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Originally posted by Nina:
The Toyota Mirai is available in the USA now. There may be others. I'm a noob when it comes to hydrogen cell powered cars, but my understanding is that the big issues are currently with availability (of recharging stations? see, noob) and cost. But this is what you'd expect from any alternative fuel start-up.

I think it's still intriguing.


Interesting.

Thanks, Nina.
 
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AAA offers battery jump starts for regular 12 Volt batteries. I don’t know if AAA offers motorists 480 V fast charge ups for non-12 Volt batteries on all-electric cars.


Also not likely. I wonder if AAA trucks are carrying generators to charge electric cars these days. If they do, it would probably take a while to get enough charge to get the car to a charging station.
I have an image of the AAA truck showing up, plugging in an extension cord from the back of the truck to your car, then you follow them to the nearest charging station.


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I suspect what they do is tow you the nearest Costco, charge your car and pick up a bale of TP while you wait.


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Some progress on the hydrogen front: Solar-to-Hydrogen Tech Sees "Remarkable" Efficiency Jump

It's a distance from being a real-world solution yet, but it looks like progress. I don't know whether hydrogen, fusion, or some other combination of energy technologies will allow us to not die or revert to the stone age, but I am at least cautiously optomistic.

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