British English has developed a nice word for what you’re describing: whataboutery- evading the issue by pointing to some other supposedly more serious issue, preferably one that can be pinned to the group asking the awkward questions. I think the term was invented mainly in response to Putin’s trolls overuse of the… » 4/23/15 7:14pm Thursday 7:14pm

I was thinking the same thing. The mention an energy efficiency of the whole process of 70%. I suspect that means they recover a large amount of the heat that goes into the electrolysis of hydrogen, the conversion and the refinement. I’d like to see a direct comparison from initial energy source to driving car between… » 4/23/15 6:55pm Thursday 6:55pm

They already do: there’s a considerable price difference between, say, an E30 with a manual versus one with an automatic. It’s simple, really: the enthusiasts who buy 30 year old jalopies for fun (i.e. us), are rather different from the aspirational buyers who originally bought these cars. I don’t think that’s going… » 4/22/15 11:34am Wednesday 11:34am