The next generation of hydrogen cars to debut at 2018 Winter Olympics

hyundaiHyundai announced today it will unveil its next generation of hydrogen-fueled cars at the Winter #Olympics in South Korea’s Alpine City in February 2018.

With a gaggle of reporters expected to be there, Hyundai hopes to capitalize on the free publicity and show off its second-generation hydrogen car.

Hyundai was the first automaker to mass produce a hydrogen-fueled car and promises their second generation vehicles will have even more features.

The car company is not alone. Tokyo, which is the host of the 2020 Olympics, will also be showcasing the power of hydrogen by creating an all-hydrogen powered village.

A car that runs on water. Sort of.

Hydrogen is not a plentiful gas like methane, but it’s locked inside every drop of water on the planet. With an estimated 249 miles (400 kilometers) on a single charge, the hydrogen-powered car handily beats electric vehicles (EVs) for distance and power.

Moreover, hydrogen emits only water vapor and oxygen upon combustion and are much easier on the #Environment. The traditional way to extract hydrogen is electrolysis, which breaks apart the hydrogen-oxygen bonds in water.

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    Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t water vapour a 100x more powerful greenhouse gas compared to Co2. Sure there is the water cycle to take care of things but overall there would be more humidity if you put enough hydrogen cars on the road resulting in global warming.

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      Thomas Richard


      As water vapor builds up it changes to clouds and into rain. So while it makes up the bulk of what keeps us warm, in the end it equalizes itself.

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    I’d only have to drive 900 miles for a fill-up, as long as it was from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday, and I called ahead for an appointment.

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