But the article by Jean-Louis Santini doesn't go into a lot of details and doesn't speak to anyone else who sees this lengthy timeline. Instead, Jerry Hinkle, the president of the National Hydrogen Association, is quoted as saying that hydrogen has the potential to be "a universal source of energy" and that fuel cells are the technology that shows the most short-term promise. Still, the headline of the piece is that "Hydrogen cars century away, expert says." Not even the DOE is as pessimistic as the Texas attorney. This seems to be a case of the headline getting in the way of the story.