Cell, Sold - Video

We posted not too long ago about the research into Hydrogen Fuel Cell cars and the problems will rolling out the technology.

Joan Ogden, professor of environmental science and policy at UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies and director of the Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (NextSTEPS), has released a great video on YouTube, which makes you wonder why we are investing so much into EV technology.

EVs have been slow on take up as the need for charging points slowed sales, plus low range between lengthy charges - a lot of these problems have been resolved to a degree in North America and Europe the roads are not a buzz with EVs. Hybrids seem to have taken a strong foothold, with EVs expected to follow up - but why have Hydrogen Fuel Cells lagged behind?

The technology is well known and there is advanced research and technology out there, with a few cars appearing with fuel cells - but like EVs the infrastructure isn’t there but surely, as Ogden states in her video, “The technology readily enables large vehicle size, a driving range of 300-400 miles, and a fast refueling time of three to five minutes. Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles could help us achieve a low carbon future — without compromising consumer expectations.”

It seems like a no brainer for the investment in fuel cell filling stations, it seems a better technology than EV and hybrid, but as posted previously hydrogen and petrol, diesel is not a good mix.

Listen to what Ogden states in her video and look to the forward to the time when you to can drive a hydrogen fuel cell car.

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Source: ITC UC Davis

Tuesday 2nd September 2014

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