Hydrogen fuel cell cars could well be the future! Ford, Nissan and Mercedes Benz have teamed up together to develop cheaper motoring. The hydrogen fuel cell will be intended to replace all other types of fuel. Hydrogen is a man-made source of energy; it is produced from methane and other types of fossil fuel. Additionally, hydrogen fuel can also be created from wind, solar and nuclear power. Wind is the preferred choice to produce hydrogen.
Hydrogen fuel is the fuel of the future
If the hydrogen fuel was made without using fossils, then it is guaranteed that all hydrogen cars will have the potential to produce an almost carbon dioxide emission free environment.
Even though Ford, Nissan and Mercedes Benz have collaborated a plan, there are other car manufacturers who are also working on the new project. Other car manufacturers include Daimler, Vauxhall, Audi, Chrysler, BMW, Fiat, and Toyota.
The future of hydrogen fuel looks promising, but the plans for the idea to be fully developed will still take a few more years. Converting hydrogen fuel is very complex.
Additionally, not everyone will rush out to buy the latest hydrogen fuel car and there is the cost of hydrogen fuel stations to be developed. Hydrogen fuel at present is very expensive to create from fossils. The key is to produce hydrogen from the natural earths wind and make it renewable. Furthermore, there is the issue of how it will be stored in cars.
The thinking and science behind creating hydrogen fuel cars is to produce a cost effective transportation. Universities are researching all areas of possibilities and as yet hydrogen being utilised in cars is still quite a long way off. Manufacturers however, are looking for a breakthrough by 2015.
When hydrogen is made ready available for transportation eventually the hype over electric vehicles, and all other types of fuel used in cars will dissipate.
On thing is for sure is that oil is becoming more scarce across the world because of the high demand from growing third world countries. A new form of fuelling vehicles will definitely be needed in the future and maybe that is why the cost of oil has been increasing in recent years to try and stall the problem of oil shortage.
What are your thoughts on the future of fuelling our everyday transportation?