Riversimple is a sustainable car company, not a hydrogen car company. This is a summary of the thought processes that we have been through in choosing to build a hydrogen fuel cell car – guided by the need to address the environmental impact of personal transport.
The question “Batteries or Hydrogen?” is actually the wrong question. We need a mixture of different solutions. We don’t argue over whether solar PV or wind turbines will ‘win’ the renewable energy race; they’re different and we need them both. The same is true of cars; the answer is neither hydrogen nor batteries exclusively. We always hope for simple, single, ‘silver bullet’ solutions but, as Albert Einstein observed, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler“.
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