Apparently there are 20 FCX cars on the roads in the US and 7 in Japan. Honda is the first car manufacturer to get an approval and certification for an hydrogen car from the EPA and California Air Resources Board aka CARB. Now why are the foreign car manufactures always the first when it comes to things like innovative technology for alternative fuel vehicles. Do you see a trend or am I just getting too tied up in conspiracy theory. Well only time will tell. Moving on, to reiterate the great points for a hydrogen vehicle:
- Renewal resource.
- Hydrogen can be extracted from the atmosphere and the only byproduct is water.
- Hence CO2 emissions are omitted from the equation.
More research is being done by companies like Honda, so that hydrogen can be extracted from natural gases and be delivered safely to the masses. Honda will need to have a good infrastructure set up so that sufficient hydrogen refuelling points are available when fuel cell cars eventually do hit the roads, lets learn from the mistakes of others so that there are not repeated, you get my drift.