What do you know about hydrogen and fuel cells? Not much? Well, you’re in luck. We’re here to shed some knowledge about the two technologies that have been bursting onto the scene as of late. You probably know that we’re facing some major problems when it comes the energy we use for transportation and fuel cells might be the answer we’ve been searching for.
Here are 4 fast facts about fuel cell cars that may make you reconsider that gas guzzler you’re currently driving:
- Hydrogen just so happens to be the most abundant element on earth. It’s an alternative means of fuel that has an extremely high energy content relative to its weight and it can be produced from diverse, domestic resources.
- It’s a clean way to produce power - they don’t run down or need to recharge which makes them an even better option than traditional batteries. Additionally, unlike gasoline-powered vehicles, they can actually reduce carbon dioxide by nearly 90% if the hydrogen is produced by renewable energy like wind or solar.
- They’re not much different than gasoline-powered cars in a number of ways. For example you can get nearly 300 miles worth of driving range on a single tank of hydrogen fuel, you can refuel them in a matter of minutes and the experience is almost identical to filling up at a traditional gas station. There are some major differences though, but we think you’ll like them. Fuel cell engines have no moving parts so you’ll never need to change the oil and there nearly twice as efficient.
- There are plans to open up more hydrogen fueling stations on the west coast, the east coast, Hawaii and a number of other markets.
We’re just as excited as you are to find out what the future holds for us in terms of alternative fuel sources!At GEN3 Electric, our licensed technicians are trained, certified and current on all electrical standards, ready to solve the myriad of residential electrical problems, from old buildings to new construction.