100 thoughts on “Driving A Hydrogen Car: Is This Really “The Future?”

  1. They are also not the future because last time i checked the future does not consist of slow cars and honestly this car does not sound safe also they still use a gas and that’s not good

  2. MrMobile could u look at this short youtube vidio and and make a comment on it. I think its sound too good to be true but if it works it would fix a lot of the world concerns with fuel and environment ? Have u heard of it? Is it viable? Would it work? Would it save all the changes need for different fuels?

  3. As far as an intern in power utility company, hydrogen technology could use more policy help. It has been overlooked because not that many legislators understand the technology. It's actually a very promising technology that could become a flexible load or even a "peaker" for energy production in regions like Pacific Northwest with a decreasing load of the grid. Also, it could stimulate competition for the EVs to bring out better technologies. It's expensive at the moment, but it might have a greater potential than BEVs down the road.

  4. I will always love fuel cells. On board energy production vs. consumption. To recombine the two most abundant and basic building blocks of the universe for energy will never get old.

  5. We have to stop putting co2 into the air, or at least reduce the amount hugely by at least 50 % over the next couple of years other wise we are all going to cook well really what is going to happen is we will all stave because there will not be enough places left to grow food.
    Welcome to over 400 parts per million co2 in our atmosphere.
    Dont believe in it yet. Well dont come crying to those of us who understand whats happening as it begins to really affect 1st world country's.

  6. Regions who are affected with cold climates already encounter hazardous road conditions due to icy roads. Since they emit H2O, I recommend some sort of boiling system in the vehicle to evaporate the water into the atmosphere.

  7. For the time being, only Hydrogen full cells can be used in airplanes. so even if it's not the best option for cars, it's the only know option for airplanes and will most properly be used for this reason. Then why not use the same infrastructure for cars!!!

  8. I don't share your pessimism. People are not going to 'get used' to waiting over an hour to charge their cars. I would hate my car for that reason only, no matter how fancy and what special features it has. Next, have you tried accelerating 1-100 km/h in 9 seconds? Nobody needs this and all you would do is draw the attention of traffic police. This is simply a dead argument. Next, cars on pressurised natural gas have been around since the fifties with very few accidents in the last few decennia. I think there is more chance drowning in your bathtub. So the ONLY problem is providing Hydrogen pumps in gas stations. Yes that may take a while, but it is an obvious choice. Battery electric cars like you say have their momentum, and it will pass soon enough.

  9. Hydrogen will need trillions of $ in subsidies to ever become competitive with battery EVs.

    Put aside pollution for now. The inefficiencies inherent in producing hydrogen, along with compressing and transporting hydrogen to where it's needed will always have leave hydrogen with a 5x price tag over simple electricity. Imagine, hydrogen has such a low power to volume ratio that you must spend 1/5 of the energy available in a given quantity just to compress it tightly enough to get the range and refill times promised.

    Then we need to talk about infrastructure… A single hydrogen fueling pump costs between $1 and $2 million to install and requires a permitting time of between 1 and 2 years. Since the bulk of EV charging occurs at home overnight, you will need an order of magnitude more hydrogen stations than you will high voltage DC charge stations, (superchargers). Again compare that with a battery EV which can plug in anywhere a 120v or 240v outlet exists and be fully charged every time you get in negating the need to ever waste time going somewhere to fuel. The low cost to install lvl 2 powered chargers makes it reasonable that places like malls or even workplaces will install them as a perk for customers or workers. It's cheap enough that even a typical homeowner could hire it done or even do it themselves with basic electrical knowledgeable and should they feel comfortable enough to do so.

    Finally, batteries continue to improve by leaps and bounds. This drives their costs down while increasing range and decreasing recharge times. Already the next wave of EV's is promising 100s of miles or multiple hours of driving (however you want to look at it) in just 10 minutes of charge time. Yes, it's not 5 minutes and it never will be, however, what it will be is 1/10th the price. If you gave the average consumer the choice of refueling in 5 minutes for $80 or recharging in 10 minutes for $8 I would wager almost all of them will chose the $8 option…

  10. I guess there won´t be a single solution for mobility in the next 30 years.
    It will be a combination of traditional combustion engines, hybrids and electric cars with battery or fuel cells.

  11. you dont think the toyota is the future..?
    well your wrong dude. battery cars need energy to run.
    If every person in the US had an electric car ONLY.
    we would experience roaming blackouts and electric prices would SKYROCKET.
    So, explain to me how deep you really thought into that statement,
    go back to boston

  12. rather than wait for a filling station to come to you, portable hydrogen production units are now available for your home. So instead of plugging into your home electricity supply (you'll still need electricity to convert the water to hydrogen of course – but if you've got solar panels then you're basically not plugged into the grid at all), you're just using your home's water supply

  13. FC/EV’s are happening. Because it’s the only clean technology that works as well as internal combustion engines for ships, semi trailer trucks, military vehicles and passenger cars. Even UAV’s and airplanes can run on fuel cells.

  14. Correct me if i'm wrong, but to my understanding, Hydrogen fuel cell engines have a far higher energy density than Lithium Batteries. If this is true, then there's actually future in Military Vehicles and Airplanes powered by electric engines.

  15. 6:30 what? You didn't get it… The point of hydrogen car is you don't need to charge/fuel them at home.. you don't have gasoline station on your garden either

  16. I know there are batteries in the car, but can the fuel cell directly transmit power to motion and keep the excess energy in the battery? Seems like slightly less efficient to charge the batteries and then power the motors from the battery.

  17. I'm a little confused. At the start of the video you say you will explain why you don't think hydrogen cars will be the cars of the future, but then you never address this point again. You say why they are a little expensive now, but that a simple factor of supply and demand, as was electric charge points just a few years ago, so it's not that. So why is it you believe hydrogen fuel cells won't be the way of the future?

  18. I don't yet own this car but its already saving me money, to the tune of nearly $1500 a year. I have an SUV. By saving, let me explain. The prospect of future technology to replace petroleum fuel, sends the oil companies shaking in their boots. What if your lively hood depended on something no one wants anymore? There is projected research that shows we will require less petroleum within several years. To the point where there will be too much oil being "produced". The reason is, electric cars are better on energy consumption. That's not important but it saves you and I money. These are the cars we will be buying in the very near future. Slowly but for sure. Certainly, the fuel cell car is better than the electric car(we'll see this in the near future). Nevertheless, whichever is better, it will take over the gasoline automobile. And here is where I am saving money. The oil companies now want to start selling more and more gasoline, while there is still good profit from it. The more of them competing to sell more means the prices will continue to decline. In 2007, you could find gas at $4 per gallon. Now, $2 per gallon.

  19. They should have a container that the water goes into rather than leaving the exhaust then you can take the container out when it's full use the water on you're plants and put the container back in 😉

  20. The articles misses the big picture. Most countries do not support an electrical grid that can have every home charging an EV. It's a niche that loses scalability as it sells more, not to mention the world supply of Cobolt is 60% sourced from the Congo and limits mass Lithium Battery implementation as cobolt is $40/lb and going up not down.

    The big picture is the Hydrogen Power combined with Renewable power Generation (Wind Solar and Hydro). These produce power in spurts (Sun is shining wind is blowing, Reservoirs full) and often have power discarded as the grid cannot store excess. Here's where Hydrogen comes in, the power companies will all be converting the excess power to Hydrogen via electrolosys, and store if for future use backwards into the powergrid during peak times using fuell cells. China in 2018 had 150GWh excess, which could power 17 million cars, all into the garbage due to no storage. Now take some of that free stored excess Hydrogen and store, tanker, pipeline it to a gas pump, and you get the point. Or have off peak grid do electrolosys at the gas station, and you save on transport. Now multiply by millions of cars, and it's 1/3 the cost of gasoline to fill up with Hydrogen over unleaded. That's the big picture. No capital expenditures on the power grid, no substation increase or transformers added. No large battery to landfill. Lastly, it costs 1/3 the cost to build a hydrogen train vs Diesel, so its happening in trains. It weights 236 times less to have liquid hydrogen tanks on a UAV vs a battery, so in all air travel and drones Hydrogen weight to energy ratio is so big its the only solution. And in commercial trucks and buses, the lighter weight and quick refulling times keeps these vehicles running the same as Diesel does with no change to the business models. EV buses have shorter up time, restrictive distances while Trucks don't want to lose 5,000 pounds of carry capacity to the huge battery they would need to carry. And with EV's cold and hot weather are terrible for the Lithium batteries, they explode in the heat and lose up to 42% of the charge in extreme cold. Thats why a parked EV loses power every day, running the Heater/AC to keep batteries safe using Vampire Drain in 3-5% or more of charge power day just to have it parked. Fuel Cells need expensive refuelling stations, and that takes economies of scale, but is a sustainable and workable solution for the masses. EV's a keeping them from faster realization and for that EV's in my opinion are the enemy to the Green society of the future. Gov't need to stop subsidizing them in favor of Fuel Cell.

  21. I don't know why your only reason for it not being the future is the infrastructure. By definition the future isn't viable right now. Hydrogen fuel cells are fundamentally a better option than electric which is fundamentally flawed for so many reasons.

  22. Toyota should fire the people responsible for the Mirai. Who likes going to a fueling station. I want to get an electric car so I can charge at home and skip the fueling station.

  23. البحث باليوم وساعه والاسبوع لايعمل اضغط باليوم يبحث كل الوقت الى يوتيوب مع التحيه

  24. I am currently driving a used Nissan Leaf electric car. It fost me about $7,500. It takes me less than 1 minute to charge the battery. Yes the car charges from a 120 outlet while I am sleeping. Great video!

  25. Great video and not so accurate conclusion. Yes sure not in near term but if you are really talking future, then those issues mentioned won't be a issue.

  26. Hydrogen requires people to invest in a complex Engine that needs repair while everyone else drives a TESLA with no complex anything.

  27. Hydrogen cars are not the future and electric cars are better in many ways and will improve over time they would have to work hard on hydrogen cars to be worth it

  28. too bad is really not 0 emission since if you look at how hydrogen to gas these ugly cars is made you will know and if you come with well teslas are not 0 emission also because of how power companies produce electricity yes some do but you can make your own power with solar panels and you can't produce hydrogen at home can you

  29. Standard EVs were available long before "clean diesel"… but the consumerism model needed to squeeze the juice out of "conventional" car sales before finally making the inevitable move to ev.. equally hfc vehicles are the logical future transport both practically and environmentally… the current ev system will never be practical.. the whole point of having a car is to go where you want/need, when you want/need.. if that means stopping at a services for an hour and a half to charge up the batteries every so often or before you set off, you'd be better off on public transport (bus/train)… the consumerism model is now pissing away valuable resources on charging stations and infrastructure for what is already an impractical and failing mode of transport, like they did with diesel cars, instead of just jumping ahead and building the hydrogen fuel cell infrastructure.. yes its expensive right now.. but then, so is your average Tesla… eventually economies of scale will bring down the cost of both the car and the fuel.. but instead the ordinary public is gonna get screwed over for another 20-30 years wasting money on Teslas and then get shortchanged on them when the switch is finally made to hydrogen fuel cell.. all this will of course make all the right people and companies a shed load of money…

  30. They're def the future. We just can't concentrate hydrogen very efficiently yet. Also we alrdy have an electric grid so normal EV have that advantage.

    9 seconds tho? Damn…

  31. Given the grave forecasts coming from the science community fuel needs to be made artificially more expensive and quickly, innovation such as this would follow very quickly as would the infrastructure.

  32. I bought this car. 13 hours first day to get gas. Infotainment glitchy. Blue toith doesnt work with my phine but it works on every other car. Vents fell apart. Seats hard. You need to rent cars all the time as they dont go far as no gas . Toyota gives you rebtal days only from a marai dealer but availability is an issue. Toyota has a policy to they tell you prevents them helping you. They wont show you the policy. No pets in the rebtal car. . ppsitive hydrogen yrcjnology is good. Back up canera lined set 28 inches from car…so you cant rely on them…i could gp on for ever. Try complaining to Toyota they dont take calls. But they have a vendor for that. Go fish.

  33. How can the Eisenhower Highway System function on just electric vehicals? At 1-2 hours to fully charge a tesla at 400v to go about 330 miles highway travel is limitied if not impractical.

    I put in 900 miles a day on holiday travel in my car, as I don't have access to train or bus travel, and I won't use air travel as prices going up at holiday time just irks me. If we don't expand buses and trains then Americans will be less mobile with an electric car future.

  34. You say "I think they're probably not the future" but you only point out why they're impractical in the present. It's not rocket science to install hydrogen tanks at existing gas stations. It's like someone 100 yrs ago saying the automobile is "probably not the future" because there were no gas stations whereas you could water your horse anywhere.

  35. Hydrogen has 2.8 times the energy density of gasoline (by weight), which is about 8 times the energy density of Lithium Ion batteries. By volume, it's about half the energy density of gas, but energy density by weight is what matters for transportation since most of the energy is consumed during acceleration.

    As Hydrogen production benefits from larger economies of scale and more renewable energy implementation, it will only get cheaper. Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology will eventually make long-range electric aircraft feasible.

  36. Didn't realize that hydrogen powered cars use a battery…so the dependence on batteries isn't avoided. Maybe if the battery ends up being not much larger than a typical car battery, then I'll be convinced. I'm still excited to see this tech grow.

  37. Look back at the turn of the 20th century where petrol cars were in he infancy, gas stations where rare and far apart. For me I tow a boat and battery electric will not work for me. I believe the future will be h2 due to the lack of lithium and the fact they loose efficiency after a few years.

  38. Hydrogen powered cars are the future. Batteries are very toxic. Where batteries elements are mined and where they are dumped become toxic wastelands. Unlike batteries that constantly lost power even when not used, hydrogen can be stored and transported easily. Refilling of hydrogen is faster than charging a battery. For now batteries have the upper hand but eventually hydrogen will take over.

  39. The future will be a balance of battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell cars.
    There isn't the material to do either alone on the scale required to meet the demands.

  40. Buy a Model 3, is cheaper and faster than the Mirai, you can plug the car at home and use solar panels at home if you want.

  41. Here in the Philippines we used to have a water fuel car. the water is converted to hydrogen and goes to the gasoline engine. few filipino convert their cars to save money when the fuel prices are high. try to search Daniel Dingel water car.

    So why not make water fuel hydrogen electric cars, I think its more practical because insted of building hydrogen filling stations. I recomend use sea water or tap water to fill up the car and automacally converts water to hydrogen to power hydrogen electric car.

  42. In theory, hydrogen refueling could be done anywhere, including at home. Most of us remember in intermediate school Chemistry class we made Hydrogen and Oxygen simply by putting two electrodes in a beaker of water. It should be relatively simple to make and sell a kit that will create Hydrogen from tap water, capture the Hydrogen, compress it to some necessary pressure, store the compressed Hydrogen in a tank, and connect the tank to your car at your convenience. (Reference: https://www.thoughtco.com/how-to-make-hydrogen-gas-608261).

    The devil is in the details, of course. Your home refueling kit would need to meet some pretty stringent safety standards before the kit was licensed for sale, but again ("in theory"), this could be done entirely at home, with virtually zero carbon footprint, by powering your Hydrogen generating station, and it's associated pressurizing pump, with solar panels.

    In short, if the fuel cell technology has been created that really works well, and it appears that it has already taken place, we could have Hydrogen fuel cell powered cars virtually everywhere as soon as we really want them.

  43. So the only drawback is that we dont have enough of those cars (so they are pricy) and fuelling stations (there is not enough demand).

    If I were to do this video I would draw more attention to that fact. To refrase, hydrogen car is the future at least before anything better comes around. The fact that countries are moving so slow to adopt that standard (including the problem of lack of infrastructure) is criminal neglegence to say the least. No official should say another word about global warming before the standard petrol car is changed to fuel cell one.

  44. I find it strange that you never mention how inefficient the production of hydrogen is. With the energy needed to for your tank, with an BEV you could have driven 2 to 3 times further then with the FCEV

  45. Wait, you guys complain about paying $80 for fuel? Try living in Europe! Petrol here is ridiculously expensive.

  46. It will be good when they find a way to sheild the engine and fuel compartment because in a crash that car is a hydrogen bomb on wheels

  47. well, imo it all comes down to real estate. In US and other countries where you can get your own garage and own charging port, it'd make more sense to develop into electric cars. In countries with smaller real estates where you can't get to charging outlet at home, it makes more sense to have hydrogen cars.

  48. A car that basically runs on water?
    No emissions?
    No pollution?
    No more global warming?
    Water comes out the exhaust?

    HELL YEAH 👍👍👍👍

  49. It should have a larger battery pack with a range of about 40 miles, with this capacity you'll probably only need to refuel once a month.

  50. Another thing btw, if everyone in LA got a Hyundai Nexo for example it would actually clean the air while they´re drivig around, a battery EV won't do that.

  51. Just look at the Bay Area. There are about a dozen stations, and the majority of them are empty or offline. No one is going to drive 30 min to 1 hour, one way with traffic to refuel, even if Toyota gives you $15K of free fuel.

  52. $80 to fill up!!! – Here in NZ it costs $130 to fill my RS4 Audi. I reckon these are a more practical solution than a pure electric car. Assuming infrastructure can be built, which shouldn't be harder than building petrol stations, these would be popular here in NZ.

  53. I think that hydrogen powered vehicles would have more future than electric ones also even bigger vehicles like lorry trucks can run this system. All automotive industry by governments all over world are forced to develop electric cars but I think there is another side of it not all electricity is made in eco friendly mode so car don’t produce carbon monoxide but provider of electricity does

  54. So there is only one problem and that's hydrogen availability other than this it's quite good and extravagant isn't it but don't you worry there will be more fueling center's compared currently and there will be abundant production of hydrogen through almost all the possible ways like reforming methane and biohydrogen through fermentation technology industrially and I hope that will help us. Have good day michal and thank you

  55. Im sure there will be a future for Hydrogen cars but the Electrification of Autos is happening so rapidly that its just making owning a FCV not sensible enough. Tesla Supercharging can get you miles within 5-25 mins depending on your needs. A lot of EV owners charge at home either at a 110 or 220/240 volt plug and wake up with enough or more than enough battery for your daily needs. In addition, EVs have so much fewer moving parts its just ridiculous.

  56. other than the fact that once it mixes with air it doesnt just catch on fire it has a chemical reaction that goes boom big time

  57. I believe if they use a cheaper method to harness the hydrogen that this in the end would be healthier alternative than batteries and the battery acid that comes with it and the mines for resources

  58. using solar power to save this energy for later may be the best way to do so because in the end hydrogen is just a different form of a battery just more precaution like maybe a layer around the hydrogen of pure oxygen to lower the probability of an explosion when a crash does occur the hydrogen would mostly go straight back to water either way o2 and hydrogen are both very dangerous in their separate states

  59. In my opinion battery powered vehicles are useless in winter. Even now gasoline cars are the best vehicles for winter(I know the starting problem but come on we just need a jump start). Hydrogen has the same characteristics of a gasoline car so I'm going to bet that hydrogen cars are the future(Mirai) in the long run. Also you have to consider battery waste. Whatever, its just my opinion.

  60. You make excellent reviews, but would you please mind to metricfy the units? (at least on some subtitles). Because, you know, the whole rest of the world just don't speak imperial units…

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