Originally Posted by TeeSter
As for RIGHT ON THE VEHICLE
Hydrogen is a storage MEDIUM.... not an energy source.... not until I can find it lying around instead of having to MAKE it! If I can find it already there, THEN I can use it as a fuel, until then it can just be used to store energy produced by another way. It can be a very efficient way to store that energy but still isn't a source of it.
Thanks Tim for your explanation. I had figured something similar, but could not put the words to it. You did it for me.
Hydrogen is another quote-unquote "battery". One needs an external energy source to "charge" it. If that energy source comes from oil, then nothing has really been gained, from an energy independence and CO2-reducing perspective.