fuel cell trucks

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image depicting the Three Monkeys metaphor as they gaze upon a rusting bus mounted on blocks, labeled "H2", in an abandoned lot.

EU Spent €1.2 Billion On Hydrogen Transportation, Asked For More To Compete With Batteries

Recently the EU’s Joint Research Centre released an assessment of efforts related to hydrogen for transportation. In it, they make the remarkable statement that fuel cell vehicles can’t compete with battery-electric vehicles and then ask for more money to help fuel cell vehicles keep going. “Both FCEVs and FCEBs face … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image created features a hydrogen-powered delivery van that appears abandoned and in disrepair, symbolizing the decline or stagnation of hydrogen technology in the transportation sector.

Hydrogen Van Firm ‘First Hydrogen’ Fated To Fail But What Questions Does It Raise?

In the annals of zero emission vehicle startups there are innumerable failures. The Canadian/UK firm First Hydrogen is inevitably going to be one of them. I write this article not to hasten their demise, but to ask a set of questions about how this type of thing gets funded, gets … [continued]

Diagram showing separate transactions for PPAs, RECs and commercial electricity by Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist, TFIE Strategy Inc., icons by ChatGPT & DALL-E

Hydrogen Advocates Including ICCT Don’t Understand PPAs, RECs, Wholesale & Retail Electricity

In the past week I’ve been involved in an odd conflict with researchers at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). I’ve been trying to explain to them why their costing of electricity for hydrogen manufacturing makes absolutely no sense, and I haven’t been able to get through to them. … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image representing the uneven scale analogy, symbolizing the controversy over hydrogen and electric trucking costs.

ICCT Insists That Big Thumb On The Scale Favoring Hydrogen For Trucking Is Appropriate

Recently the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) published a total cost of ownership report on trucking decarbonization which found that energy costs for battery electric trucks and green hydrogen fuel cell trucks would have almost identical energy costs per mile in 2050. Clearly there was a methodological issue, as … [continued]