- Jan 24, 2015
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The price will sink the more companies produce hydrogen. 1 kg hydrogen is normally enough energy for100 kilometers for a little car.The hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, another compressed gas vehicle, is here now, and can be produced in models larger across the board with more driving range than the EV which is nice. Aren't you tired of those mini and full-sized mini SUVs all over the place?
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2020 Jaguar EV
Comparable BMW hydrogen fuel cell vehicle
The only drawback I see is the higher cost for the HFC vehicle and higher cost for the hydrogen fuel at $5.30/gal at today's prices. Yet, companies such as FedEx and UPS are starting to use HFC vehicles. I've driven CNG vehicles and they were great for limited travel in terms of cost compared to the price of regular gas.
I don't know what you calculate, because a value for a volume makes not a big sense in context hydrogen. But in case the volume is an equivalent for the mass of water then 1 gallon is a volume of about 3.8 Liter what would be an equilvalent in water for a mass of 3.8 kg. So this would be enough energy for about 380 km and 380 km / 1.6 = about 240 miles. The car on the picture is not little and the developement is in the beginning so it are perhaps "only" 200 miles per "gallon" or 1/2 "gallon" per 100 miles. And the "exhaust gas" is simple water in this case.