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Ford hydrogen patent

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I always like to see cool stuff like this. I would continue to buy V8 ICE Mustangs if they can get this off the ground.
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Drop the cost of hydrogen, normalize it at filling stations and take my damn money already
If they manage to get it working then that's an interesting concept but with EVs becoming popular I have my doubts. EV charging stations are popping up everywhere at least here in NJ. Maybe when gas engines start becoming rarer in passenger vehicles hydrogen will take off. It's an ICE engine in much the same way that a gas engine operates and is definitely capable of making good power especially in the way that Ford laid out in that patent.
I think leaking hydrogen is quite a concern for many people though. It also makes working on a car's fuel system a little riskier. Gasoline usually only ignites with a fairly decent heat/ignition source but hydrogen will explode with very little spark at all and has a very wide range of capable combustion density in air. Hydrogen is also stored at extremely high pressure even compared to propane.
I know there are buses and trucks that use hydrogen and a tiny handful of cars but idk if the public will embrace it any time soon. However, Germany and even more particularly Japan are notable for their relative welcoming of hydrogen especially for the size of their countries with the amount of hydrogen stations available to the public that already exist and are planned.
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+1 for Cobrajet67

See also the Hindenburg Disaster

This was the blimp that somehow managed to float across the Atlantic Ocean with 98 passengers aboard in 1937. The blimp was filled with Hydrogen .... at atmospheric pressure ...instead of Helium.

Static electricity caused the blimp and its hydrogen load to instantly burst into a fireball coming into a landing in New Jersey, killing several dozen of the passengers on board.
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I hate all the EV "pollution fixing" solutions, they do cause less pollution, yes, but the emissions caused by the power plants needed to work the charging stations would counter the emissions savings. Everyone is scared of nuclear (not to mention the waste disposal), hydroelectric causes fish to lose their migration routes and spawning grounds and starts downstream waterwars, wind farms slow the airstreams and farming solar bounces uv rays off the earth's surface causing global cooling. Also the need to heavily reinforce the nations power grids. Cost-wise i see the ICE's not going anywhere anytime soon, atleast outside the hippie states who care more about what the public sees rather than the actual effect
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I hate all the EV "pollution fixing" solutions - & - ICE's not going anywhere anytime soon.
I don鈥檛 know how accurate this ^^^^^ post is, but I do agree with the sentiment.
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Its about 50/50 fact/logical conjecture
The solar and wind farms are, admittedly, conjecture. But logic says if you put fields of silicate mirrors on the surface......or fields of impedence devices (rotor blades).......
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Back on topic: have they said anything about the safety devices? I would assume dual or triple layer tanks (think oil tanker hulls) or some form of overpressure bleed system/tank.
Also what are they talking about for an interlock filling nozzle?
Not to mention collision protection. All it takes is one more pinto.....
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