Cars that move only release water through their exhaust, which can have an approximate range of 600 kilometers and only take five minutes to refuel. They exist, although it seems a lie. It is about vehicles that run on hydrogen fuel cell. They can be the transportation revolution in a few years. At least that’s what the hydrogen association of Spain aspires to (AeH2), in which there are companies such as Abengoa, Toyota, Naturgy, Enagas or Hyundai. The latter sold in September the first car in Spain that uses this fuel. It is the Nexo, a car that costs 70,000 euros. AeH2 estimates that in 2030 there will be 140,000 cars circulating in Spain that use this fuel.
«Hydrogen is a long-term strategy. Only water and electricity are needed to produce it. It is clean both when manufactured and when used, «says Javier Brey, president of AeH2. «They are electric cars, but they do not carry a battery, but a hydrogen battery,» he explains. These vehicles could be of great help to meet the emission reduction targets that were set last week by the European Union for 2030. By that date, new vehicles will have to emit 35% less polluting gases than in 2021.
According to the European Commission, hydrogen vehicles are less polluting than electric vehicles. «Countries like Germany allocate 140 million euros a year to develop this energy. The State of California, for example, allocates 20 million euros a year to install hydrogenerators that cost between 500,000 and one million euros to make them «.