hydrogen powered cars?
what are your arguments for or against hydrogen powered vehicles? I'm helping my little sister write a paper, and i would really appreciate the help.
Or maybe links to some articles about H cars.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Hydrogen is a clean fuel. Burning of hydrogen produces water. Therefore it is the cleanest fuel source.
Hydrogen is also the most abundant element in the universe. It is almost an infinite resource unlike fossil fuels.
The cons are:
Hydrogen is an explosive gas and easily combustible. A leaking hydrogen storage tank can ignite and explode. Look what happened to the last space shuttle disaster. This fact affects all things like storage and distribution. Who needs dynamite to make a car bomb? Just put a hydrogen powered car in the basement and cut the fuel line. The smallest spark would ignite it.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
people are for it
its just the distribution of the hydrogen to stations
thats in question
yet now they want to bypass that
and have people use ordinary tap water
to have the cars self extract hydrogen on the fly
or use it in a fuel cell that generates electricity to power
the car or charge the batteries that power the car.
- devinthedragonLv 51 decade ago
currently, the sheer cost is the largest counter to the hydrogen powered car
it costs somewhere around 2,000 dollars, i think, for like 217 miles.
the car costs in the millions.
it is just not cost effective right now to create the hydrogen.