Against Hydrogen

Or, The Road to Cleaner and Cheaper Fuels is Full of Potholes…

A commenter on a Gas2.0 post titled as above linked to an article that appears to comprehensively debunk the case for hydrogen as a viable alternative vehicle fuel source – here is a sample quote:

The Queen in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass says that she could believe “six impossible things before breakfast.” Such an attitude is necessary to discuss the hydrogen economy, since no part of it is possible.

From here.

Also mentioned in the Gas2.0 blog is what I think is a useful and pragmatic guide to future fuelling options from the US consumer watchdog site – The Road to Cleaner & Cheaper.

If the above is indeed correct, then all the more reason to back electric vehicles as the most promising alternative vehicle technology.

Also, from the wikipedia article on hydrogen vehicles is this image comparing the ‘well-to-wheel’ efficiencies of hydrogen and battery-electric cars. I am now officially a hydrogen-skeptic…



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