Tuesday, June 14, 2005

More Alternative Fuel Vehicles

The New York Times and Motor Trend both have reviews of Honda's fuel cell car. Sounds like the technology has made some impressive strides, but it still has a ways to go. This is one of those catch-22 situations. We need Hydrogen refill stations before these vehicles will be considered viable. But nobody will build a station until they are sure the vehicles are viable. Perhaps if we shifted some oil subsidies into multi-fuel type stations. Give some incentives for stations to expand their offerings. I think hybrid technologies are the way to go. We have a gas/electric hybrid. Why not a bio-diesel/electric hybrid? Let's learn from the stupidity of the past and not depend on any one thing to power our transportation.