The Fuel of the Future: Users

Pretty much anyone who drives a car can help the environment by converting to a hydrogen-powered vehicle.

Car manufacturers are already developing hydrogen-powered vehicles for the mass market. Toyota is already testing hydrogen-fueling stations. Meanwhile, even the notorious gas-guzzlers at Hummer have introduced a hydrogen concept car. While this car is not available for the public to buy yet, one is being driven by the current governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Hydrogen-powered vehicles are expected to be widely available to the public by 2010.

Hydrogen – Hybrids or Hydrogen Hybrids?
A “hybrid” car is one that uses two sources of energy instead of one. Usually, it combines an internal combustion system with a battery system. Gas-powered hybrids like the Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight are efficient solutions. They reduce emissions by using an electric engine at low speeds and when the car is idling. But they still use a gas engine at high speeds, and emit greenhouse gases. A hydrogen-powered car is a more effective solution because it only emits water. Hydrogen vehicles will most likely all be hybrids that use either a fuel cell or hydrogen-powered engine with batteries to store extra energy.
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