The National Hydrogen Association
is meeting in San Antonio, Texas this week and the hurdles in the way of hydrogen cars
will be a big topic of discussion. BMW
, General Motors
, DaimlerChrysler and Volkswagen
are all displaying some of their hydrogen
powered vehicles at the conference. From the car-makers perspective, the biggest problem they have to overcome is storing hydrogen in the vehicle.
Solid state storage is one area that many researchers are working on while others like BMW are testing insulated tanks that would keep hydrogen in a liquid state. BMW vice president of clean technology Frank Ochmann thinks that it will be 2025 before hydrogen cars are common.
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