Hydrogen cars: Are we there yet?

While the UK this year (2023) has celebrated the significant news that Tata Group will construct a new EV battery manufacturing plant in the country’s southwest rather than Spain, seemingly, other regions have been stealing a march on hydrogen-powered vehicle production.

The hydrogen propulsion method is indeed nothing new. It first gained traction in the early 2000s but has been supplanted in recent years by other alternative energy methods such as EV while liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) are also gathering traction – at least in the European market.

Europe notably trails the world-leading Asian market with eight times more hydrogen-fuelled passenger cars in Korea alone than the entire EU1.

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