This new “car” has an onboard hydrogen fuel plant. It puts out enough electricity to power your home. And power half your street to boot.
In goes salt water, out comes plain water. Is there a downside? Doesn’t seem to be. Of course, they wouldn’t want to reveal that at this point. This “transport” vehicle, the GM Hy-wire, also dubbed “Vectra,” is A-mazing.
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This car is not available for purchase; there’s only one in the entire world. And, the price value is somewhere around $10 million dollars. The research costs would probably make it a billion.
It’s completely non-polluting. What about the manufacturing? Would that be excessively polluting? It has no batteries, therefore no lead, no cadmium, ?. So, what is the “power plant” made of?
It’s computerized. Would that mean a reboot whilst on the freeway? Asphalt screen of death…
Doubtful that Microsoft is involved. And by the design look, Apple isn’t either.
Really this is a rather phenomenal futuristic car. You could use it to power your life, your neighbor’s life, and even your street life.
Sell the extra power back to the grid. I have huge doubts at this point. But, GM has captured the imagination, that’s for sure.
It’s supposedly the car of the future.
“…Probably the most advanced power system in the world: a completely non polluting fuel cell that takes hydrogen and produces electricity with the only by-product being a little bit of water vapour.
As if that wasn’t enough, all the controls are “by-wire” with no physical linkages from accelerator, brake or even steering wheel. That means the driver can press a button to change from right hand drive to left hand drive…
Power: 82 bhp
Top speed: 99 mph
0 – 62 mph: 16.0 seconds
Fuel consumption: Range of 124 miles
Length, mm: 5000
Width, mm: N/A
Height, mm: N/A
Boot, litres: N/A
Fuel Tank, litres: 3 hydrogen tanks pressurised to 5,000 psi
Dry Weight, kg: 1900
Stats Information from automotoportal.com.
They call it the Hy-Wire mainly because it’s drive train consists of a smallish computer cable. Very strange.
GM might be really on to something. It’s hard to believe it’s completely non-polluting. Hydrogen is difficult to produce. It will be fascinating to discover all the little details.
Really, this is quite stunning. The possibilities boggle the mind.