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That Hydrogen power was the best possible option.
BMW had already determined that, and produced and refined 6 generations
of Hydrogen Powered Engines and Vehicles.
Politicians wanted to make it look as if they were doing something. And told all the Major Motor Manufacturers that within a year, they must have produced, X number of zero emission vehicles.
The easiest way for them to comply with this was by producing an Electric Car. And Electric Hybrids for extended range . But in the longer term, it's not the best solution, and as far as pure Electric Cars are concerned will require more Nuclear Power Stations to be built, to provide power.
At present, the available Power Stations, will not be able to keep up with predicted consumer demand for electricity, that is without any Electric Cars at all. So more will have to be built, but many more will, if everyone goes Electric.
The problem is Governments don't have the money necessary to invest in building new Power Stations, and thus will probably have to tax us more if we want them built to power our Cars.
When we have an Electric Car Power Station in our garage, you can be sure they will be introducing a specific tax for that privilege.
They'll have to make up for the loss in revenue from Petrol somewhere, just to stay as we are.
Then there's the longer term problem of disposing of the highly toxic Batteries.
To say nothing of dealing with all the additional Nuclear Waste.
Hydrogen Power takes Sunlight for free, and turns it into Hydrogen which provides similar Power Dynamics and Performance as Petrol, with only a fine water (H2O) mist coming out of the Cars exhaust pipe.
But we have thrown all that away, so that a few politicians, can crack a whip and show the world that they have the finest Green Credentials possible.
Everything is done by politicians for the short term, so they gain the benefit whilst they are in power, with no longer term stratagem, in mind at all.
So now responding to this initiative the market is demanding Electric Cars, and the market is giving people with the good will to buy a "Green" Car, the Electric
Models they ask for.
But that is not the best solution, nor the long term answer, but a political fix that leaves Oil Companies alone, doing their thing, raking it in for many, many more years.
Whilst a few Consumers can feel good at how their choices are saving the environment, and politicians gain kudos for their action.
Motor Manufacturers will make money either way, Hydrogen or Electric, and the new Brand will have a number of power options.
There's a rumour, some people, are in favour of replacing politicians, with another, more self effacing Creature.
They are writing about it on another thread!
What about the wider good of The Planet, and what is best in the longer term, for our children, and our childrens, children?