Yawn.n Washington, hydrogen was selling for $8.18 per kilogram, meaning a driver would spend that much to travel 72 miles in the Clarity. A four-cylinder Honda Accord with an automatic transmission gets 24 mpg combined, so a driver would use three gallons of gasoline — spending about $3.30 a gallon, or almost $10 — to travel the same distance.
LOL, who doesn't love waiting in line for half an hour at Costco while all the 6 SUVs in front of you fill up their 50 gallon tanks?One of the things that certain groups like about hydrogen as a vehicle fuel is the fact that you have to go somewhere to fill up. Keeps the good old familiar business model, don't you know? Drive in, fill up, get screwed while lining someones's pockets . . .
At least you can charge your EV's batteries with something of your own - wind, solar, Mr. Fusion home energy reactor etc.
The auto companies sued CARB to remove battery electrics from the ZEV mandate. Now all CARB talks about is hydrogen, just like they wanted. It's all utter bull****.The only reason I can think of that companies are wasting time and money on hydrogen is the ZEV law in California.
IIRC, California will soon REQUIRE a car company to produce a ZEV in order to sell ANY vehicle in the state. Since California is about the 8th largest economy in the world, no big time car manufacturer wants to be frozen out!
So the hydrogen car from Honda is in my opinion simply a cop out to fulfill that requirement even though no one will ever buy one. They will lease it at $600 / month to a select group of Hollywood insiders at a huge loss in order to stay in the market and to get a lot of feel good publicity.
Its all a big marketing scam.