About 6 weeks ago on a Detroit news tv station. A man had small car using 4 oz. of water to go 100 miles. Of coarse he made hes own electrolysis unit. They didn't say how much electricity he used. The critics laughed, the auto companys are still checking it out?!
I'm a staunch Republican, but I'm also a chemist, so when Duyba Bush funded fuel cells a few years ago, I almost vomited. Who was advising this guy? PT Barnum?
He regained some of my trust when he spoke about PHEVs last January. But EVs, HEVs, and PHEVs need large cheap rechargeable lithium batteries. The technology exists, the raw materials are abundant and relatively inexpensive. China is starting to make big lithiums.
Right now, we're at war with radical Islamists who have the worlds oil. We need mass production of batteries to stop funding our enemy. Why can't Dubya propose tax credits, accellerated depreciation, or outright subsidies to build US production facilities? There are a host of lead-acid battery manufacturers who'd probably jump at the chance for a subsidized "Manhattan Project": Johnson Controls, Exide, Concorde, Hawker, to name a few.
Capitalism: The cream rises. Socialism: The scum rises.