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      08-21-2007, 11:16 PM   #1
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Will Ferrell's Newest Role

He's taken delivery of a Hydrogen 7. I wouldn't have thought of him as a BMW guy but then again most celebrities are all about 'saving the planet' and 'global warming' so now they can drive luxury sedans instead of a Prius...now that I think of it kinda makes sense...

http://www.worldcarfans.com/2070820....bmw-hydrogen-7
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      08-21-2007, 11:25 PM   #2
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its not like paying for gas to him is a big issue... he can be riding in a V12 all day and wont complain...
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      08-23-2007, 01:23 PM   #3
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It is all about reputation for celebrities now a days. By the way I really don't think hes that funny.
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It is all about reputation for celebrities now a days. By the way I really don't think hes that funny.
AMEN!!! He isn't funny at all
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      08-23-2007, 05:15 PM   #6
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Only emits water? What about the production of hydrogen? That makes emissions and requires fossil fuels 95% of the time. This is just like an electric car. Zero emissions! What about the coal burning to generate the electricity to power the damn thing. Idiots
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      08-23-2007, 05:35 PM   #7
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I read somewhere that the hydrogen seeps out of the tank after a few days/weeks.
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      08-23-2007, 05:38 PM   #8
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I read somewhere that the hydrogen seeps out of the tank after a few days/weeks.
There is in inevitable boil off. Keeping hydrogen at the right temperature even with a very insulated vacuum thermos is impossible. That's how I understand it anyway. There is no hydrogen anywhere and the hydrogen we have is from natural gas. Without a viable source of hydrogen this car is completely pointless.
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It is all about reputation for celebrities now a days. By the way I really don't think hes that funny.

I have nothing to add on the BMW angle, I just wanted to agree that he really isn't funny.
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Just to clairify:

Hydrogen is easily created by passing an electric current through water. It doesn't have to come from oil reserves. Electricity can be generated using non-poluting sources such as windmills. By this method, the only byproduct from a hydrogen powered car really is just water.

oh and Will Farell isn't funny
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Just to clairify:

Hydrogen is easily created by passing an electric current through water. It doesn't have to come from oil reserves. Electricity can be generated using non-poluting sources such as windmills. By this method, the only byproduct from a hydrogen powered car really is just water.

oh and Will Farell isn't funny
Yes, however how much energy is required to do this and what is the power-loss? I don't think there's enough windmills out there to have something like this on a grand scale.. Also, how do you store and transport the hydrogen. That's the real problem.
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Yes, however how much energy is required to do this and what is the power-loss? I don't think there's enough windmills out there to have something like this on a grand scale.. Also, how do you store and transport the hydrogen. That's the real problem.
The current infrastructure plan generates the hydrogen at the retail outlet (aka: gas station) using water and electricity.

I agree that there just wouldn't be enough windmills (or whatever) to meet demand. Idealy, you would have to place windmills at the shoreline and pipeline it inland.

It's the same probem with ethanol. It can be distilled from alot of sources, but the cheapest (right now) is corn. I don't see a time when we could grow enough corn, either.
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I said a viable option though. I know it's possible, but how much hydrogen do we actually generate with windmills? None maybe .01%? Even if you use all wind that wind electricity could have gone to places that are using coal instead. If you want emission free energy the only good universal source is nuclear. Even then you'd probably be better off with an electric car.
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Read the BMW magazine article on the BMW hydrogen 7. It will answer many of your questions and theories.
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I agree, he isn't funny, but old skool was funny.
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The current infrastructure plan generates the hydrogen at the retail outlet (aka: gas station) using water and electricity.

I agree that there just wouldn't be enough windmills (or whatever) to meet demand. Idealy, you would have to place windmills at the shoreline and pipeline it inland.

It's the same probem with ethanol. It can be distilled from alot of sources, but the cheapest (right now) is corn. I don't see a time when we could grow enough corn, either.

+1 on the ethanol issue. It's common knowledge in business that more gasoline is used in the agricultural development of corn-based ethanol than is gained from the ethanol it self.
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the hydrogen 7 series is only a cool $1,000,000 USD.........

put me 1st in line on the waiting list..........
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