The Race; car powered by Hydrogen or simple electricity Rahman Mohamed
Honda FX V1, V2 Retrieved, Honda, June 2017
It’s unknown to many but the Hydrogen-powered car is not “new”. The hydrogen fuel cell was developed in the 19th century. The hydrogen powered vehicle emerged in 1966 when GM built the Electrovan to run on the alternative fuel instead of gasoline. GM didn’t introduce the Electrovan to the public; Honda was the first to reveal prototypes of a hydrogen car in 1999 – the FCX-V1, FCX-V2, and FCX-V3 – and delivered them to Japan and the USA in 2002.
Today the Hydrogen Car is manufactured worldwide, is leased to consumers in Southern California, and used as a taxi in London, England. Hydrogen fuel cells have been used to create emission-free buses in Japan and Germany. So what exactly is the Hydrogen Car and why don’t we know about it?
The laugh. No historian has confirmed but it’s likely our human ancestors had a sense of humour, the ones who invented paper in China around 500 BCE but didn’t think of toilet paper for another 2300 years, 1857 CE. It’s been reported that Chimpanzees, the ancestors of our ancestors, have been observed laughing. If they can laugh at each other for dropping a banana it’s likely our ancestors laughed at each other for burning themselves while cooking a bunny or stubbing toes on the beta wheel.
It’s widely known many consider that “laughter is the best medicine”. What many don’t know: Canadians are not just polite, they’re funny. (It’s true. They’re not always smiling at you to be polite. In the future it might be smiling because they’re high.)
Once upon a time Syria was a country that was barely known. Only its neighbours would know it existed and its condition. Today it’s a household name. In Canada it’s not just known; it’s debated. After winning the 2015 Federal Election, the Liberal government is facing its first international challenges: the environment and climate change conference in France and its position on Syria.