Trials of hydrogen-fuelled internal combustion engines are underway in the world today. Westport Fuel Systems and Cummins are both testing the technology to accelerate the decarbonisation of commercial vehicles.
Jeremy Clarkson, former Top Gear presenter and current star of The Grand Tour, wrote in his latest The Sunday Times column that he now finds himself “consumed with the idea of using the familiar technology but tweaking it to run on hydrogen instead of petrol, so that the only waste product is water”.
“The internal combustion engine (ICE) has been around for more than a hundred years. We are all familiar with it and we are now very good at making it reliable and cheap,” Clarkson wrote in The Times.
Whether a hydrogen-fuelled ICE or hydrogen-powered fuel cell, can hydrogen halt the charge to battery-electric vehicles?
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