When we hold our monthly staff meetings at CleanTechnica headquarters deep in the Sangre de Christo mountains, we seldom discuss hydrogen. Because hydrogen forms really strong chemical bonds with virtually every element in the periodic table, it is not found in its pure form in nature. To get it, you have to use a lot of energy to break those bonds and then figure out a way to store it and transport it. Our focus has always been on transportation and there is little doubt that hydrogen is far behind electricity when it comes to powering cars and light trucks. Credit: HYBRIT A DC high speed EV charging station costs about $300,000. A hydrogen refueling station costs ten times as much and most of the ones that do exist don’t work half the time. It’s all well and good to say a hydrogen powered car can be refueled in about the same time as it takes to put gas in the tank of a conventional vehicle, but if you can’t find a refueling station and the damn thing doesn’t work when you get there, what’s the point? Plus, no one is ever going to have a hydrogen nozzle hanging […]


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