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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

The most obvious reason why people would like to drive in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles is because these cars will work more efficiently and they will also not emit dangerous greenhouse gases. As fossil fuel is becoming scarce and because it is also a dirty fuel (in terms of causing pollution) there is need to look for alternative fuels that can provide sufficient power in a clean and non-polluting manner. We need to conduct serious research to find out how to produce hydrogen fuel cell vehicles that are affordable and also to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

Hydrogen fuel – dwindling fossil fuel reserves

With gas prices soaring and because of dwindling fossil fuel reserves, it is time to look for solutions that can help us overcome these challenges. We need to closely rethink our policies in regard to use of energy. Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles offer a perfect solution as they will not produce any dangerous emissions of carbon dioxide and in fact, they only emit one byproduct which is water that we can use in any way that we see fit.

Abundant resource

Hydrogen is an abundant resource and you can produce it in any quantity and only requires basic resources like water and electricity. In time, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will help us reduce toxin levels in the air and they will also contribute to saving the planet from global warming.


If and when we switch to driving hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, we must ensure that refueling does not pose a major problem. Hydrogen tends to burn up very rapidly and so there is need for frequent refueling. In addition, the vehicle must have sufficiently large storage tanks to help us travel far enough on a tank load.

When it comes to driving hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, there is a minor inconvenience that the driver of the vehicle has to contend with. This inconvenience is that hydrogen needs to be heated up (takes minimum of 5 minutes) before you can safely drive your car.

At present, it seems that the day when we switch over to driving hydrogen fuel cell vehicles is still quite far away. These cars need to be mass produced so that their price tags are not higher than most buyers can afford. Another problem facing those who wish to buy hydrogen fuel cell vehicles is that the production of these vehicles takes place at a very slow pace and it is also very expensive to produce such vehicles. It is estimated that by the year 2020, only one percent of all cars will be hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Perhaps, if the government offers sizable subsidies, this percent will rise to a higher level.

Many of us today are under the misconception that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are dangerous to drive because hydrogen itself is dangerous. However, this element does not burn on its own as is the case with gasoline and so it is really a lot less dangerous than gasoline.

It is safe to say that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will help in cutting down pollution but the fuel itself has to be produced from fossil fuels and so will still cause some amount of pollution – albeit indirectly.

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