November 7, 2015

...AND CHEAPER...:

The future is here: mass-market hydrogen cars take to Britain's roads (Adam Vaughan, 4 November 2015, The Telegraph)

The first mass production hydrogen cars, billed for more than a decade as a clean alternative to petrol and diesel vehicles but only glimpsed as concepts at automotive trade shows, have arrived on British roads.

The most abundant element in the universe has added allure for carmakers in the wake of the Volkswagen pollution scandal and revelations about the gap between lab and real-world emissions tests.

Leading the charge are South Korean manufacturer Hyundai, with a £53,000 "crossover" - a squashed SUV that looks like a normal car, and the world's biggest carmaker, Toyota, with a futuristically styled saloon priced at £66,000. Honda has promised to launch its model in the UK during 2017.

"The only emissions out of the back of the car is water, either as water vapour or droplets, so you have no CO2, no NOx, no particulates," said Robin Hayles, manager of sustainable fuel development at Hyundai.

"You have the advantages of petrol and diesel in terms of range, performance and refill times, and the advantages of an electric vehicle: zero emissions, very smooth to drive, and instant torque."

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