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Is there still hope for hydrogen fuel cell cars? The Green Piece. | TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk

Is there still hope for hydrogen fuel cell cars? The Green Piece. | TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk

July 25, 2011. The Green Piece Column Piece Column. More than 5,200 hydrogen fuelling stations will be operational worldwide by 2020 – that’s the verdict of a new report by Pike Research which suggests annual investment in hydrogen stations will reach $1.6billion (see article ). However, with the majority of leading carmakers seemingly focusing on electric cars is this investment in hydrogen technology really justified? Sales target In April, Pike Research made another forecast about fuel cell vehicles, predicting that commercial sales would reach the key milestone of one million vehicles by 2020 (see article ) – meaning cumulative sales of 1.2million vehicles by the end of that year. The analysis suggests that during the pre-commercialisation period of 2010-2014, around 10,000 fuel cell vehicles will be deployed. Then after that phase, 57,000 vehicles will be sold in 2015...

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