Over the years, I’ve heard more than a few naysayers and critics exclaim, “But, I don’t want to drive using hydrogen!” And my response has been, “I reality, you already are.”
Here are a few facts about driving vehicles and using hydrogen:
- Hydrogen fuel cell cars use compressed hydrogen gas for fuel
- Some H2 vehicles with internal combustion engines will fill up with compressed hydrogen gas and others with liquid hydrogen
- Gasoline and diesel fuel are composed mainly of hydrogen + carbon (and oxygen, too) = hydrocarbon fuel
- NGV (natural gas vehicles) use hydrocarbon fuel
- Electric cars that receive energy from the grid use mostly hydrocarbon fuel (coal, oil or natural gas fired plants).
- Nuclear power plants use steam turbines (H2O) to create electricity
- Hydroelectric plants use H2O to create electricity
- Even off-grid EV owners using solar power are still using hydrogen since ¾ of the sun’s mass is made up of H2.
So critics, naysayers and deniers take note: in one way or another, if you think you’re not driving using hydrogen, in reality you really are.