BMW break speed records with hydrogen powered car.

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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    yowza!!! i dont think theres much room for kids and soccer balls in the boot :)
     
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    Woah! Sounds good.
    Finally we are making real progress in clean energy research.
    I just hope that these kind of cars make it to the consumer level as fast as possible. Imagine a big city without the pollution. That's going to be so nice!
     
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    It wasn't so much that it was filled with hydrogen as it was the paint they used, a compound similar to the modern rocket fuels NASA uses.

    Paint a hydrogen balloon with rocket fuel, and you are just asking for trouble. Course they didn't know that the paint was so flammable back then.
     
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    Hmm, acceleration is pretty close to that of the 760i (5.4 0-60, ?6 for 0-66) the 1/4-mile time is good, but speed is rather low...
    Top speed is darned impressive :D
     
  7. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    That's pretty slick, but its still a far cry from actually making a production vehicle. Then there's the issue of fuel and how to get it. Not to mention filling up requires a more complicated procedure than regular gas since your dealing with things under pressure.

    I'm wondering if filling up your tank for a hydrogen powered car might not mean swapping tanks instead.....

    D
     
  8. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Oh no, not again! It ain't the paint.
     
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    That would be nice some day, but for now virtually all commercially available hydrogen is derived from fossil fuels at a substantial net energy loss.
     
  10. AhmedFaisal Guest

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    well you'll be glad to know that he hasn't been designing them for a while then. :p
     
  12. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I passed a truck carrying compressed hydrogen on my way back from school today. :eek:


    I gave him an extra lane of room :D
     
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    I heard that the kidy seat mounts right to the H2 tank.
     
  14. AhmedFaisal Guest

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    I will believe that when BMW comes out with the new 3 series (next one in line to be updated I believe) and it doesn't look as fugly as the 1, 5, 6, 7, X3 and Z4 series cars. Currently the only tolerable cars from BMW are the 3 series and the X5, and I hate SUVs... which leaves the 3 series, too bad they got rid of the Z8.
    Regards,

    Ahmed
     

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