Manufacturers: 'Fuel cell cars market-ready by 2015'
The hydrogen hype of the first few years of the new millennium is well and truly over. So, are car manufacturers still working on hydrogen projects or have fuel cells been put on ice?
Bart Hoevenaars, researcher at the Hydrogen and Clean Fossil Fuels Unit, wondered what the answer to this question was. He wanted to know how the manufacturers rated the chances for such vehicles to become successful. Together with his colleages at the Policy Studies Unit, he also studied the petrol refilling behaviour of Dutch motorists. “Nearly 50% of all motorists believe that if one out of three refilling stations sold hydrogen, this would be enough coverage to get anywhere in the country.”
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