Two Disadvantages of using a hydrogen fuel cell to power a car rather than petrol?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Cost of fuel cell replacement

    Lack of places to get a new fuel cell

    The fuel cell is "charged" by power from a central power station so you are just moving the source of power.

    There is a loss of energy at each conversion. Gas has one loss and the fuel cell has two. You are getting less for the energy expended

    I know that you asked for two disadvantages but these four came to mind immediately.

  • Bob
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    9 years ago

    Cost of the car vs a normal car

    Toyota is say $130,000 for a fuel cell car.

    No place to get the fuel as you drive across county or anywhere else except maybe a few areas in California.

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