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The Global Energy Prize annually honors outstanding achievements in energy research and technology from around the world that are helping address the world’s various and pressing energy challenges.

Expert: hydrogen cars will not become serious competitors to electric cars

The main problem with the hydrogen cars is the cost of the vehicle and maintenance costs.
According to the Global Energy Prize laureate Khali Amine, hydrogen-fuel cars will not become serious competitors to electric cars for economic reasons.
“In my opinion, if we are talking about personal vehicles, then hydrogen fuel cells, will never enter the sphere of its production. Currently they have much more weaknesses compare to electric vehicles, including the cost of energy generated. Each kilowatt-hour will cost about five times more by using a hydrogen machine compared to conventional lithium batteries”, said the expert in his interview with TASS.
Amine has also pointed out,  today hydrogen storage technologies have reached a very high level of development. "In addition, manufacturers are not afraid of any serious problems with the hydrogen related to the safety. The refueling process itself takes time less than a minute,” the scientist said.


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