Why ads?
Popular at
  • 10 Best SUVs Under $25,000
  • 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000
  • The 40 MPG Cars of 2014
  • 10 Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs

Now You Know: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles in 100 Words

By Editors on February 7, 2008 4:54 PM
Share this article

A hydrogen fuel cell is a device that produces electricity by creating a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen. In fuel cell vehicles, this electricity is used to power what is essentially an electric car. One of the major benefits of fuel cell power is that the only by-products from the reaction are heat and water. Fuel cell production costs and infrastructure concerns (hydrogen production and refueling stations) are some of the hurdles to be overcome, but automakers are spending millions with the hopes of making pollution-free fuel cell vehicles a market-viable reality as soon as the next decade.

Share this article
See if you qualify for
Cash Back
on a new