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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...

Builder Jim Salomon of Newport Beach, California, the third person to lease a Honda FCX Clarity back in 2009, is still driving one—his third car—six years later. During a recent transition period while waiting for an FCX delivery, he deeply felt its absence—even though his garage also includes everything from a 1963...

As any energy analyst will tell you, hydrogen is not in and of itself a fuel. Instead, it’s best seen as an “energy carrier,” and has to be extracted from something else—notably natural gas (through steam methane reforming) or water (through electrolysis). The cost of producing hydrogen—which could be compared to the...