Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Mark asks: Take a look at MOVING BEYOND OIL on the aesopinstitute.org website Water has become a more powerful fuel than gasoline. Fuel will be on the way out as engines can run without it. See the opening page and NO FUEL PISTON ENGINES & FUEL FREE TURBINES on the same site. I’ll be glad to address questions.
My reply: You are referring to hydrogen (which is a fuel) power. This is not new. Hydrogen-powered concept cars were around 30 years ago. They “work” in the same way that electric cars work – expensively. Even more so. Which makes them even more economically untenable than EVs, absent (sigh) a “breakthrough” – which is always presented as just around a corner that never seems to be turned.
It’s of a piece with “zero point” or vacuum energy. Maybe it exists. But let’s see it.
I’ve been a car journalist for almost 30 years now. I’ve yet to see any “alternative” to internal combustion that works better; that’s as affordable and as flexible. It just doesn’t exist. I mean in actuality as opposed to speculative what-might-be hypothesizing.
So, as the saying goes, show me otherwise.
Not talk. Show me a viable actually working car that could be produced and sold for about the same price as an average family or economy car that is also as flexible and convenient and reliable and long-lasting as a current IC family or economy car.
Until that day, all of this is just more Musking!
Also: I do not get the obsession with shitting all over oil. A fuel that works. That is versatile and inexpensive and gets the job done better than any other fuel. It’s as though the West has been infected with an auto-destruct/suicidal instinct.
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