What’s Next for Clean Driving?
Electric cars have changed the world. Owners of them no longer have to worry about the harm they’re doing to the environment while driving. Something new is just around the corner, though.
This new technology is the hydrogen car. Hydrogen cars still considered electric cars, but they get power from a hydrogen fuel cell. These fuel cells give cars a much better range than standard electric cars and are filled with hydrogen. This makes refueling much faster than with electric cars. A hydrogen car can drive for 200-300 miles before requiring a hydrogen recharge.
Hydrogen cars are filled with compressed hydrogen. Filling this way makes it feel like you’re driving a standard gas car. The hydrogen cars, however, produce no harmful emissions and are incredibly quiet. The fuel cells only produce heat and water when converting hydrogen into electricity
Hydrogen cars are coming. It may be a while before we get to drive one ourselves, but the work is being done. Currently, Mercedes-Benz is producing a hydrogen-electric hybrid SUV. The benefit of a hydrogen-electric hybrid is the flexibility of recharging. If you’re just driving around town, you can refuel and home without a worry about hydrogen. For longer distances, you use the hydrogen fuel cell to travel hundreds of miles.
Electric cars are great, but we should welcome new innovations that will help us keep our planet clean. The more options there are, the more people will adopt and accept into their lives.