Academics and eco tech trailblazers tell us that cars running on hydrogen-powered fuel cells are the holy grail for true emissions-free mobility, so we put the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell to the test on a trip from Venice to Frankfurt.
Their motivation is simple enough; Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. In fact, over 75 per cent of the universe’s mass is based on the stuff, so feasibly there’s a limitless supply available.
Across Europe, there are approximately 80 of these hydrogen refueling stations, but that number is growing all the time. There’s a similar number in Japan and the United States, too.
In Australia, there’s only one, and it’s privately owned by Hyundai Motor Australia. Certainly Australian Governments (both federal and state) should be doing a lot more towards the future of transportation, because the future is already here in Europe and we’re falling behind.
Australia has an abundance of wind and sun, and with the right incentives, could be producing clean hydrogen for zero emissions mobility.