It wasn't so long ago that the hydrogen was being hyped
as the miracle solution to the automobile carbon-emissions problem. Any hopes that President Obama would boost funding were quickly dashed
, however. On Friday, Guardian writer Bibi van der Zee
felt compelled to ask whether the current fixation with hybrid gas-electric vehicles has doomed a promising technology:
Has electric killed the hydrogen car? Have manufacturers looking for a green option decided that hydrogen is just too niche and that electricity is a better bet?
She goes on to review automakers' plans for future vehicle development, concluding that some hope remains for hydrogen, but it is definitely "on the sickbed." What's your take?
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