Automotive DesignLine Blog
During this week's readings, notably here, I have seen some interesting points worthy of reflection.
Fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) are already in use, but only for demonstration purposes. Fuel cells indeed came into the spotlight last year when leading car makers said they expected to launch a few hundred thousand FCVs to the market as from 2015.
However, fuel cell technology faces two problems: the cost and the lack of hydrogen refueling stations. Another challenge is the safety of using hydrogen in FCVs.
What is your position? Will FCVs be a viable alternative to the predominant vehicle on the road? Do you think that, despite the risks, hydrogen reaches an acceptable safety level? How can we accelerate the setting up of a good infrastructure for hydrogen refueling?
Do not hesitate to express yourself on the future of FCVs and give hints about upcoming or ongoing projects.