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daveskilt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 05:41 PM
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4. yep - its not about the fuels or the technology its about infrastructure
How do you make the existing technology work with a new one? Just like CD's were around for a long time before they became standard - no one wants to buy a new player or find a new player for their car until the cost is low enough.

Now with oil - no one wants to get a new vehicle that runs on donuts or whatever until it makes financial sense to do so. With oil the picture is more complicated as no one wants to buy a donut powered car until their are as many krispy kremes as gas stations.

The switch to unleaded fuels took years and that was working with the same vehicle and same fuel and same stations. To switch to an alternate fuel will be a huge task unless it is something liquid, safely storable in underground tanks, easily transported to every gas station in america, and can be used in existing cars.
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