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  1. #1 New Hydrogen-Making Method 
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    Purdue University researchers say they've found a way to make hydrogen for fuel cells that could lead to self-charging batteries.
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    Batteries go dead in a brief amount of time and are costly to replace. If a few cells go dead in a battery or two the whole car stops. This battery technology seems a waste for they have to be disposed of, they are heavy and expensive. If you need 12 batteries say and each one costs over 500.00 each that's very costly iand they don't last for more than a few years.

    Another problem is that with a battery operated vehicle you can't have AC, power seats, power windows and other things that are operated with electricity. These cars don't get a very high rate of speed either. I don't like electric vehicles very much but would like to see hydrogen mass produced as a fuel so that we have a fuel that's renewable and recyclable with no pollution. Batteries have to be thrown away after use so where are they going to be disposed of? Hydrogen only gives off water vapor as a result of being burned along with oxygen and some heat.


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    It's good that they don't need any catalyst. Now let's hope that we can massproduce these within a few years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmictraveler
    Batteries go dead in a brief amount of time and are costly to replace. If a few cells go dead in a battery or two the whole car stops. This battery technology seems a waste for they have to be disposed of, they are heavy and expensive. If you need 12 batteries say and each one costs over 500.00 each that's very costly iand they don't last for more than a few years.

    Another problem is that with a battery operated vehicle you can't have AC, power seats, power windows and other things that are operated with electricity. These cars don't get a very high rate of speed either. I don't like electric vehicles very much but would like to see hydrogen mass produced as a fuel so that we have a fuel that's renewable and recyclable with no pollution. Batteries have to be thrown away after use so where are they going to be disposed of? Hydrogen only gives off water vapor as a result of being burned along with oxygen and some heat.
    You are not well informed about batteries.

    Batteries are 90% recyclable.
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