Hydrogen or electricity what is the future?

what will the future of travel, hydrogen or elctricity?

i dont want any elon musk bs

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  • 4 weeks ago

    No offense, reasonable question, but they are basically both the same if you sit and think about it, what is it that fossil fuels or new age fuels, etc provide for us, power & transportation. Now, I challenge you to take the google leap of typing a question,.or possibly go the library to read a book for old time sake and study why it is important to implement the technology and widespread use of alternative sources of power, but only if you enjoy the world and want your kids too as well, just saying, food for thoguht

  • 2 months ago

    Hydrogen will never be used.  It is highly flammable and big-time dangerous.  EVs are not the future but the government will spend a ton of tax-payer money trying to shove it down our throat.  EVs do NOT have the torque of ICE cars.  Electricity can never be used in semi-trucks, tractors or construction equipment.   EVs cost a ton of money and like wind-mills and solar, the rest of us have to subsidize it so a few can be smug and think they are better than us.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It seems electric cars are what governments want us to move towards . Unfortunately many don’t understand the infrastructure changes and costs involved . 

        Hydrogen is what I think we need to strive for but the electric movement has win out politically. 

        I wonder how much electric companies and electric car companies pay off politicians. 

        Anyway it seems electric cars seem to be where we are headed towards .

       Wait until we have a big enough solar flare to knock out the electric  grid.  It happened before in Quebec Canada . Putting all our eggs in one basket is stupid . 

    https://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/sun_dar...

  • ?
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    I believe in large countries like Canada, the USA, Australia etc will have hydrogen powered cars.  I saw a youtube video of a group of 4 drive across the USA in a Tesla.  They found the car was good at directing cars to recharging stations but what happens if the station is full and people are in no rush to come back and move their cars.  I also saw a comparison video on several EVs and none of them did better than two thirds the distance they were supposed to travel.  Using lights, airconditioner, and other accessories cuts the battery charge back a lot.  I have read of a Nissan leaf owners who will not put the heater or air conditioner as they draw so heavily on the batteries and they rug up or wind the windows down instead of using the air conditioning.

      When the hydrogen cell cars become common you just pull up at a service station and fill up in 2 minutes and keep driving just like current fueled cars.  Those who worry about Hydrogen fuel being explosive the truth is that it is safer than liquid fuels as if the tank ruptures in a liquid fueled vehicle the fuel spills onto the road and can engulf the car in fire, but in a hydrogen fueled car if the tank splits the hydrogen floats off upwards into the atmosphere so their is no fuel on the ground to catch fire and engulf the vehicle.

      Also remember that in 10 years time the batteries will need to be replaced at a cost of several thousand dollars. And that could have bought a lot of non polluting hydrogen.  Also if your power comes from coal or gas then the pollution at the power station cancels out the saving on pollution you were hoping to prevent.

      The next problem can the power grid handle the huge draw half a million EVs charging overnight.  What happens if the grid goes down after a storm and it takes days to get any household power and your EV needs a charge or it will not move.  If you are just doing short distance driving the EV may be all you need but in big countries where many people drive long distances they need a vehicle that can be filled up quickly and can keep driving.

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  • david
    Lv 4
    4 months ago

    I've to go with electricity. There are simply too many sources to get it. 

  • Marvin
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Hydrogen is expensive to store. It is difficult to detect if it leaks. It is very explosive.  It requires a lot of electricity to break apart water (thus making hydrogen and oxygen).

    Electric cars are the future. Everyone will drive to work, and maybe plug in to top up a while.  Most of the charging will be done during the off hours at night.  The increased demand on the power grid is not as significant as the demand on petrol stations.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    4 months ago

    Electricity is the future

  • 5 months ago

    Many areas in world do not have even 24 hours per day electricity, do not have even good quality roads but have lot of power theft, lot of defaulters on payment of power bills and their governments give free electricity to their vote bank of farmers.

    Future will be to minimize the need to travel using internet, mobile data-covid has already made people work and learn from home, lockdown crashed the oil and gas prices to such an extent that exploration companies were ready to pay a premium to one who immediately buys and stores their extracted oil.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Oil.   There is plenty of it about.

  • 5 months ago

    Both. There are applications where hydrogen should already be being used but the electric car will probably not be practical due to limitations of creating hydrogen filling stations (unless there is a surge of government money behind it). Making charging stations for electric cars isn't really that hard as electricity is already everywhere. Sure you could add hydrogen to gasoline places but that also means they have to be built. More trucks to deliver the hydrogen, etc.

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