- Feb 21, 2020 11:56 pm GMT
"Elon Musk’s Tesla cars may have changed the way we look at sustainable driving, but the company’s CEO remains unconvinced that hydrogen cars are the way of the future and even called the idea 'mind-bogglingly stupid.'
During an annual shareholders’ meeting years ago, the enigmatic visionary dismissed the advent of using hydrogen fuel cells in vehicles, calling it 'fool cells' and pointing out that 'success is simply not possible' for the energy alternative.
His statement years ago seems especially relevant today as the automobile industry continues the debate on whether or not hydrogen-powered vehicles are the way of the future."
Well-to-wheels analyses with DOE's Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) model show that with a default hydrogen production pathway, fuel-cell vehicles emit only slightly less CO2 than comparable gasoline-powered hybrids.
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