I got a great education today shooting the VW hydrogen fuel cell cars in Portland Maine. It is part of the HYDROGEN ROAD TOUR, starting here in the far NE and ending in LA. Go when they come to your town and see the cars including BMW, MB, Toyota, Hyundai, Honda… and learn about Hydrogen Fuel cell technology. You’ll be seeing (and driving) hand-made prototypes that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars (INFO). There was a LOT I didn’t know… For example, a hydrogen fuel cell actually creates electricity via a electro-chemical process, in other words nothing is burning, there is no combustion… Such as with GMs Volt, where a small gas engine will recharge the battery.
Another thing I didn’t know is that in the future (or rather, NOW if you want to…) homeowners will be creating their own hydrogen fuel to power cars and homes… All you need is electricity (from solar or wind power or AC) fuel cells and WATER… As you probably know, Hydrogen power is zero emission energy, it only produces (drinkable) water. Although I was told it was a bit bitter!
Tomorrow I fly back to LA… I’m editing and delivering the footage tonight while I watch the Olympics. Did you see the US Men steal the 4 x 100 freestyle medley from the French (who said they came to “crush” the Americans)? The US was expected to hope for a bronze. And the guy who said that was the one who lost the race in the last 1/2 second. See the replay if you missed it — could be the best swim race ever.
Right now I am watching CUBA destroy the US Women’s Volleyball Team.