Hydrogen and batteries are often characterized as competing technologies, however the strengths and weaknesses of these technologies suggest that they should play complementary roles.
“Today’s transportation sector depends almost entirely on fossil fuels and creates more than 20 percent of all CO2 emissions. Hydrogen-powered vehicles, with their high performance and the convenience offered by fast refueling times, can complement battery electric vehicles to achieve a broad decarbonization of transport segments.”
The members of the Hydrogen Council believe that by 2050 hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles could constitute up to 20 percent of the total vehicle fleet, some 400 million cars, 15 million to 20 million trucks, and around 5 million buses.
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