Hydrogen vehicles are a type of zero-emission vehicle that uses hydrogen fuel cells to power an electric motor.
- Hydrogen Electric Vehicles are not yet mainstream but are a great alternative to Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs).
- No harmful tailpipe emissions are produced by Hydrogen vehicles, which are more efficient than conventional internal combustion engine vehicles.
- The technology encourages more renewable energy by using the grid at off-peak hours when renewable energy makes up a larger portion of the total.
- Hydrogen vehicles with smaller batteries and lower weight are key to decarbonizing the transport sector without sacrificing range or payload.
However, we cannot avoid the scenario of battery-electric vehicles being a cheaper solution than fuel cells. They also have zero exhaust emissions and are better for the environment than hydrogen-powered cars. The battery-electric car is known to be dominating the car, bus, and light-truck markets.
It is a debatable topic whether hydrogen vehicles will overtake electric vehicles due to their inefficiency and lack of infrastructure.
Some of the crucial advantages of Hydrogen vehicles are:
- Quick refuelling of hydrogen vehicles makes them easier to own and is better for long-distance driving.
- Hydrogen vehicles provide a longer driving range than electric cars and are important for commuting in large metropolitan areas.
- Hydrogen fuel cell systems weigh far less than batteries and are key to decarbonization in the transport sector without sacrificing range or payload.
- No harmful tailpipe emissions and is more efficient than conventional internal combustion engine vehicles.