You are right I shouldn't have Irrelevant you. I was to quick on the trigger regards negative responses.Explain
Have you factored in the fact thst one has massive taxpayer support, and the other doesn’t?These cars are similar enough to generalize that for $25k you can replace the ICE engine with a Fuel Cell.
You may want to search for hydrogen reforming. Propane, ammonia and methanol and other liquid fuels store hydrogen in a small space.Nothing in the electric motor powered realm is going to compete with ICE as far as money and weight are concerned. Electric motor aircraft are being developed for other reasons. Some are currently being developed with hydrogen fuel cells. Yes they fly. Watch the recent NOVA program on the electric airplane if you want to see one.
Those would be nice to make the hydrogen.Thorium reactors?
That would work. Or for true zero net greenhouse gas emissions, higher energy density, and no need for a pressure tank, use a liquid fuel (biobutanol, etc) that can burn in today's SI engines and which is made from carbon recently taken from the atmosphere (or a smokestack, turbine exhaust, etc).What is ironic is most 'clean(er)' electricity is generated using natural gas (methane) and burning that to generate a/c power which can be used to break down water into hydrogen and oxygen or to charge batteries to power cars, planes, etc.
Why go through all of the conversions when all of the technology and infrastructure already exists to burn natural gas in the current collection of internal combustion engines (ICE.) Compressed natural gas can fulfill the desired result with less weight as well as other various downsides and is currently quite feasible.
Given the fuel cycle is liquid in normal operation, I'd say that risk there is pretty low, yeah!Liquid salt reactors with fail safe dump freeze plug just shut down when the diesel generators get flooded by a tsunami, or a fuse blows, or... Shouldn't be capable of melt down, either.
The easiest and least expensive way to make a "green" plane is to run the ICE on propane,