Hydrogen cars are trying to become the next big sustainable vehicle

While electric vehicles (EVs) are having a moment right now, there is an offshoot product that aims to replace the battery-powered EV: hydrogen cars. Unlike traditional electric vehicles, which draw electricity directly from a battery source, hydrogen cars mix hydrogen and oxygen in a fuel cell to produce electricity. Although not as widespread as battery electric cars, hydrogen cars (also called fuel cell electric vehicles or FCEVs) are starting to gain traction as a viable market option.

Honda is the latest automaker to play hydrogen in the United States, as the company recently announced it will introduce an FCEV next spring that will also feature battery backup. This makes Honda the first Japanese automaker to bring this kind of technology to the market, and other car brands are expected to follow suit. Both Honda and rival Toyota have “embraced hydrogen as an option to reduce emissions,” according to Bloomberg.

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