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Nicola Naydenov

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Why aren't hybrid cars well integrated in our urban environment?

Hello everyone,I am a student and I have worked on a project based on the integration and potential of hydrogen hybrids from which i got the idea to ask all of you. First of all when i started the project I though I had a satisfying level of information about hybrids like probably the majority of people think, but in the process of working I've discovered the data about this type of vehicles was greater than I thought. After some researches I found dozens and dozens of prototypes of hydrogen hybrids alone. When I made a research about the percentage of people who would like to buy a hybrid I found that over 60% of my schoolmates and random people on the street didn't know what a hybrid car really is. So my question is why are these auto mobiles have not overtaken the market yet and why are we not familiar at least with some of them?


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    Feb 29 2012: Mr. Long about the Hindenberg it was scientificly proven that hydrogen didn't take a general role in the inferno that was formed. In nowadays there are a lot of hydrogen hybrid prototypes that work perfectly but no one knows about them. As an example I'll give you the Mazda RX 8 Renesis or Honda Clarity and many more... Now about the urgency I have watched a ted talk with Shai Agassi in which the man said that the number of petrol is so grate that even if some companies start making hybrids now, the results will be visible after at least 10 and more years and also it is a well-known fact that petrol is not only used for fuel and the forecast are that supplies for this fossil fuel will be empty in around 2060. So about the urgency at least I am concluding that if we don't take some serious measures in preserving oil at the end it will be exhausted when it is least expected and mostly needed.
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      Feb 29 2012: I suspect you are correct Mr. Naydenov. I did not not say hydrogen was dangerous. I said people THINK hydrogen is dangerous.
      The sense of urgency does not kick-in for modern man until the remaining time is quite short, which 2060 is not. Again, people don't THINK it is urgent to develop an alternative to fossil fuels. People are not clearsighted as a rule. QUOTE: "The clearsighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it." --Agnes Repplier
      Thanks for your thoughts. How about battery problems?
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        Feb 29 2012: About the battery problems I share your point of view Mr. Long there is no point in arguing about the obvious. Unless we don't start extracting the energy we need from a renewable and sustainable energy sources there is no point in even thinking of mass producing of electrically powered vehicles.

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