Why Hydrogen Cars Flopped

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Hydrogen Fuel Cells were supposed to save the auto industry from climate change, and promised no harmful emissions from the tailpipe, just pure water. So what happened? Why hasn't the hydrogen car taken over the industry in the years since? And what future does this amazing technology have? Well, it's complicated.
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  • So basically what hydrogen cars need to succeed is someone like Musk & Tesla to put in the funds and time for the R&D while stomaching the losses & working pains

    Carlos GeliCarlos GeliЦагийн өмнө
  • You failed to mention 2 things: 1. The oil/petrol lobby is strong, they can manipulate the oil price as commodity. They will not let money escape from their hands easily 2. Gasoline in US is heavely subsidized

    Porteibou OpsPorteibou Ops2 цагийн өмнө
  • So while Hydrogen works well as a rocket fuel for the Space Shuttle and some other rockets, it’s not that practical as an automotive fuel.

    Michael MurrayMichael Murray3 цагийн өмнө
  • 14:32 I do not think Nikola will ever produce any hydrogen truck.

    MegaSoarerMegaSoarer4 цагийн өмнө
  • Annoying commercials

    Xi DuXi Du7 цагийн өмнө
  • Because the Obama administration killed it.....it is much better thatn electric vehicles

    The Note DoctorThe Note Doctor8 цагийн өмнө
  • if only you could get the water exhaust, iinto an electrolosis machine hydrogen fuel cell cars could make their own fuel, or better yet, the car holds the water till you geto to a fill station where you plug it in and the water sent in gives you fuel credits, as the station uses water to make hydrogen.

    Sheila olfieWaySheila olfieWay10 цагийн өмнө
  • Why do you need fuel cells when you can have direct ignition Hydrogen engines?? Not a great view of what Hydrogen cars are capable of. Open your view...

    Gavin GreavesGavin Greaves10 цагийн өмнө
    • Hydrogen combustion would be very inefficient. A combustion engine is only approximately 20% efficient whilst a fuel cell, electric motor combination is roughly 60% efficient

      Engineering the weird guyEngineering the weird guy10 цагийн өмнө
  • i don't like when people don't put batteries in the equation, to me , right now hidrogen is the best solution, if you can get easy , clean electricity .Even if it looks twisted at first, humanity has taken another bad shortcut

    AdrianAdrian12 цагийн өмнө
  • People who don't think H2 cars will succeed, is missing t that there are 100s millions people where EV doesn't make sense. Just like there was GAS, Diesel and LPG there is room for EV and H2

    Robert LeeRobert Lee12 цагийн өмнө
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    Thomas PetterThomas Petter12 цагийн өмнө
  • Toyota has just launched their Hydrogen powered combustion engine. Not a Hydrogen fuel cell but a combustion engine like a gasoline engine.

    B RutterB Rutter12 цагийн өмнө
  • I feel like this video is Telsa propaganda

    teardropsonmyfallenteardropsonmyfallen13 цагийн өмнө
  • You can also create hydrogen combustion engines which would be an Environmentally friendly way of producing that wonderful revving sound

    Taret TimeTaret Time14 цагийн өмнө
  • EV are a bridge between fossil and electric watch this space

    BP PHBP PH14 цагийн өмнө
  • I find it odd that the single most abundant element in the entirety of the whole universe is more expensive than something that has to be pumped out of the ground and then run through a gigantic chemistry lab to be refined into what we put in our cars now.

    Central ScrutinizerCentral Scrutinizer15 цагийн өмнө
    • @Central Scrutinizer or even animal fat. Hell as a primary school science experiment in Australia we make plastic out of milk.

      Engineering the weird guyEngineering the weird guy6 цагийн өмнө
    • @Central Scrutinizer such as vegetable oil for example

      Engineering the weird guyEngineering the weird guy6 цагийн өмнө
    • @Central Scrutinizer true but you don’t need crude oil for that. You just need oil.

      Engineering the weird guyEngineering the weird guy6 цагийн өмнө
    • @Engineering the weird guy Yeah spot on I forgot all about the hydrocarbon thing, thats the gold in that black gold. Crazy thing is more of it goes to making plastics and basically everything else than making gas.

      Central ScrutinizerCentral Scrutinizer7 цагийн өмнө
    • That’s because we can’t find wells of it. It has to be separated from other elements which isn’t an easy process. Hell one of the big things which gives oil it’s energy is hydrogen. Being a hydrocarbon and all. But with oil, we don’t have to separate it into its elements. We just have to refine it. So much simpler and requires less energy.

      Engineering the weird guyEngineering the weird guy10 цагийн өмнө
  • Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will come, especially for long distance travel and quick refueling. Technologies will improve and costs will come down. I imagine fuel cell vehicles will live alongside battery powered vehicles, because they complement each other.

    YojimboYojimbo17 цагийн өмнө
  • Maybe I should get into science? I've always liked it and really want to become some sort of a manufacturer

    jinxz •jinxz •18 цагийн өмнө
  • I agree, still... there are some things that I did not see introduced in this research. It will be though to win EV's, however FCV do represent better performance for long distance driving, reason why it is a viable option for buses, taxis, a trucks that go for long distances. This in terms of mobility, green hydrogen is also a viable option to decarbonise some other type of industries. So the termn 'green hydrogen' is the key. Because the car is only clean, if the electricity used to produce hydrogen is green. Thats why hydrogen should be produced through steam, hydrothermal, wind and solar. Also green hydrogen presents itself with the opportunity to store the surplus of green energy created by these origins and better than that, it can be transported. Thats why green hydrogen is nice. I dont think FCV's will replace EV's for passenger cars, however for the options I mentioned before, hydrogen does present itself as a real opportunity, and in the future I believe we will have a mix of both, serving different needs.

    Rodrigo MacedoRodrigo Macedo19 цагийн өмнө
  • But who the hell want's to live in California?

    David MorganDavid Morgan19 цагийн өмнө
  • Basically big oil can’t make money from it so it’ll never kick off. They can rip people off with electric cats so they will boom

    Makka PakkaMakka Pakka20 цагийн өмнө
  • Not dead. Lack of publicity does not equate to the effort of development. Ford and GM are all-in on hydrogen R&D. So much so that Ford pushed their EV manufacturing off to VW. Ford and GM are still pressing ahead. Why???? because hydrogen is ubiquitous. Whereas EV raw materials depend on foreign countries for our power source. We've been there before.... Look at the root cause of arabian wars.... We do not want to go back to starting wars due to control of foreign energy... BTW, half of Tesla's profits are government subsidies. Normalize the balance sheet for freebies from the government and they are still operating at a loss. Can you make a video about how fire departments are equipped to extinguish fuel fires, but not battery chemical fires.... Thus, EV occupants typically burn alive in their EV's after surviving an accident???? Where as ICE occupants nearly always have time to get out... EV occupants are sitting on explosive batteries that the fire department can't put out....

    Steph LiverightSteph Liveright20 цагийн өмнө
  • lmao did he really show nikola as a company that wants to make "real" hydrogen trucks ? trevor milton sure is planning on that lol

    Ewan WraggEwan Wragg20 цагийн өмнө
  • You used full production counting Hydro efficiency, but did not count pumping and refining oil into gasoline. Did not count production of electricity into electro cars efficiency.

    Alex StAlex St21 цагийн өмнө
  • Okay if you're going to make the comparison of what it takes to separate hydrogen from water store compress chill transport, then you also have to factor in The energy it takes to make batteries for electric vehicles. Because those batteries are part of the fueling cycle of that vehicle just like All the things for the hydrogen vehicle you mentioned.

    mrdonetxmrdonetx22 цагийн өмнө
  • I was suprised by that 38% efficiency

    Niklas OffermannsNiklas Offermanns23 цагийн өмнө
  • This is so biased.. you give energy efficiency of hydrogen from the point of conversion to hydrogen, while for electric cars, you assume electricity is consumed directly but do not provide the conversion or loss while creating electricity (coal, gas, etc)..

    P GillP Gill23 цагийн өмнө
  • Ehhh "it's not mainstream.... because it's not mainstream". No it's a lot easier, everyone hyped on electric cars.

    inZane ReflectionsinZane Reflections23 цагийн өмнө
  • I don't like how you got the 80% efficiency for the electric car when you didn't go into the costs for it like you did for the hydrogen car. We just have to take your word for it that its 80%

    SadamFluSadamFlu23 цагийн өмнө
  • Hb nuclear?

    hajile eeehajile eeeӨдрийн өмнө
  • You missed the Safety point, since Hydrogen by nature is highly combustible...in case of an accident, the car can blow up unlike EVs where companies like BYD have aced the safety game by showcasing Nail Penetration test without a blast

    Gaurang NGaurang NӨдрийн өмнө
  • What about making alternate uses for hydrogen to boost the number of uses of uses for them? Maybe smaller sized hydrogen generators to fit into the trunks of electric vehicles or to be used as stand alone generators in other situations as well. Places such as hospitals or medical, underground, in mines or any other places where dealing with fumes would make normal generators too difficult to use.

    evilcanofdrpepperevilcanofdrpepperӨдрийн өмнө
  • So... didn’t Toyota just put an internal combustion engine that burns hydrogen in a race car? I’d say Toyota may have just made car enthusiasts very happy

    Derby RacerDerby RacerӨдрийн өмнө
  • These electric cars are designed to fail, and then you have to change car... how are they going to have a ludicrous amount of profit if they are built to last a lifetime. Same as to why they don’t want to pursue the hydrogen technology... the money is not the same. The car industries are gaining more on electric than hydrogen.

    hunyangohunyangoӨдрийн өмнө
  • Hydrogen should be the future, the problem is... they are lobbying against it, we should invest in hydrogen fuelling infrastructures...

    hunyangohunyangoӨдрийн өмнө
  • A expensive car that pees water

    DNtrapPlaysDNtrapPlaysӨдрийн өмнө
  • my stock 03 accord sedan outperforms the mirai and i got it for 2k

    Trevor NicholasTrevor NicholasӨдрийн өмнө
  • The best thing about hydrogen is that it maintains the same quick refuel and distribution system as gas. If electric cars take over, then gas stations will disappear. Station owners should be pushing hydrogen to keep their businesses. How hard can this be? Hydrogen turbine electric would get rid of the weight and perform as well as any electric.

    LJ WhitmireLJ WhitmireӨдрийн өмнө
  • Just wait until battery disposal fees and battery replacement costs materialize. Hydrogen's tech is just beginning to get implemented. The fuel cell will replace the battery in electric cars. This is the tortoise and the hare.

    David OwenDavid OwenӨдрийн өмнө
  • "A hydrogen ion is just a proton" *deuterium has entered the chat*

    Justin SchlawinJustin SchlawinӨдрийн өмнө
  • Expensive hydrogen and electrical cars subzidized by the government that only rich people can afford. All coal powered. Sounds like a plan.

    Larry DuganLarry DuganӨдрийн өмнө
  • This is made for Americans I assume......Good Lord. Does everything have to me so simplified and why on earth does it take 16 minutes to tell something that can be explained in 5?

    Jack FJack FӨдрийн өмнө
  • It all matters how you get your electricity most electricity is Retrieved by petrol in some kind of Way

    Clayton JonesClayton JonesӨдрийн өмнө
  • The efficiency comparison is flawed. You’re missing the PUE from power generation to charge. This puts electrical cars below 50%. You have step down transformers, AC voltage deviation and inversion to DC.

    Jiang zhuJiang zhuӨдрийн өмнө
  • What about burning the hydrogen rather than a fuel cell? Also, battery production has an environmental cost too (waiting for the Hydrogen Flouride battery still). Would be excellent to see those variables discussed.

    Unknown - MediaUnknown - MediaӨдрийн өмнө
  • In all fairness, EVs would look worse once you factor in the environmental impact of the battery production. Current battery technology needs also a lot of work. And while the inefficiency of the hydrogen chain is indeed in dire need of more research the pure fact that a hydrogen fuel cell car doesn't have the harmful impact fossile fuel powered cars have, makes them a huge bonus. The energy of course needs to come from somewhere, but that is also true for EVs. The less harmful the energy grid, the better - true for both EVs and hydrogen fuel cell cars. It is also a lot "easier" to make improvements on a larger scale (power plants) than it is on a smaller one (individual car engines). A few years ago electric fast chargers were also a rare find. The Tesla hype changed that. Hydrogen fuel cell cars need funding and a larger grid. Definitely. As is, the cars are (just like EVs) an ideal city/2nd car. Ignoring the available grid, I'd probably rather go with a hydrogen fuel cell powered car than an EV for the simple facts: range and quick refuel. But I'd go for neither considering the current state of the fuel/loading grid and rather pick a plugin hybrid.

    diotoughdiotoughӨдрийн өмнө
  • Why not run a car on compressed air? Releasing the air spins the turbine that drives the car. Then as you drive down the road you capture the air in an intake port and recompress it to keep your car fueled.

    Chad SanbornChad SanbornӨдрийн өмнө
  • Hydrogen should have overtaken gas a long time ago. Gas/Hydrogen are almost equal in every aspect. So why not go hydrogen? Cost is only a factor initially. Once the infrastructure is there the supply chain is in place and the price per gallon/pound comes down to that of gasoline. And in todays modern world of hating fossil fuels, im surprised there isn't a bigger push for this.

    Chad SanbornChad SanbornӨдрийн өмнө
  • EV vehicles are not that efficient. When taking into consideration the full life cycle of making and disposing of batteries they are no more efficient than hydrogen. The life cycle of batteries is always completely ignored so that data makes them seem more environmental friendly than they actually are. The big difference is hydrogen is self recycling batteries aren't.

    Objective SeeObjective SeeӨдрийн өмнө
  • mnthe.info/bill/video/itKF0qa1YImBp4g Thats why you buy this car, thats fills up with just water, and i think it is 100% efficient?

    Jim ThiveosJim ThiveosӨдрийн өмнө
  • The worry I have about an EV future is loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs at gas stations. HFC would solve that problem.

    XenoFireStarXenoFireStarӨдрийн өмнө
  • you know a person is american when they compare lobsters with hydrogen fueling stations, instead of using any relevant examples. it's the same way american news channels used fridges to measure a sink hole rather than use metrics

    Sivan KakkarSivan KakkarӨдрийн өмнө
  • It's only 32 bucks to fill up a car there? Here it's 80 euro

    Damien ZijlstraDamien ZijlstraӨдрийн өмнө
  • Economic of scale reduce the cost for station

    AKEWSDAKEWSDӨдрийн өмнө
  • You can run the combustion engines on hydrogen. No problem. Don't need electric all the time. Etc. Porche.is making new fuel to save the combustion engine. We need to.

    ShaneOxOShaneOxOӨдрийн өмнө
  • Hydrogen fueled cars were initially conceived to have the electrolysis process in it making it as efficient as the other fuel types and not having to depend on pumps in stations.

    Marius PascuMarius PascuӨдрийн өмнө
  • There are so many variables to what should be the technology that drives out transportation future. One thing the video doesn’t get into and is ignored most of the time is the antiquated electrical system in the US. In its current state it can’t support everyone moving to electric vehicles. So taxpayer money will have to be used to upgrade the whole system. The goal in my mind is find something convenient and better than gasoline. That should be the goal. Maybe new battery technology solves the electric car issue? That’s the hope without spending a trillion dollars plus on construction and upgrades to the US electrical system.

    Bruce RichwineBruce RichwineӨдрийн өмнө
  • Every time someone invented a non fossil fuel alternative to vehicles the big auto manufacturers supposedly bought out them out and killed the project.

    edwardedwardӨдрийн өмнө
  • People still forget that the materials used for batteries are .... what you call it? Rare earths.

    PanterbellPanterbellӨдрийн өмнө
  • Waste of time to buy hydrogen car. It is a dead end.

    p sp s2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Toyota is still working on the hydrogen car. It's not dead yet! Let's go Toyota 🙌🏼

    TechTech2 өдрийн өмнө
    • Toyota also realized they F'ed up and came crawling back to Tesla, but I want them to succeed and hopefully they'll have a partnership again

      Paul SPaul SӨдрийн өмнө
  • can you make a video on CNG cars?

    SmitSmit2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Only watched 5 seconds of your video...The REAL reason is a few large oil companies bought out the Hydrogen processing companies AND therefore, hydrogen infrastructure is never built.

    The PreloodThe Prelood2 өдрийн өмнө
  • I’m going to keep driving gasoline cars I think they are more convenient,perform better and to me it’s the only way to go there’s not a lot of charging stations in Alabama or at least in my location so gasoline cars are just way better

    Justin HughesJustin Hughes2 өдрийн өмнө
  • The actual cost of hydrogen is 0.9885c per kg

    Stephen KidgellStephen Kidgell2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Clean H2 is an energy storage solution and not an 'economy' and as storing H2 is hard, it is a really bad solution.

    Aliptera - Lip Wing AircraftAliptera - Lip Wing Aircraft2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Who said Hydrogen cars are dying? lol

    DreadscareDreadscare2 өдрийн өмнө
  • I think you also have to taken in to consideration the amount of pollution caused to make lithium ion cells especially with all the mining involved on the earth’s surface to extract the metals needed once lithium is not the main ingredient. Also how it is possible to count efficiency for electric cars when many countries burn fossil fuels to produce electricity ?

    epagiaslis2epagiaslis22 өдрийн өмнө
  • You get a subscribe for "crustacean to station ratio".

    Zed NineZed Nine2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Who gives a damn about 0-60 performance ? You aren't racing your cars around the city are you ? And the main reason Hydrogen isn't the main source of energy is that we aren't developed enough to harness it efficiently, we can discuss the reasons but it's the ONLY factor limiting us, everything else is a minor detail

    Mais kkMais kk2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Big oil and Corruption is slowing down Green technology just like they killed the electric car years ago

    Mike RockMike Rock2 өдрийн өмнө
  • We might not be far off from having our own warthogs. Who knows with the tech they develop in the future.

    kinked72360 xboxkinked72360 xbox2 өдрийн өмнө
  • WTF? Hydrogen was never a viable solution. Basic high school chemistry would have taught you this. Hydrogen Cars : Let me get this straight. You want to put one of the most explosive gasses we know of in a tank that could leak inside a car? You do realize that you can't see, smell or taste hydrogen right? Ohhh... well.... how do I know if the tank is leaking? When your car and you goes: CABOOOM!!!

    Romans Rule1234Romans Rule12342 өдрийн өмнө
  • I am guessing because there is a lack of hydrogen that can be used as hydrogen fuel cells

    yonda bigmanyonda bigman2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Why Hydrogen cars flopped? Cuz they go KABOOM💥💥

    Akshay PrashantAkshay Prashant2 өдрийн өмнө
  • hydrogen success is imminent, sooner if battery charge time cant get sub 5minutes. as electric becomes more mainstream with sub 30k vehicles, the demand for an alternative will grow. the market for h2 is tiny because there is no demand, the money will come. come ten years or less the pollution from spent car batteries will change that and the saturation of charging stations will be the catalyst for an h2 breakthrough.

    jak gatcombjak gatcomb2 өдрийн өмнө
  • There is something wrong with your study about hydrogen production. Here is what wikipedia says. From Wikipedia, As of 2020, the majority of hydrogen (∼95%) is produced from fossil fuels by steam reforming of natural gas, partial oxidation of methane, and coal gasification.[1][2] Other methods of hydrogen production include biomass gasification, no CO2 emissions methane pyrolysis and electrolysis of water. The latter can be done directly with any source of electricity, such as solar power.

    Greek SchoolGreek School2 өдрийн өмнө
  • If only hydrogen cars ran on red lobsters

    Vyath2Vyath22 өдрийн өмнө
  • You got the efficiencies of electrolysis and hydrolysis all wrong...moreover, there is grid problem with battery powered cars, which require billions of dollars of investment, and charging time problem with battery powered vehicles... Green hydrogen will eventually make use of the existing gas pipelines requiring much less infrastructural investment... Eventually all E.V.'s will evolve into hydrogen fuel cell cars, as you only need to swap the battery, electric motor will remain

    • Well no. Per km, you do need around 3x the amount of electricity to produce the hydrogen than if you used that same energy in a Battery electric car. The problem with grid infrastructure is tripled with hydrogen, not helped. Moreover, charging times are actually a benefit for battery and not for hydrogen, especially with domestic passenger cars. With ranges between 250-400 miles, there is more than enough range for almost any daily commute. Meaning 99% of the year the average person only needs to plug in at home and get up in the morning to a full charge. 0 minutes wasted driving to, fueling up and driving back to get fuel which is 10x more expensive than electricity. Also you can’t retrofit an Battery electric into a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. The large battery packs of battery electric vehicles make up the cars chassis. Removing batteries would be like taking out half your chassis. In addition, it changes the weight dynamics. You have to install a fuel system, and electronics and fuel cell, most of which has to sit above the chassis, in a vehicle which is designed to optimise the space provided. By having a flat battery pack at the bottom. Which means you’d have to replace everything except the shell of the car, the chassis, electronics, computer systems, safety system, suspension, etc etc and keep some of the batteries and motor which you’d have to take out and re-mount some other way. It would literally be cheaper to buy a new car

      Engineering the weird guyEngineering the weird guy2 өдрийн өмнө
  • This the most ridiculous propaganda video I have ever seen. My cousin and I ran a lawnmower off of hydrogen in the backyard. Water is the most abundant resource in the world.

    Edward W. HoodEdward W. Hood2 өдрийн өмнө
    • @Edward W. Hood so yeah. There is a downside to hydrogen

      Engineering the weird guyEngineering the weird guy2 өдрийн өмнө
    • @Edward W. Hood big oil loves hydrogen and pushes hydrogen. The cheapest way to produce hydrogen is from getting it from natural gas, coal or oil. In addition, they’d still be able to hold onto their fuel station monopolies. Which that entire business model goes out the window of battery electrics take off. The downside to hydrogen is that it takes roughly 3 times the same grid energy per mile than a Battery Electric. Meaning if I built 1 wind farm to power the needs of 100 battery electric car owners, I would need to build 3 wind farms to power the needs of those same owners if they switched to hydrogen. Then there is safety, battery electric is ideal for safety, they combust significantly less often than regular combustion cars but with no fuel tanks, gear train or motor, the crumple zone both at the front and back are reduced dramatically increasing survivability. In addition it also allows them to have a lower centre of gravity resulting in vehicle nearly impossible to roll, resulting in the first SUV to get a perfect score on safety testing in the role over category. Meanwhile hydrogen doesn’t get the same low centre of gravity, and the fuel is so explosive they get better safety scores from sacrificing the occupants to protect the fuel tanks as an explosion could kill nearby pedestrians or take out other vehicles. They also reduce the crumple zone to protect the fuel tanks. Then there is performance. The power limit of a hydrogen fuel cell car is defined by the available catalytic surface area. Which isn’t a lot inside a car. Meaning it doesn’t have enough power to adequately accelerate. So they need batteries. But the more battery you have, the more power you can send to the motor at any one time, mean they’re inevitably slow. The only way to make them fast is to sacrifice cargo space, passenger space and fuel space. I.e less practicality for better performance. Not a problem shared by electric vehicles. In addition to performance hydrogens higher centre of gravity and weight distribution challenges means worse handling and agility.

      Engineering the weird guyEngineering the weird guy2 өдрийн өмнө
    • @Edward W. Hood Lol you forgot about the incredibly low efficiency to begin with. Big oil loves hydrogen by the way.

      SimonSimon2 өдрийн өмнө

      Edward W. HoodEdward W. Hood2 өдрийн өмнө
    • @Edward W. Hood This video is about hydrogen fuel cell cars. Not combustion engines. We know they technically work, but that doesn’t solve anything about all the downsides of hydrogen vehicles.

      SimonSimon2 өдрийн өмнө
  • So in less technical terms what you're trying to say is "buy TSLA and NIO"?

    LeónLeón2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Really interesting but when you talk about environment, it's completely false that electric car are better cause you don't consider the battery of these car, their production are incredibly harmful to the environment. Extracting rare resources as lithium and using polluting chemicals to work. An even more important problem : we still don’t know how to recycle them. When a battery die, it's a very problematic waste. Hydrogen car are actually better for the environment.

    Vector WlrVector Wlr3 өдрийн өмнө
    • We do know how to recycle them. They are up to 95% recyclable with current technology. There just aren’t that many batteries ready to be recycled, vs the demand for the materials to have large scale recycling just yet. But it’s already begun as many battery recycling plants are opening every year. Also worth noting that batteries in BEV’s due to their size will last twice as long as a combustion or hydrogen car.

      Engineering the weird guyEngineering the weird guy2 өдрийн өмнө
    • nope

      SimonSimon3 өдрийн өмнө
  • Just after this video Toyota annouces 24hr race with hydrogen combustion engine car lol

    g.k. k.g.k. k.3 өдрийн өмнө
  • Don't forget to put transportation losses into account and infrastructure for electric vehicles. Significant upgrades are needed to the power grid if more people drive electric.

    Frank JoostenFrank Joosten3 өдрийн өмнө
  • Most hydrogen production is not via electrolysis. Steam reforming of methane is the most common. This process produces CO2, among other environmental impacts, so still not great.

    itonner231itonner2313 өдрийн өмнө
  • Because people love exploiting africa so they can make electric cars

    bru bru lanibru bru lani3 өдрийн өмнө
  • Fake News.

    Dave JonezDave Jonez3 өдрийн өмнө
  • There's also some work being done to make hydrogen powered race cars. I think they're slated for the Garage 56 concept at Le Mans in something like 2024 or 2026.

    Ko the ImprobableKo the Improbable3 өдрийн өмнө
  • A lot of peeps shot down the Prius, now every Toyota vehicle is hybridised or is about to be. The future will tell. My money is literally on H2

    Jurie VersterJurie Verster3 өдрийн өмнө
    • H2O is a bad investment purely from a physics and Engineering standpoint. I’d be happy to explain if you’re interested

      Engineering the weird guyEngineering the weird guy3 өдрийн өмнө
  • Hydrogen cars remain an expensive dumpster fire with a somewhat bleak future. - Telsa super bowl add xD

    mihu02mihu023 өдрийн өмнө
  • It may be worth calculating whether converting sun energy into hydrogen and storing it is a winner over storing electrical energy. Starting with - electricity storage is expensive requiring some exotic materials.

    Nastazio RomanosNastazio Romanos3 өдрийн өмнө
  • The unsolved problem for hydrogen is safe storage. They haven't cracked that yet.

    Nastazio RomanosNastazio Romanos3 өдрийн өмнө
  • The comparison does not factor the carbon footprint of actually building batteries for EVs and their battery disposal long term harm to the environment.

    Tushaar DaibooTushaar Daiboo3 өдрийн өмнө
  • Just purchased a 2021 mirai. Got 50% in California after 20k cashback from toyota and incentives. Looking great so far. Hope they can get more stations around cal

    Chef CriticChef Critic3 өдрийн өмнө
  • 80 bucks for a full tank, im sorry man but thats dirt cheap. Probably a Norwegian mentality but still. On a good day you get a full tank for 100 USD.

    Knut Ennio PelagalliKnut Ennio Pelagalli3 өдрийн өмнө
  • What a stupid negative story. Shows again that people and technology in the US are hopelessly behind compared to Europe…

    Frank VisserFrank Visser3 өдрийн өмнө
  • In 2004 I started a PhD in fuels cells and quited after 7 months - which was one of the best decisions I made in my life.

    John GaerlanJohn Gaerlan3 өдрийн өмнө
    • I think eventually we get to H2

      justin vuongjustin vuong2 өдрийн өмнө
  • I like to burn dead dinosaurs.

    HolyDr1verHolyDr1ver3 өдрийн өмнө
  • So 400 new station.will cost 800 million dollar not to much comparing with oil cost every year!!

    Mad kissMad kiss3 өдрийн өмнө
  • U may want to create a facebook page now they are paying like youtube

    Mad kissMad kiss3 өдрийн өмнө