Whether the Earth’s glass of hydrocarbons is half full or half empty is debatable, but the reality that fossil fuels are a finite source of fuel is not lost on automakers. It isn’t a question of if but rather when. Either way, Hyundai is hedging its bets on a purely EV market with a new fuel-cell vehicle it calls the Nexo.
If you eliminate infrastructure issues from consideration for a moment, utilizing the most abundant element in the universe—hydrogen—as an energy source makes a lot of sense. According to Hyundai, hydrogen as a vehicular fuel is also a question of when. Unlike energy-storage devices such as batteries or capacitors, once H2 is captured and pressurized, the losses are minimal.
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