It isn’t the first time we’ve heard about gas prices increasing, but the recent events in countries that supply our oil and fuel are starting to worry leaders around the world. Is it time we really started to crack the whip on alternative fuels?
The technology is there for us to rely less on oil, it has been for a while although the investment has not been what it should, western countries may have felt that oil is not going anywhere soon, but thanks to recent events, the focus is back on other possibilities like a fuel cell for autos.
We heard last year about a fuel cell in 2015 by Toyota, which would be priced around $50,000. This was even after a 90 percent cut in the cost of building these cars, but with oil prices rising, this is looking better all the time. You can read more on Toyota’s plans in this older article here. Autos on Yahoo also took a look at the magic 2015 date for fuel cell vehicles, which explains a little about the plans by not only Toyota, but also Ford and Daimler. The wait will still be a long one, but are we really waiting for a miracle?
Today some news sites are asking what if gas cost $10 a gallon? The thought is a crazy one, but also could become reality very soon. How would this price for gas change your life?
The start of 2011 has shown that the wait may decrease with more investment, and in an article this week by finchannel.com, they look at the F-CELL World Drive that has been demonstrated to show us how the auto future could look like, which points to how important this fuel cell tech will be. Have a read and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Do you like the idea of a fuel cell car? How high do you think gas prices will go in 2011? You may want to read about how Hydrogen fuel for cars work and it’s problems in this post.
Fuel Cell Autos, Is 2015 Too Late?