UK could use hydrogen instead of natural gas – if it can make enough

Toyota has decided to halt sales of fuel cell vehicles in Norway after a hydrogen refueling station exploded earlier this week. The company that operated the station has also suspended operations at all of its other locations after the explosion. Hyundai has had a similar response to Toyota, it has temporarily stopped selling its fuel cell vehicles as well. Even before electric cars become widely known as the one true alternative to combustion vehicles, hydrogen fuel cell technology has been regarded as one of the possible alternatives. However, such vehicles aren’t all that popular, largely due to the efficiency of the powertrain itself and longstanding concerns about the potential safety risks of using liquid hydrogen.The cause of the explosion at the Uno-X hydrogen station in Sandvika, Norway is as yet unknown. It did result in two injuries to passengers in a nearby vehicle. The explosion was reportedly strong enough that it detonated the airbags in that car even when there had been no impact. The

UK could use hydrogen instead of natural gas – if it can make enough

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Toyota Halts Fuel Cell Vehicle Sales As Hydrogen Station Explodes

Toyota has decided to halt sales of fuel cell vehicles in Norway after a hydrogen refueling station exploded earlier this week. The company that operated the station has also suspended operations ...

Wed 12 Jun 19 from Ubergizmo

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