5 SOLID REASONS AS TO WHY HYDROGEN CARS ARE THE FUTURE AND NOT EVs

1. RANGE ANXIETY

Hydrogen-powered cars don’t need to deal with this anxiety in the long run at least as they can be refueled just like today’s gasoline-powered cars at a gas station in roughly the same amount of time as compared to gasoline.

Currently, Tesla’s are able to provide the maximum amount of range that the laws of physics would allow without drastically increasing the weight of the battery or the size of the battery. 380 miles is the approximate value at which the graph goes vertically in the direction of weight rather than distance.

Tesla’s new Roadster is coming with a 600-mile range with a 200kWh battery pack that can propel it to 60 mph in just under 2 seconds, again, this is pushing the limits of how quickly a car can accelerate on normal street-legal tires.
Watch the video to find out about the physics of how fast a car can accelerate:

2. BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

They give the instant acceleration of an EV which people seem to love and the easiness of it to drive as the EVs provide.
They eliminate the temperature requirements of an EV and eliminates the probability of breakdown, unlike the ICEs.

Hydrogen-Powered Toyota Mirai

The only thing that is keeping them out of the question is the lack of mass-market scale of production, due to this their prices are unnecessarily high, and becomes unreasonable to see it as a buying option. Currently, it is for the enthusiasts and billionaires of the world.
One more thing that is not supporting their growth is the lack of refueling stations for them.

3. NO GREENHOUSE GASES AT ANY STAGE OF THE PROCESS

The EVs don’t emit any kind of smoke from the car but remember they consume electricity made from the grid which was made by burning coal which produces harmful gases. As you can see we are not “saving the planet” completely in both cases. But the electricity made by renewable sources can turn out to be a key difference as it is not producing any CO2, now at this process, we can say we are saving the planet.

Lastly, we come to hydrogen-powered cars. They provide a complete solution and fully help towards “saving the planet” as they are using the most abundant element in the universe as their fuel and in the end, they’re not producing harmful gases like EVs because they almost work like an EV minus the hydrogen part. And as a by-product they produce water, how amazing is that?!
Some can argue we have to take into consideration the greenhouse gases that were produced during the manufacturing process. But gases are produced in the manufacturing of the above 2 car segments as well. This is the only consideration we can take into account. But if the manufacturing plant has been running on renewable sources then this carbon emission effect comes out to be zero from start to finish (finish here is the life cycle of the car),
which makes it a true competitor for the future of cars.

Hydrogen has 236 times the specific energy of lithium-ion batteries.

4. NO DEPLETION OF ANY SORT

But hydrogen, on the other hand, has the same energy capacity in every gram no matter what the situation is. They retain the same amount of energy everywhere in the universe. There is no facade of charging your battery to only 80% in order to save your batteries from depletion.

And more thing, hydrogen-powered cars don’t get affected by the surrounding temperature. As in EVs, you have maintained the car in the optimum temperature range to extract its full mileage, which sometimes makes it unfeasible in the winter countries like Norway, Sweden, etc.

5. ABUNDANCE & ADAPTABILITY

Hydrogen as a fuel can adapt to any form in science and technology. It has even gone to the space station as a form fuel cell. Scientists are finding new ways to improve its adaptability and making it the standard fuel for humans in the coming generations.

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