24 Apr '12, 7am

The 2012 guide to alternative fuel vehicles. The Green Piece

The 2012 guide to alternative fuel vehicles. The Green Piece

Honda was the first to produce begin limited production of a road-legal hydrogen model, in the form of the FCX Clarity, which it began leasing to a small number of customers in the US and Japan from 2008. The firm continues to explore the possibility of producing more hydrogen models, but has yet to make any firm commitment. Of course we often talk of fuel cell vehicles running on hydrogen but that’s not all they can run on. Fuel cells simply covert chemical energy from a fuel into electricity through the process of oxidisation, that fuel could be methane, ethanol or even ordinary petrol, as recommended by the University of Maryland (see story ). Recently, Daihatsu revealed that it is working on a slightly different take on the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, by exploring the use of hydrazine hydrate; a liquid form of hydrogen fuel which would be easier to transport and store ...

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