12 Best Electric Cars and Trucks Powered by Hydrogen Fuel Cells

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Even though today hydrogen fuel cell technology is being vastly out played by all-electric powertrains, many manufacturers are determined to develop both technologies letting science discoveries and rate of progress to determine which one is here to stay.

Hydrogen cars can provide long range, take minutes to refuel and emit only water, this is why they deserve your attention, so welcome to the list of 12 best hydrogen powered automobiles. Enjoy the ride.

Hydrogen-electric vehicles featured in this video:

Genesis GV80: www.genesis.com/worldwide/en/genesis-concept-vehicles-gv80.html

Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo: www.mercedes-benz.com/en/mercedes-benz/design/mercedes-benz-design/concept-cars/mercedes-benz-vision-tokyo-connected-lounge/

Chevrolet Colorado ZH2: media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2016/oct/1003-zh2.html

Toyota Mirai: ssl.toyota.com/mirai/fcv.html

Pininfarina H2 Speed: www.pininfarina.com/it/h2_speed

Honda Clarity: hondanews.eu/eu/en/cars/media/pressreleases/106336/2017-honda-clarity-fuel-cell-press-kit

Audi h-tron quattro: www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/the-audi-h-tron-quattro-concept-5333

Mercedes GLC F-Cell: media.daimler.com/marsMediaSite/en/instance/ko.xhtml?oid=11111320

Rasa from Riversimple: www.riversimple.com

Hyundai FE Fuel Cell Concept: www.hyundainews.com/us/en/models/next-generation-fe-fuel-cell-concept/0/pressreleases

Nikola One: nikolamotor.com/one

Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell: www.hyundaiusa.com/tucsonfuelcell/index.aspx

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  1. Of the 12, only 3 are actually in production, the rest are either prototypes that might be produced, experiments, or concepts that will never be produced. Limited refueling infrastructure and the high cost of hydrogen are the biggest drawbacks. Driviing on hydrogen will always cost more than driving electric.

  2. Nice video again.

    Actually, I have all 3 types of green vehicles out there: a purely electric car (Leaf), Hydrogen car (Mirai) and hybrid-electric (Prius). Each have their pros/cons.

    The most convenient and common, but not 100% green (because of combustion engine) solution is an hybrid gas/electric, since you can use the most common infrastructure in the world (gas stations) to quickly fill up your tank, with each fill up lasting for over 400 miles (on a typical car like Prius).

    For electric, you have the ability to have no emissions and charge in our home/work (like your phones and other electric devices) with the downside of long charging time and shorter range. Charging infrastructure for electric is growing worldwide, so this type of car is great for commute to work.

    Hydrogen cars help bridge the gap between the environmentally friendly electric and the short fueling times of gas and hybrid vehicles. One downside is for now in the US, the fuel station infrastructure is small (Only couple of states support this), so it's still not possible to travel long trips out of state. But the infrastructure is growing, and if it grows large enough this technology is the best contender for gasoline/diesel vehicles. Oil companies like exxon, chevron are going this route because most of the hydrogen used in the cars are derived from oil industry byproducts.

    All three cars have similar driving feel; electric is the quietest, followed by hydrogen than the hybrid.

  3. I've always thought this technology is wicked, nothing's changed and just like with all technology, even battery powered cars, this technology is always getting better.

    I can't wait until it hits the 'flash point' in the market and it really takes off but all the car manufacturers need to support it and the building of the infrastructure Globally, and get the hydrogen made and stored using renewables, California, Denmark, some places in Germany and Norway have. I hear it's expensive sure but they spend billions every year on bloody war machines and animal agriculture industry so they can shove their pathetic money excuses up their ass and do something positive for a change.

    And I'd much rather have a hydrogen car and fill up in minutes than have a plug in electric car and need to charge it for an hour and that's in "rapid" charging, and rapid charging reduces the life of batteries, and those things are not cheap or clean to make and dispose of. And with hydrogen, you can travel hundreds of miles easy and then just fill up again, battery electric will be lucky to go a hundred miles and then stuck charging one for another hour or so.

    Pros and cons with everything, and many things need to change for all these technologies to be mainstream, can't wait though.

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