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Old 06-14-2008, 02:04 PM   #11
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I wasn't sure because of your sarcasm but are you suggesting that there's no such thing as causing a reaction w/out being consumed? Or are you saying that's only the case with metal hydride? I don't know anything about metal hydride but I know of many types of chemical reactions where the catalyst itself isn't consumed, ie palladium in your catalytic converter.

Anyway, when it looks like a normal car and can climb hills and merge into traffic, I'll be interested. I think the hybrid Camry is the best example of what an alternative fuel vehicle should aspire to.

Sarcastic? Moi? Non. It is just really funny when silly inventions like this one get media attention given the high gas prices.

And - the metal hydride is the fuel, not a catalyst. Maybe I read the article wrong but I don't recall seeing this company mentioning anything about how much hydride is used and precisely how long it lasts. That's why I added the gobstoppers reference - they made it appear that only water was needed. Not true by a long shot. The metal hydride is the energy source just as gasoline provides the hydrogen that oxidizes the air in an IC engine.
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I can make a water powered car easy....... just need a big lump of Sodium...
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I can make a water powered car easy....... just need a big lump of Sodium...
... or coal ...

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I hope this car is for real, I wish they could show the engine bay and what it works on.
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