If the forecasts by regulators and automakers are correct, the future of the automobile is going to be heavily reliant on battery-electric propulsion. It’s a time of great transition for the industry, but there are a few kinks that still need working out.
Pros and Cons of Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Electric Vehicles
PRO: The technology works. The California-only Toyota Mirai has a range of up to 402 miles and can be refueled nearly as quickly as a gasoline-powered car. It’s as smooth and refined as an EV, and less complex than a PHEV.
CON: Good luck finding a fuel station. If the infrastructure for electrical charging is still young, then hydrogen infrastructure is embryonic. Currently, HFCVs really only make sense in limited applications (mostly in California), or perhaps for fleet use.