With the growing traction in the UK and global hydrogen business, the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has produced a short film to highlight the range of compelling benefits hydrogen fuel cell vehicles offer.
The film sets out how the vehicles can help tackle air pollution, provide a comparable range and performance to combustion engine vehicles and, unlike their electric counterparts, require no recharging.
Ultimately, the BCGA aims to broaden the debate on green transport, with Chief Executive Doug Thornton commenting, “Current discussions about green transport tend to centre around hybrid and battery electric options, with hydrogen-powered vehicles largely under the radar.”
“However, the substantial benefits associated with hydrogen vehicles in areas including air quality, competitive performance and convenience are starting to become increasingly recognised in the UK.”
“They have a realistic driving range in excess of 400 miles, which is a major benefit for drivers looking to make longer journeys using alternative-fuel vehicles,” he continued. “The refuelling process is also very similar to traditional petrol and diesel engines at the pump, with no need for recharging points and infrastructure.”
“Crucially, they also release no Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) and particulates, which is a problem associated with diesel cars. This means they can have a significant, positive impact on air quality, particularly in towns and cities, and help address the health issues associated with air pollution.”