Reply to post: Re: ero emissions?

Brits rattle tin for 'revolutionary' hydrogen-powered car

Alan Brown Silver badge

Re: ero emissions?

"The hydrogen will be stored in a tank."

And that's the part which is most problematic.

The car and powertrain part are relatively easy. Storing and transporting hydrogen at extreme cyclic pressures - reliably and safely - in such a way that the equipment will last at least a decade is a not-fully-solved materials science problem.

The liabilities (and PR damage) when a hydrogen tank inevitably ruptures are such that I'm pretty sure insurers will be hesitant to provide manufacturer cover.

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