Are hydrogen cars better than electric cars?

yes.All negative comments here drop under the table that:

  • It makes no sense to tow half a ton of battery a day 5 km to work or to the supermarket and back (just as an example).
  • Charging times (i.e. converted in time) cost the economy a lot of money.

A car that loads (including drivers waiting for it) cannot fulfill its purpose and also consumes a parking space.

  • The production of a battery already consumes as much energy as a diesel can drive 20,000 km – the extraction of raw materials and disposal or
  • Battery recycling not included every 5-8J!

  • In Germany alone, we need 2.5 million tons of lithium for our cars, but the current production volume worldwide is about 300,000 tons.
  • And this is not arbitrarily expandable wg of the very limited deposits. And half of it belongs to China.

  • The charging infrastructure is a mammoth project.
  • For example, all underground car parks in D must be torn up in order to lay strong trom lines. We need new Oberland lines, intermediate storage, switchovers, charging stations, etc. Switching the existing filling station infrastructure to H2 is far less complex. An existing filling station can be converted for just under 鈧?1 million.

  • If everyone uses an electric car during the day, we would need up to 5 times the energy currently available in Germany at peak charging times in the evening.
  • Sure, you can provide a part through private solar cells and decentralized storage, but we would still have to double the number of power plants in D to have enough power when everyone hangs your cars on the cable after work.

  • The creation of cobalt & lithium is possible in only a handful of regions worldwide and is associated with child labour and significant environmental degradation.
  • In South America, entire regions are already drying out salt lakes because lithium production consumes tons of scarce groundwater. The residents are deprived of their livelihoods.

  • The efficiency of H2 as an energy source may be slightly lower than batteries, but we have enough renewable energy sources to compensate for this completely CO2-neutral.
  • The following study by the VDI/VDE from 2019 even states that most of the energy demand of FCEV (Fuelcell cars) can be met by excess energy, and the resulting CO2 emissions are 9 times lower: https://www.vde.com/resource/blo… (https://www.vde.com/resource/blo…)

    • Batteries as an energy source also have a number of other drawbacks.

    Everyone who often puts their smartphone in the hot car, or who goes skiing with a mobile phone in winter, knows this. And we can forget the cuddly seat heaters right away. If you drive in winter, you won’t hear as much music.

    Hydrogen is currently the only energy source that makes sense for the economy & the environment.We could switch to H2 very quickly if our politicians accepted the whole truth. We should not put the billions into charging infrastructure, but into sustainable energy production in order to produce H2 as CO2-neutral as possible. The intermediate storage of energy in batteries is far from CO2-neutral when looking at the TOTAL value chain.

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