It would appear that every time an EV or FC announcement comes out, however positive it is for the environment, people will jump in and criticise the other.
After yesterdays great news from Toyota:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29459999 stating that the Fuel Cell Sedan will be available next year, I find the same comments shouting how electric vehicles are just better.
I don't think people understand the difference?
The E in FCEV stands for Electric
These vehicles are electric vehicles, with the added bonus of a fuel cell which I suppose acts as a range extender (as it takes the hydrogen gas and keeps the battery charges with electricity)
This gives the added bonus to an Electric vehicle as it will now go around 400 miles and refuel in under five minutes.
In addition the hydrogen used can be generated using excess wind power (which is usually turned down by the grid) and water using a process called water electrolysis, which ITM Power specialise in.
The hydrogen generated is clean enough to use straight into the FCEV, and when it is used in the car, emits only water vapour. This means it is a closed cycle, utilising the renewables we already have installed.