Will we ever see hydrogen cars?

The Car Doc discusses the future of fuel.

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Q. Gas is relatively cheap now, but I’m a realist and know that gas prices will eventually go up. My question is, do you think we will ever see hydrogen cars?

A. There are a couple of hydrogen cars (Hyundai, Toyota, and General Motors all have at least one model), but in my opinion, the refueling infrastructure remains a problem. Until there are more places to refuel, I believe it will limit the number of hydrogen vehicles we will see on the road. It was unusual just a few years ago to see an electric car on my commute. Now I see some every week. I believe this has to do with a growing number of charging stations.


John Paul, AAA Northeast’s Car Doctor, answers questions from drivers every week. He has 40+ years of experience in the automotive business and is an ASE certified master technician.

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