Hydrogen Cars

By: Sehr Hameed

What Is Hydrogen?

Hydrogen is a resource is found all around the world. It is a chemical substance, the chemical symbol for Hydrogen is H. It has the atomic mass of one and is known to be the lightest element in the periodic table.

Hydrogen Fuel Production Process

When water separates into hydrogen and oxygen it's called Electrolysis. When these two elements are separated they are in the stage called electrolyze. Electrolyzes can be small, appliance-size equipment. This is the process of creating hydrogen.

Comparison Between Hydrogen And Other Fuels.

Some ways that hydrogen and other fuels are similar are that they can be used to fuel something. Also that they both fuels can be used safely if their physical, chemical, and thermal properties are understood. Also they both have been used for a very long time.

Advantages of The Hydrogen Car

Hydrogen fuel is very safe! How you say, well first of all hydrogen cars are eco-friendly. It converts the chemical energy that’s in the hydrogen energy to mechanical energy. Hydrogen as a fuel that is clean and safe, and also can be obtained from multiple sources for a very long time. Energy Security is one of the biggest benefits of using hydrogen car.

Disadvantages of The Hydrogen Car

The hydrogen car sounds all luxurious and all, but there are some disadvantages to it. Like it is very expensive to pressurize the gas. Also when driving it is hard to go a reasonable distance, and it causes toxic waste. So it has some up's and down's.

Consumer Demands On Hydrogen Cars

Hydrogen will be popular... one day, but for now due to its high costs compared to gasoline, it won't be a high command for now. Also the prices are to high for most people. With the world filled up with gas cars and huge gas businesses, the switch almost seems impossible. No one feels the need to switch to a expensive hydrogen car when they can get a regular priced gas car.

How The Hydrogen Car Works

Hydrogen vehicles run on hydrogen gas. The gas is stored in a compressed state in high-pressure tanks, located either in the trunk or under the floor of the vehicle. While the hydrogen gas is very flammable, it is not burned. Instead, the gas is passed through a fuel cell stack that mixes the pure hydrogen with atmospheric oxygen to generate electric current. The electricity is then used to power one or more electric motors driving the wheels.