Posts by: Bradley Berman

Some kind of mobile or temporary fueling installation will be needed to keep fuel cell drivers on the road.

There’s mounting evidence that energy will not only be stored in batteries, but as gaseous hydrogen in tanks, on BMW’s i vehicles.

Bill Holloway loves the Mercedes-Benz B-Class hydrogen car that he’s been driving for nearly two years. When he was offered the chance to lease the B-Class in 2013, he jumped at it. “I just love the utility of the thing,” he said. “When it became available, I said I’m in. I never even test drove it.” Since then, in...

When it comes to energy, driving and many other things in life, there’s no free lunch. That’s true for the energy needed to power your daily ride, regardless of whether the source is petroleum, biofuels, electrons in a battery, or hydrogen fuel cell cars. So the decision about buying or leasing a fuel cell car—like...

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the first retail hydrogen refueling station in Northern California occurred on Dec. 10. “If you build it, they will come,” said Janea Scott, California Energy Commissioner, at the event. The San Francisco Bay Area, and Sacramento, are expected to be capitals for adoption of hydrogen...

Everybody pretty much knows what a gallon of something looks like. Think about a gallon of milk in your fridge. And every driver—for better or worse—knows how much a gallon of gasoline costs, and how far it will take you down the road. But ask somebody to picture a kilogram of gaseous hydrogen, and you’ll get a blank...

In a run from about 2002 to 2008, Honda racked up an impressive list of firsts regarding hydrogen-powered vehicles. But in the past five years, the Japanese automaker has been relatively quiet regarding fuel cells. The hiatus—which roughly coincides with the emergence of battery-powered cars—ended in January 2015 with...