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  BMW i8 Concept
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:2011
Engine type:Plug-in Hybrid
Source:Company press release
Last updated:July 31, 2011
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 Hydrogen  
acfsambo
08-02-2011
The biggest problem with hydrogen is getting it on its own. From the air is too difficult to get at a pure enough level at a cheap price. Splitting water is also not viable as it takes more energy to split the water than you get out of it.

Im not saying it can't be the future, there are more difficult problems to overcome before it can be practically viable, while electric propulsion is close to practical viability.
 Technology  
empii
07-31-2011
Nice looking car, no question about that. I prefer it to the rather boring 1 and 3 series, but the key problem is the stupid idea of the car industry to put ELECTRIC engines in cars.

Why changing life with the car? Why plug it in to charge it for hours, why having to watch you battery status more carefully than your speedo? Why having to carry so much weight (batteries) with you for no power at all?

Hydrogen wouldn't change the way a car works, it's simply just the life as it is already: filling up at the station, you get about as much power from a slightly changed engine as from a diesel- or (with more development) from a petrol-engine and it's alread at todays standard firendlier to the environment than any electric or hybrid will EVER be (due to the fact battery production is very unfriendly to mother nature and the way they work is as old as the battery itself).

Electric isn't the future. Hydrogen is. Hope some day they'll realize.

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