Hydrogen fuel cell cars now average between 312 and 380 miles of range, according to the EPA. When it comes to longevity, think of a hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric car the same way you would a conventional gasoline or diesel car. Therefore, the fuel cell of a Toyota Mirai is designed to last the life of the car, with the same quality, durability and reliability as any other Toyota. What is striking is that the exact same terms of discussion could have been used a century ago.
You must replace fuel cells and hydrogen with the combustion engine and oil. In 1917, the battery was already 4 or more times more efficient than the combustion engine. Even so, gasoline and combustion engines completely prevail, essentially because they were more practical (fast refueling, greater autonomy and, in the long run, it was easier to create an oil refueling infrastructure). Answer: Simply wrong, FC systems are known for their reliability and robustness.
I'm not against fuel cell technology and I also support it, but electric cars that use batteries to store energy are a much better technology right now and probably for the next 30 years or more. In addition to California consumers who drive fuel cell cars, UPS and Walmart have warehouses that use fuel cell forklifts, which refuel much faster than battery-powered versions. Fuel cell cars run on compressed hydrogen gas that is introduced into an integrated fuel cell that doesn't burn the gas, but instead transforms the chemical energy of the fuel into electrical energy. There are several substantial differences between mass-produced fuel cell cars and small racing cars, which appear to be the largest part of the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) advocacy group, comprised of more than 100 companies and agencies working to promote the commercialization of hydrogen and the fuel cell industry.
Electric for all fuel cell cars A complete list of fuel cell electric car models currently available in California, including incentives. According to Shahan, hydrogen fuel cell cars will never be able to compete with battery-powered electric cars. In fact, it's quite ridiculous how difficult it is to fill a car that runs on HFC ◾ You won't even go 100 miles with the hydrogen tanks of current technology that are still safe to transport in a car ◾ Fuel cells wear out very quickly and are difficult to regenerate. Fuel-cell cars can carry enough hydrogen fuel for a range of 300 to 400 miles and their tanks can be refilled as quickly as a standard car's gas tank.
There is no doubt that hydrogen is THE fuel for Earth and space, BUT the answer is technology to convert water into hydrogen in place of the device or vehicle WITHOUT having to transport or channel hydrogen to the device or vehicle. Not to mention that fuel cell cars have tons of complex parts, plus a tank pump and less passenger space and storage space. The ONLY thing electric cars perform better than hydrogen cars is their efficiency, but the fuel cell is still better than the most efficient ICE (38% of Toyota) currently developed.