That’s according to Ford’s leading engineer on hydrogen cars in this Bloomberg interview.
In his rather gloomy assessment of the state of the market for hydrogen-powered cars Ford’s Greg Frenette told Bloomberg:
“I have not seen a viable, affordable plan to convert an economy to hydrogen. It could well take until 2030.”
This issue has been recognised by the EU, which last month backed proposals for a Europe-wide filling station network for hydrogen-powered vehicles, as reported here on Greenbang.
There’s also loads of research going on at various UK universities around hydrogen-powered cars. Birmingham University recently bought a fleet of five hydrogen cars, which will make use of the ‘Midlands Hydrogen Ring’ network of refuelling stations backed by the British Hydrogen Forum.