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You’ll never drive a hydrogen powered car

Mercedes Hydrogen Concept Car
Mercedes Hydrogen Car Concept Vehicle

Via Renewable Energy Access:

I’m going to make a prediction today: you will never drive a hydrogen fueled car. Although hydrogen does indeed have some benefits in certain applications, it’s my task today to separate the reality of useful fuel cells from the hydrogen hype. That may seem like a bold statement to you now, but by the end of this article, you’ll understand why.

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Mr. Nelder may well be correct in his assessment. But, we tend to believe, it is the trillions of $ required to make such a change that will ultimately drive the change. Enormous challenges create enormous opportunities.

6 Comments so far

  1. Mac April 4th, 2008 6:38 am

    Yeah you are correct, I appreciate your work and hope that it happens as you predicted.

  2. Asela Sunanda July 10th, 2008 3:55 am

    this will help people to breath fresh air and have economic benefits in future

  3. Richard Peterson August 24th, 2008 6:39 pm

    hydrogen cars could replace most of the gasoline cars, because some of us hate to pay a big price on gasoline. I would buy me a hydrogen powered cars if they start selling them especially gas price goes too high. In the future, gasprice will hit $10.00 per gallon or more. If gas price hits $10.00 per gallon or more, then lots of people would be dying to buy that Hydrogen powered cars including me, so I’m in. Are you in?

  4. mike August 24th, 2008 7:53 pm

    Richard, thanks for your comment. I tend to believe that the infrastructure challenges coupled with the fact that most hydrogen production is “energy expensive” will forever doom hydrogen to a niche position. Ultimately, I believe electricity will be the answer.

  5. Stephen C. September 23rd, 2010 7:23 pm

    Hey thanks for the post. Yeah I hope it happens too. Well for me, why don’t they pursue solar energy as they keep on searching for other sources for cars and automobiles. Just an idea.

  6. Ignition Switches October 15th, 2010 1:35 am

    I hope that it happens as you predicted it. As for Stephen’s comment, they already did pursue the solar energy as a source for cars, but it was a bit expensive as well.