Baja 1000 Zero Emission Challenge

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Ideally, we'd go back in time and prevent the ICE from making its way into nearly every automobile. But its too late for that.

The sun radiates. We can use that radiation for heat, for visible light, for generating electricity, etc.

Electricity is the means by which we transfer heat and light across distances. Thank Allah for AC power.
actually Direct current is what occurs in nature
alternating current is pretty much man made
so Thomas Edison is who you want to thank for A/C
 

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Inventor of AC power Nikola Tesla
 

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Ideally, we'd go back in time and prevent the ICE from making its way into nearly every automobile. But its too late for that.

The sun radiates. We can use that radiation for heat, for visible light, for generating electricity, etc.

Electricity is the means by which we transfer heat and light across distances. Thank Allah for AC power.
you know that PVs are even less efficient than ICEs, right ?
 

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So if you only drive , say, 100 miles a day (non-trophy truck!) can we guesstimate that you would need approximately 1 acre of solar to convert hydrogen to commute to work? How many homes in SoCal have 1 acre to spare for solar? Don't even try to say roof top will do it. In 2018, there were 15.1 million cars registered in California. If I guess low and say 1/3 of them are in socal, that means ONLY 5 million acres of solar just to power cars, not lights, computer, TVs, etc... How's that math workin' for you?
 

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So if you only drive , say, 100 miles a day (non-trophy truck!) can we guesstimate that you would need approximately 1 acre of solar to convert hydrogen to commute to work? How many homes in SoCal have 1 acre to spare for solar? Don't even try to say roof top will do it. In 2018, there were 15.1 million cars registered in California. If I guess low and say 1/3 of them are in socal, that means ONLY 5 million acres of solar just to power cars, not lights, computer, TVs, etc... How's that math workin' for you?
bird scooters and trolleys, private autos are so 2020, its a green new deal world, some will fly around it in gulfstreams, others will be forced to dig ditches in it, guess what side We will be on💀
 

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So if you only drive , say, 100 miles a day (non-trophy truck!) can we guesstimate that you would need approximately 1 acre of solar to convert hydrogen to commute to work? How many homes in SoCal have 1 acre to spare for solar? Don't even try to say roof top will do it. In 2018, there were 15.1 million cars registered in California. If I guess low and say 1/3 of them are in socal, that means ONLY 5 million acres of solar just to power cars, not lights, computer, TVs, etc... How's that math workin' for you?
yup, on top of that you'd need to store the energy you get during the day in a battery, so you can charge your Tesla at night. that's another 30-40% loss. I suppose you could get two Teslas and charge them on alternate days; in any case, charging your Tesla probably loses another 15-20% or so.
 

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"The only real problem is the issue of safety. Hydrogen is highly flammable – more so than regular fuel – and is harder to contain than oil. This means that any car fitted with hydrogen fuel cells is a lot more likely to blow up or set on fire if it is exposed to extreme heat, if it breaks down or if it overheats."


Will the first vehicle be called "The Hindenburg"?
 

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Total bullshit. The cytogenetic tanks we use are used in military aircraft. They are much safer in crashes. Can survive being shot and if holed ooze a foam that is 200 degrees below zero and neither flammable nor explosive. They can be refueled anywhere in the world 24/7/365 by any welding gas supplier for $1.50 energy equivalent of a gallon of gasoline. It can also be dispensed at existing gas stations. It is safer to store than gasoline.
 

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Total bullshit. The cytogenetic tanks we use are used in military aircraft. They are much safer in crashes. Can survive being shot and if holed ooze a foam that is 200 degrees below zero and neither flammable nor explosive. They can be refueled anywhere in the world 24/7/365 by any welding gas supplier for $1.50 energy equivalent of a gallon of gasoline. It can also be dispensed at existing gas stations. It is safer to store than gasoline.
but but, they said that airships were perfectly safe too....
 
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