UK Prepares for Hydrogen Explosion (Dull Eco Car News)

By Gary Cutlack on at

Electric cars haven't exactly been flying off the forecourts of dealers across the UK, and now there's another eco technology on the way to battle for the incredibly small low-carbon car market. Get ready for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, which the government expects to hit the market in 2014 or 2015.

To aid our possible transition to another car technology we don't really want, the government has teamed up with the gas and automotive industries and utility suppliers to launch a scheme it calls UKH2Mobility, which is looking into ways to make sure the country is prepared for the arrival of hydrogen-powered cars.

The current UKH2Mobility plan is to "evaluate the potential" for a hydrogen network in the UK, before putting together an action plan that would explain how a launch in 2014 or 2015 might work and who exactly might want to buy a more expensive car with limited fuelling options. [BIS]

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