Nubo wrote:So who is going to buy a hydrogen car, when the plan is for 100 fueling stations in the entire state of CA, 10 years from now?
Maybe some; maybe none. But what if the '100 fueling stations' metric is wrong?
Nubo wrote: ... (some) EVs may (currently) have a range issue. But, they by and large are fueled at home, which is far and away more convenient even than the many THOUSANDS of gasoline stations in the state.
A hydrogen car can't be fueled at home. OR at a gasoline station. You have to travel to one of a select few H2 dispensiaries.
This isn't entirely correct even today, as there is equipment on the market now for producing, storing, and dispensing H2 at home in various quantities.
Consider a home with PV on the roof, a hydrolyzer and fuel cell in the back yard. The fuel cell is a combined heat and power unit for the house and possibly EV. The hydrolyzer and/or storage can feed the car. This type of system is in use in Japan, and has been in operation in New Jersey since 2006.http://hydrogenhouseproject.org/articles.html
Here's one supplier that covers the range from household H2 generation/storage for portable devices (Hydrofill
) through the portable, vehicle, and stationary markets:http://www.horizonfuelcell.com/edit..fixed links