BEVs aren’t as zero-emission as they’re purported to be and indirectly cause pollution due to most electricity being generated by burning coal, and going green clearly requires a holistic approach that includes clean power stations. ����Y�'�r������G|pO����]*_��Mv��~7�q�s��⼫�����'�h����*���v�H�m��W�fG���T5��}ͦ=M��Q}vn� �a����$mh��P�]��jZͻ����ݙ��Fs|ϲ��%c�)�Y� -��� This is where hydrogen and oxygen are mixed inside a fuel cell stack to produce electricity, which powers an electric motor. Today, electric vehicles are a trillion-dollar worldwide business. Lithium-ion batteries, the same type that power your cellphone, are the most popular in both handheld electronics and cars as they’re able to pack a large amount of energy into a relatively small space. So for the consumer, a lithium-ion battery electric vehicle makes a lot more sense... but again, right now. Sooner or later, the public is going to put their focus on greenhouse gases from aviation. But it's important to be an investor now because all that's happening now! Subscribers should not view this publication as offering personalized legal or investment counseling. Products requiring long runtimes at moderate load are optimized for high specific energy; the ability to … So it would be foolish not to have at least some exposure to the technology. right now for under $100. h�b```f``�a`a``�� Ā B@ �pp0t021�kR`��k�|���f"�n��r�/�yj*v��s�,aj�Z������l�މ;"�~I��`4H�`��ͧu���b``\�1�$L��S| R�U�ŽV��K����E��H9�� �&::�t4�t4Xt0Ht0p�������`�� ,� @���m ϡ@��A��A ������f�e�q�����L��2$[�o �t0������y�B��� �fj It expects hydrogen technologies to provide 18% of the world's total energy needs by that time, with the annual sales generated from the hydrogen fuel cell market reaching $2.5 trillion while creating 30 million jobs globally. With costs coming down over the years, hydrogen technology could be on the brink of a major breakout. h�bbd``b`� �@�� ��$XN���@��$� $^�e`bdH q�&�320 �u Tesla's Model X currently starts at over $80,000. Unlike fuel-cell and electric cars which are silent, the engine can be revved and there’s an exhaust sound to listen to. There have been many ideas advanced for alternative energy cars over the years - compressed air and nuclear power being among the quirkier ones - but right now in pole position is electric power. BMW introduced a hydrogen-powered 7 Series in a limited production run from 2005 to 2007, as the world’s first car to use an internal combustion engine modified to run on both petrol and hydrogen. As of Janurary 2020, there are only about 8,000 fuel cell vehicles in America. Back in October, Singapore-based HES Energy Systems unveiled plans to build a small hydrogen-powered aircraft capable of carrying up to four people. First, it's important to remember that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are not available in every area. But as fuel cell technology becomes more affordable, that's expected to change. At ambient temperature, hydrogen is a gas. But military research (which has deep pockets) could fast-forward development of hydrogen fuel cells, making them more affordable, efficient, and faster than currently expected. The first-generation electric cars claimed ranges of about 160km but in reality achieved just over 100km at best, while they took around eight hours to fully charge at a regular wall socket. By 2050, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) forecasts aviation emissions could increase by up to 700%, making aviation one of the fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gases. In 2017, China put hydrogen-powered buses on the road. endstream endobj 213 0 obj <>stream But you ignore the hydrogen market at your own peril. Energy must not be ignorantly seen only as electrical. You could buy one, of course, but you'd most likely have to ship it to your house. A few months ago, the world's first hydrogen-powered train entered service in Europe. Your privacy is important to us -- we will never rent or sell your e-mail or personal information. But that's its luxury model. Hydrogen fuel cell sales alone could easily DOUBLE... then TRIPLE... then grow MANY more times over. Named Element One, HES calls it “the world's first regional hydrogen-electric passenger aircraft.”. Think about this: It wasn't until recently that fuel cells even began gaining momentum. But ignore the hydrogen market at your own peril. And converting from using jet fuel to electric batteries or hydrogen fuel cells probably won't even be feasible in the short term.