SageBrush wrote:Skip the conspiracy crap,
You need to educate yourself about the distortions that exist in science
. All science.
It is not the impartial, dispassionate endeavor which you and many others imagine it to be. All science needs to be looked at with a skeptical eye, not swallowed without thinking."A biased scientific result is no different from a useless one." -- Daniel Sarewitz
I'm not sure I would go quite as far as Sarewitz here, since all research has bias, but certainly some research is rendered worse than useless due to biases imposed.
Having looked carefully at what goes into hydrogen-based transportation versus BEV-based transportation, I have no problem calling bullshit on this type of "science" which predicts a factor of five or more reversal in the situation in just seven short years. The reality is that the costs of manufacturing batteries have been plummeting while the costs for manufacturing fuel cells have been stagnant. It's simply nonsense and should be treated as such. These scientists need to be held accountable for such ridiculous reports.
SageBrush wrote:the national labs are reputable sources.
On a good day they can be. But the U.S. national labs can ONLY do the specific research they are allowed to do by their funding agencies. If they don't produce the results that is expected, that funding can and does get cut off. As a result, they have produced some absolute crap over the years. In the recent past, government-funded research has been very consistent in the past couple of decades: H2 FCVs are to come out on top in all projections of future value. This has been true ever since politicians started promoting "the Hydrogen economy". This allows politicians to continue the charade that hydrogen is the endgame.
SageBrush wrote:In my corner of Colorado the great sun, inexpensive PV and combined state and federal tax credits make the Prius Prime PHEV an outstanding value. I paid about $17k for the car and fuel averages out to ~ 2 cents a mile for my use which is mostly 90 mile commutes resulting in 40% EV miles. Oh ... and the Prius has phenomenal reliability for icing on the cake. I estimate ~ 7.5 cents a mile for capitalization+fuel lifetime. CO2 emissions are about 110 grams per mile, NOx 2 mg/mile and SOx 0 mg/mile during driving.
I seriously doubt the study that was published calculated costs after subsidies. Just because they might have biases doesn't mean they are such bad scientists that they would include that in the report.