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  •  That's all fine and good... (0+ / 0-)

    ...but I repeat: Chicago had a hydrogen filling station, and it lasted 2 years. Its been gone for several years since then, and I see no hydrogen stations or fuel-cell vehicles in my neighborhood.

    Let me frame it another way: in 2001 I had to replace my 1991 Ford Festiva. At the time I worked for the City of Chicago as a traffic engineer, and was reimbursed for using my personal vehicle for field work. I intended to buy a Honda Insight 2-seater hybrid, as it would have been perfect for this, but Honda wasn't really pushing sales of the Insight in my area. There was a 6-month waiting list to buy one, and my poor old Festiva wasn't going to continue that much longer. I ended up buying a 2001 Ford Focus ZX3 instead, which I still own and drive.

    When I see hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles (especially PHEV ones) in Illinois in serious quantities, then I will believe it.

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Tue Jul 12, 2011 at 01:25:19 PM PDT

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    •  demonstration (0+ / 0-)

      the station in Chicago was for a demonstration.  You aren't going to see stations or vehicles for a few years and probably not in Illinois until several years after that.  The first vehicles are already on the road in California and several other states and that is where they will be introduced.  There are still more fuel cell vehicles on the road right now than battery-electric or plug-in vehicles and we need ALL of them to reach our energy goals.

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