Electric Cars vs Hydrogen Cars: Which one is more defensible?

The automobile industry prospered by leaps and bounds in the last 1 century. We have seen a lot of inventions and innovations that have contributed really remarkably for improving the quality of life for human beings. We have seen the best till now and are expecting more ahead. We have moved ahead from the era of normal fuel to the era of electric and automatic driverless cars. Well, it is time we focus on safeguarding the future of our kids by decreasing the carbon footprints on our planet.

A hydrogen fuel cell car has a hydrogen tank that feeds a fuel cell with high pressured hydrogen gas that’ll mix with oxygen. This merger triggers an electrochemical reaction that produces electricity to power the electric motor. This means hydrogen cars have the characteristics of electric cars and petrol cars.

Nexo from Hyundai (hydrogen powered) can travel around 330 miles or 550 km, which is equal to the electric Tesla Model S. It is not easy though to predict which of these cars is better than the other. It can be assessed based on various metrics like the number of passengers the car is taking, if the air-con is on or off, whether the car is on a free road or locked in heavy traffic. It is said that hydrogen cars thickly pack their energy storage, and hence could achieve longer distances. While most fully electric vehicles can travel between 100-200 miles on a single charge, hydrogen ones can get to 300 miles, as per Automotive Technologies.

More number of power stations for EV are coming every year and 20,000 electric charging stations were estimated to be there in the United States the year 2018 ended and the infrastructure, supply, and the technology of hydrogen cars are still lagging behind electric vehicles by years.

It will take a long time to make the choices as researches are on.

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