July 5, 2013

THEN IT'S JUST A MATTER OF ECONOMIES OF SCALE:

Why Toyota and GM Are Pushing Fuel-Cell Cars to Market : Falling costs are making fuel-cell vehicles look like a plausible alternative to conventional cars. (Kevin Bullis, July 5, 2013, Technology Review)

While many challenges remain for hydrogen vehicles, in recent years researchers have made big improvements in the oft-maligned technology, including greatly lowering its cost. As a result, fuel-cell vehicles look poised to play a significant role in meeting ambitious vehicle emissions regulations, particularly in places such as California.

"GM, Toyota, and a couple of other automakers have done a lot of great work. Fuel cells are getting close to being viable, closer than most people might think," says Brett Smith, co-director for manufacturing, engineering, and technology at the Center for Automotive Research, a nonprofit in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


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