Hydrogen fuel cell technology
was once the talk of the motoring
industry, often referred to as
the holy grail, with pundits
predicting that vehicles powered
essentially by water would supersede
conventional BEVs and hybrids by now.
However, as battery technology and charging
times have improved the fate of the fuel cell
has risked heading in the direction Betamax
against lithium-ion’s VHS. But that could all
be about to change.
“There is no silver bullet,” says Jon Hunt,
manager alternative fuels, Toyota. “The
technology will develop and evolve. It has been
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