The offices of the California Fuel Cell Partnership (an organization promoting fuel-cells, and thus, hydrogen to a large extent) have now installed a curbside charging station. An electric charging station, now one of many thousands across the country. What’s that about living well being the best revenge?
Anyone in logistics can see that hydrogen is a losing game- doesn’t matter what dice you roll. But let’s put aside the issues of trafficking and infrastructure for now. Every hypothetical fuel-cell vehicle will also have a substantial battery pack. Thus, FCVs will never truly outpace BEVs- at a minimum, fuel-cell demand will pull battery demand right behind it. This is not due to subsidies, or backroom dealings; it’s what we’re also seeing in chargers for laptops and other gadgets. Now, add the infrastructure issues, the installed base, and crossover potentials- battery technologies will not lose. At the very worst, batteries might tie.