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    Default Hydrogen cars cost as much as a Ferrari

    Several hundered thousand in $$$ is the cost. Yep only the rich will drive:

    Mr. Fukui said the cars cost several hundred thousand dollars each to produce, though he said that should drop below $100,000 in less than a decade as production volumes increase. In the meantime, the car company will be effectively subsidizing its customers, who will lease the vehicles for $600 a month. That is not much more than the leasing price of one of Honda?s top Acura line of luxury cars.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/17/bu...=1&oref=slogin

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    $600 a month with a very low fuel bill is comparable to the fairly common $350 a month with a $300 a month fuel bill...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schlottke View Post
    $600 a month with a very low fuel bill is comparable to the fairly common $350 a month with a $300 a month fuel bill...
    Who is going to subsidize your hydrogen car?

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    Default Re: Hydrogen cars cost as much as a Ferrari

    Also note, the few people getting these cars are not your average Americans. They are actresses and such.

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    Default Re: Hydrogen cars cost as much as a Ferrari

    Quote Originally Posted by Schlottke View Post
    $600 a month with a very low fuel bill is comparable to the fairly common $350 a month with a $300 a month fuel bill...
    I'm not sure cost is the driving force behind the appeal hydrogen cars. It's that their waste byproduct is 100% pure H2O, instead of CO.

    BMW currently has a 7 series that they're leasing to select customers which can run on either gasoline or hydrogen. It's a pretty cool concept since it's usable before the hydrogen fuel station infrastructure in in place.

    I'd also like to see someone develope an efficient way of extracting the hydrogen from sea water, or some other source. While I like that the cars will be cleaner, I don't like that the most commonly used method of isolating the hydrogen uses natural gas, which still requires drilling and destruction of habitat for wildlife.

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    Default Re: Hydrogen cars cost as much as a Ferrari

    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Also note, the few people getting these cars are not your average Americans. They are actresses and such.
    I have a hard time believing Lindsay Lohan will be lining up for one of these......
    More likely to be businessman and billionaires.
    You do the math..... I'll do the alfredo!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

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    Default Re: Hydrogen cars cost as much as a Ferrari

    Who is going to buy a car for nearly $100K?

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    For now, the first batch of customers seem drawn by the car’s novelty as much as anything else. The first owner, the film producer Ron Yerxa, said he did not plan to drive it far, just to work and to eat out — far enough to draw the admiration of passers-by.

    “When I drive it to breakfast, people will ask about it,” Mr. Yerxa said. “They’ll want one, too.”

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    Default Re: Hydrogen cars cost as much as a Ferrari

    Big, you never seem to factor in the cost of innovation. Like all new technology, prices go down over time. Also, why do you think that hydrogen is the only fuel cars will have?

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