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Why do most car manufacturers prefer electric batteries over hydrogen fuel cells? Because it's cheaper today, easy to pack the batteries under the floor, won't decrease the range much and won't have as fast acceleration. Apart from internal combustion engine cars burning hydrogen (which is very silly!), there is no pure hydrogen car today. All cars that are ...


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There are a number of issues with hydrogen as an energy source. Firstly, there is a lack of infrastructure for hydrogen. The same can be said for battery charging, but slowly the number of battery charging stations is increasing. Nothing comparable has yet been done for hydrogen. Sourcing hydrogen is another problem. The main ideas for sourcing hydrogen is ...


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In the U.S. there are tax credits only for battery-powered electric-vehicles. Wealthy people don't really mind heavy vehicles or expensive vehicles. Truck buyers like the torque of battery-powered electric-vehicles and then don't mind the weight of the batteries. (Fuel-cell electric-vehicles actually have less performance than battery-powered electric-...


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The proton.energy website is very optimistic, maybe a bit too much. I see a number of (potential) problems: The technology uses "hydrocarbon reservoirs" which is a different word for existing oil and gas fields, so that makes the resulting fuel non-renewable. The exact process is not clear to me, but the paper they link to talks about water being ...


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