Let’s hope hydrogen doesn’t end up like Betamax

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Super Jumper
2020-06-23 05:16:41

“Cybertruck, Elon Musk, PowerWall, GigaFactory” Those are words, products, and protagonists not only of an extraordinary entrepreneurial adventure but also of a new lexicon that associates these labels with exciting and contagious meanings, sometimes even bearing some fundamentalist spirit.

I don’t have to be a Tesla-fan to recognize the value of Elon Musk’s work, starting an authentic revolution in the first place, accelerating an almost fideistic sensitivity in those who see in the accumulation of electricity in batteries the future of cars and, additionally, domestic environments.

For those unfamiliar with the impact of Tesla and its subsidiaries on households, I suggest Googling “Hornsdale Power Reserve“, the largest battery in the world aiming at network stabilization purposes for the federal state of South Australia.

And yet, with all this enthusiasm, I have to state that I don’t think the future is headed in this direction, well aware of my opinion resulting unpopular for many people deeply in love and fully convinced, not only of the Tesla phenomenon but of all the electrification endeavors by Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes and many other automotive companies incorporating accumulators powering the one or more engines equipped on the vehicles.

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