Monday, March 24, 2008

Cracking the Code

Hey All,

I haven't even touched my morning tea and this article comes across my desk (pasted below, found here http://www.fuelcelltoday.com/online/news/articles/2008-03/Engineers-must--crack-the-code-- A cool site for all things fuel cells)

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Engineers must "crack the code" and make fuel cell vehicles cheaper
The chairman of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) says engineers need to "crack the code" and make fuel cell vehicles less expensive to manufacture."We need engineers to keep figuring out ways to build a better particulate trap or crack the code that makes fuel-cell vehicles too expensive for the average consumer," CARB chairman Mary Nichols wrote in Forbes.She said the auto industry must be encouraged to continue its research and development into hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and plug-in electric cars.Ms Nichols added that California was leading the way in low-carbon vehicle usage, with more hydrogen-powered car registered there than anywhere else in the world."As we inch closer and closer to the $4 mark for a gallon of gas, these options will look more and more attractive to the millions of California motorists," she commented.CARB works to promote environmentally-friendly energy sources in California, improve air quality and implement environmental legislation.

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Do I feel the pressure? Hell yeah!

Interesting comment about the $4/gallon gas and the options. It's never about the environment but the almighty dollar that will make the car companies do something.

Sigh, I guess I'd better get to work. :)

-Mark

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