28 Nov '16, 1pm

2009 bet against hydrogen fuel-cell car sales: which side won?

Stephen Edelstein Nov 28, 2016 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, 2016 Toyota Mirai at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA Enlarge Photo There's nothing like a bet to make things interesting. The arrival of hydrogen fuel-cell cars has been anticipated for decades now, leading to many predictions of both failure and success for hydrogen. In 2007, hydrogen critic Joseph Romm, believing that fuel-cell vehicles would never become mainstream, made a bet with hydrogen advocate Greg Blencoe. DON'T MISS: 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell to lease for $369 a month Blencoe would win the hydrogen bet if fuel-cell vehicles reached 1 percent of U.S. new-car and light truck sales in 2015 or any year before—as detailed in a 2009 article in The New York Times (registration required). That didn't happen, and Blencoe settled the bet last year , even before the latest crop of long-distance ...

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