -20C prior to transfer to your car. Those pumps are running all the time, even without cars.
By Tony Williams
San Diego, CA