Hydrogen is dead as a fuel for cars.
It was never anything but a way to greenwash hydrocarbon production; getting it from water is actually extremely uneconomical. You need 50 kWh just to produce a kilogram of hydrogen. You need at least 5 kg of hydrogen to fill a typical 125 litre tank in a car. Obviously trains etc. are going to be far more than this figure. It's literally more efficient to power a vehicle with electricity directly, especially as battery tech improves.
Right now the main source of hydrogen is... natural gas. It requires far less energy to produce this way. Big surprise, I know.
But it turns out it's still extremely expensive to produce, transport, and store. It's very reactive, degrades most containers it's kept in, very small atomically and leaks out of just about anything, and actually quite dangerous to handle. In general, it was never going to be the fuel of the future.
Those who see hydrogen as the fuel of the future are betting on a dead horse. Amid canceled hydrogen projects and skyrocketing hydrogen prices, people wh...autoevolution
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