Fuel Cell Vehicles

Hydrogen (H2) can be used in fuel cells to power electric motors.

  • It is an environmentally friendly fuel that has the potential to dramatically reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
  • Hydrogen produces no air pollutants or greenhouse gases when used in fuel cells.
  • Hydrogen contains much less energy than gasoline or diesel on a per-volume basis, so it is difficult to store enough hydrogen on board a vehicle to travel more than 200 miles.
  • Fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) are propelled by electric motors. Fuel cells on board the vehicle create electricity through a chemical process using hydrogen fuel and oxygen from the air.