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  • Bloomberg: How cheap oil and EV`s doomed CNG

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...tural-gas-cars

    To be honest organizations like CARB have not helped the push for CNG passenger vehicles, nor have the auto makers.

    What Tesla did for EV`s no one did for NGV`s, though Elon Musk has built his company on billions in subsidies - http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...531-story.html

    What if Honda had offered the civic natural gas with the 2.4 Si motor that could make up of for the lack of pep in the 110 HP slug I am currently driving? or what if someone offered a sedan or truck that had as good or better performance then a gasoline vehicle?

    My Chevy bi-fuel takes a 59 HP reduction on CNG, with supercharging and turbo charging the lack of energy content could of easily been compensated electronically with a oem engine that had factory forced induction. No OEM company even tried to do this and government subsidies were never allocated for doing this (at least not to the extent that Tesla got.)

    156 HP, 265 tq @ 0 RPMs should make for a much more enjoyable drive.

    http://www.greencarreports.com/news/...ming-next-year

    Perhaps these new HFCV`s will have a plug as well to make dc fast charging a option until H2 charging becomes more prevalent.
    Last edited by trdscfjc; 08-20-2017, 09:36 PM.

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    I did not think a Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) had a propulsion battery - the fuel cell, itself, supplies the "juice" to the motors. So, nothing to "fast charge."
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      Originally posted by 300mileclub View Post
      I did not think a Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) had a propulsion battery - the fuel cell, itself, supplies the "juice" to the motors. So, nothing to "fast charge."

      http://www.motortrend.com/news/genes...0-suv-concept/


      From the article:
      "The concept is a midsize, rear-wheel-drive crossover with a plug-in hydrogen fuel cell powertrain to run on electricity."

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      Not sure if the new Tuscon will have plug in ability like this concept, but both cars are from the Hyundai brand.

      Also;


      https://www.autoblog.com/2016/06/13/mercedes-benz-glc-plug-in-hydrogen-fuel-cell-coming-in-2017/


      Mercedes-Benz will start selling a plug-in fuel-cell version of its GLC compact crossover starting next year.

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      Seems like a good idea to have plug-in-ability for these new vehicles until the H2 infrastructure is built out. Would not be surprised if Clean Energy Fuels gets into the H2 business.
      Last edited by trdscfjc; 08-20-2017, 01:53 AM.

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