AAH #371 – Inside Honda’s Fuel Cell Strategy

March 30th, 2017 at 2:30pm

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SPECIAL GUEST: Steve Center, VP, Environmental Vehicles, Honda

TOPIC: Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Henry Payne, The Detroit News

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3 Comments to “AAH #371 – Inside Honda’s Fuel Cell Strategy”

  1. romaine Says:

    Thanks for Henry Paine – I love having some sensibilities brought into the show. As a researcher myself – the uncomfortable facts -and often unreported facts on “Global Warming” do not support current thinking on climate change. Follow the money – let the free market pick the winners and losers.

  2. George Ricci Says:

    I am sorry but Hydrogen vehicles for the general public makes no sense at all. Since there is no Hydrogen infrastructure, California is spending $280,000,000 of tax payer money to build 100 fueling stations. Is that what the government should be doing? There is no efficient way to make Hydrogen. In the US, 95% is made by burning fossil fuel. So much for zero emissions. Yes, you can use renewable energy to make Hydrogen, but it takes 48 to 51kWh to make 1 Kg of Hydrogen. It would be much better and efficient to use that energy to run your house or charge electric car batteries. Hydrogen is a gas, so to store enough of in car to have any range you have to compress it. Add another 6kWh per Kg. The storage tanks reduce truck space by 40 to 50% and no technological improvements will change that. Fuel cells cannot provide power instantaneously so batteries are needed. Which gets us back to why get involved in all the cost and inefficiencies of dealing with Hydrogen when electric cars are much more efficient and cost effective?

  3. Bert Says:

    As an engineer, it was interesting to hear the various positive benefits of the fuel cell car being mooted – ok this is a show for enthusiasts.

    However when Henry starts spewing nonsense about having talked to the top researchers and climate change can be managed, sorry but this get me to thinking that the choice of guests haven’t been researched enough. More of this and it will be time to change the channel.