This one 11-year-old chart explains the problem with hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles - Talk About Cars
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CAEnlarge PhotoToday, there are roughly 750,000 plug-in electric vehicles on U.S. roads and about 3,800 powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Proponents of each type of vehicle argue strenuously that their powertrain is a better way to produce vehicles with zero emissions from the tailpipe. Electric cars can be charged at home overnight, and electricity in many areas is far cheaper than gasoline on a per-mile basis, say the plug-in vehicle supporters. DON'T MISS: Why a Fiat 500e driver got a Honda Clarity Fuel Cell as his next green car: low cost Ah, but hydrogen vehicles have far longer ranges, need to be fueled less often, and employ the familiar model of visiting a fueling station that drivers are already used to, counter the hydrogen proponents. It's far too early to know how this battle will play out. Some analysts suggest electricity may be the preferred mode for smaller passenger vehicles, while hydrogen is