This is a very interesting article comparing electric vehicles to hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Tony Seba clearly thinks there is no future for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, describing them as neither clean nor disruptive. He highlighting the strong link between the hydrogen economy and the fossil fuel economy with 95% of hydrogen in the US coming from natural gas. EVs are currently on a meteoric rise and transport is undergoing a complete revolution. The big debate now is just how quickly the masses will make the switch to EVs.
Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (HFCVs) appear to be making a comeback. But according to author, lecturer and entrepreneur Tony Seba, HFCVs can’t compete with electric vehicles. “The hydrogen economy would be a massively wasteful economy that would at best use three to six times more energy than an electric vehicle and solar/wind infrastructure and many times more water than even gasoline uses.” By 2030, 100% of cars will be electric and they will be 100% powered by solar and wind.