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Fun facts about hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles

Fun facts about hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles

With several starts and stops over the last 20 years or so, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) are finally hitting the roads. Lead by Toyota, with their Mirai FCV available next year , several automakers have announced they are adding FCVs to their lineup, including Hyundai’s Tucson FCV and Audi’s A7 h-tron. Whether you agree hydrogen fuel is the best solution for ending our dependence on fossil fuels, or you’re skeptical the technology will catch on (or is really cleaner than other fuels), here are some fun facts and things to know about hydrogen fuel and FCVs: Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the known universe (though unfortunately not easily found in its pure form on Earth). Hydrogen was the primary gas used in the world’s gaslights for centuries (along with other gases ), long before electric lights. Toyota began working on fuel cell technology 20 years ago. A...

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