NEWS | August 9, 2023
Compared to hydrogen-powered vehicles, electric cars are considered the more energy-efficient option. That could change soon.
Compared to hydrogen-powered vehicles, electric cars are considered the more energy-efficient option. That could change soon, as hydrogen technology for vehicle propulsion is catching up due to a Japanese invention.
The reason behind this is a fuel cell developed by a research team at Nagoya University. Its electrolyte membrane is six times more conductive than the conventional polymer electrolyte membrane (PEMEL) fuel cells. According to the online magazine Basic Thinking, this invention will make hydrogen-powered vehicles more efficient, safer, and longer-lasting.
In Japan, fuel cell-powered vehicles are much more popular than in Europe, where they have a niche existence. The invention by Japanese researchers could change this, making hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles more attractive as an alternative to internal combustion engines in Europe as well.
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