Overall, hydrogen FCEVs are lower in total emissions than BEVs if green hydrogen is used. Fuel cells are 100% recyclable and renewable, whereas the lithium-ion batteries used in BEVs may present recycling challenges at the end of their lifespan.
Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe; it’s a plentiful and renewable source of energy.
A hydrogen FCEV typically has a range of over 500km from each tank, with new models in development that will reportedly have ranges up to 800km. This compares favourably with a typical BEV range of around 300km.
It takes just a few minutes to fully refuel a car’s hydrogen tank, compared to several hours to recharge a BEV.
The fuel cell stack in a FCEV lasts the lifespan of the car. Lithium-ion batteries have a lifespan of 10 to 20 years and range degrades over time.