I'm not saying it won't work, but so far the numbers haven't been there. I believe I saw some numbers relating to the Volt @ 2500 units sold or leased and the Leaf at around 600 annual units. The problem right now is that the infrastructure is not in place.I think there will be good appetite for electric cars once the distance capacities are increased and the charging infrastructure is put in place. The transition from fossil will then happen naturally. Not that far away, in my opinion. I look forward to it!
I'm glad for Saab. Hasn't Saab always been about forging into new territory?
Hydrogen is NOT a fuel, but a storage medium, like a battery. You can't drill or mine for it (in any major amount) and has to be created by splitting water into its componant parts by putting more energy into the splitting that you get back by re-combineing.Few weeks ago I have the chance to drive a Hydrogen electric car and it was pretty good 300K for $12 bucks ( think that this was a car for research so it is not mass production price) and the car was 7 years old technology with a big tank in the back.
Sadly oil companies just want to make more money but high prices in gas maybe are not as bad as we think just because it make people think about alternatives and I think is the right way to go.
If Saab's new owner give me the possibility to build a hybrid or install an electric motor in my c900 that will give around 300K per charge, I'm in!!, but that is not going to happen like other cool technologies that will never reach any of us because we can't chose with what our cars run.