* Posts by John

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Hydrogen motoring too heavy for pundit

John
Boffin

Electric cars need infrastructure too

It might be ok to recharge your electric car at home - *if* you have a garage to park it an and *if* it has the right power set up but what if you are away from home? Is your hotel going to let you charge your car free while you run an extension cord to the car park (hope it's not raining!). Happy to wait overnight every time?

Electric cars need easily interchangable (and lighter/smaller) fuel cells to work effectively. Both hydrogen and electric cars would need new supporting fuel infrastructure to work. It's just that the hydrogen infrastructure seems much more practical to add to our current petrol stations. I'm just hoping they have addressed any flamability issues.