Auto manufacturers are prohibited from Selling Alternative Fuel Cars in the United States. Most Auto-makers produce the H2-Cars, but Sales to the public are not allowed.
The first wave of electric cars at the turn of the century (12 years ago) were so popular and so successful, that the Oil Co's had to move fast to get a Petroleum Powered Generator in front of the Batteries. The several million people who drive today's Hybrid vehicles may think they have broke away from the OPEC strangle-hold, but if fact they have just been given more rope to hang themselves.
Hydrogen Electric Cars, however, can eliminate Petroleum entirely from the Power supply. The vehicles on board Fuel-cell Generates electricity effectively making Hydrogen a 'Battery of portable power'. The energy to produce the Hydrogen can be from Solar, Wind, Hydro-electric, Nuclear, Coal, Natural Gas, and yes even Petroleum. The most convenient source of energy today and for the past 100 years is Electricity. The Electric Grid is the number one energy distribution method. However, energy from the Grid has not been portable, so that's the niche that Petroleum ICE Internal Combustion Engines have filled for the last 80 years. The Hydrogen Electric motor allows the Electric Grid to get back into personal transportation with it's fully portable capability. So while the technology exists with multiple car makers in the mix, including: Mercedes, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, GM, Ford, Suzuki, none have been allowed to SELL their products to the American consumers. The Unofficial quiet Moratorium is set to expire in the year 2015, so the Petroleum industry is scrambling to get another 10 year extension to 2025.
So, What is the ideal source for Energy?
In fact most energy comes from the sun. Wind is the result of un-even Solar heating of the earths surfaces. Coal, Natural Gas, and Petroleum are the result of life forms on earth building carbon structures and storing energy derived from the sun through the photo-synthesis process. Of course each of the 3 carbon fuels, must also be compressed deep under the earths surface for varying eons of time as well. So if you'd rather be more direct and not wait thousands of years Wind and Solar and more immediate Solar energy methods.
Of Coarse, the Hydrogen Electric Car should be refueled with Solar Power. Honda - Forget the On board Outlet, We Need On-board Electrolysis so we can Plug-in to Any electrical outlet world-wide to recharge! But the most important thing we need is for Honda to SELL Hydrogen Cars Now to the Public!!
Honda Announces the Plan to Build Solar Hydrogen Station on Grounds of Saitama Prefectural Office, FCX Clarity Used in Electric Vehicle Testing Program to Serve as Mobile Electric GeneratorTOKYO, Japan, April 20, 2011 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced its plan to build a Solar Hydrogen Station on the grounds of the Saitama Prefectural Office and introduce an electric power outlet equipped FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle within the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012. The initiative is part of the Electric Vehicle Testing Program for Honda's next-generation personal mobility products, in which Honda and Saitama Prefecture are currently collaborating. In a further initiative, Honda will equip the FCX Clarity fuel cell electric vehicle with an outlet to function as a 10kW or higher power source, the approximate equivalent of the power required by 2 households*. Since the FCX Clarity uses a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen to produce power with zero CO2 emissions, with its new outlet the vehicle will be able to serve as a zero-emission mobile electric generator.
Within this program, the Saitama Prefectural Office Solar Hydrogen Station will represent the hydrogen-powered society of the future, while the specially equipped FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle will refuel at the solar powered station and serve as both a vehicle and a high-capacity electric generator. This setup will allow Honda to do extensive testing on the technological capabilities and operational requirements of the Solar Hydrogen Station in a real-world urban environment.
To help replace fossil fuels, reduce emissions and combat climate change, Honda has been a leader in the ongoing development of fuel cells, which it views as the ultimate clean power source. Representing the hydrogen-powered society of the future and producing zero CO2 emissions during operation, the FCX Clarity fuel cell electric vehicle became available for lease in the US in July 2008 and in Japan in November of the same year. Also believing it crucial to eliminate CO2 emissions during the production, storage and supply of hydrogen fuel, in January 2010 at the Los Angeles Center of Honda R&D Americas, Inc., Honda began experimental operation of a compact, quiet and low-cost next-generation Solar Hydrogen Station for household use.
- Based on the calculation that an average household uses approximately 5kW of electricity