Where Does Hydrogen For Cars Come From (How’s it Produced)?

Pipelines in Alaska, from Kevin Abbott of FreeImages.com

Hydrogen is all around us, but exactly how (and why) it ends up in a highly-pressurised form at a hydrogen fuelling station – which can be pumped into a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle’s (or FCEV’s) storage tank – is an interesting story: one which we explore here. The basic problem of ‘extracting’/isolating hydrogen Hydrogen is the … Read more

How Exactly Do Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars Work?

Bottom half of LA Times fuel-cell car diagram, showing just the fuel-cell component

As I mentioned in my ‘How Exactly Do Electric Cars Work?’ article, many of us have grown up around gasoline-powered cars with an internal combustion engine, so we’re familiar with how they work. However how green cars work is sometimes seen as a mystery, especially hydrogen cars (because people will have used electric-powered devices many … Read more

How Exactly Do Electric Cars Work?

A diagram showing the interaction between the pedal, controller, motor and battery work within EVs (electric cars).

Since we have all grown up around gasoline-powered cars, the general way that they work (i.e. gasoline is burnt in an internal combustion engine, which provides the necessary power to drive the vehicle forward) is fairly well understood. However electric cars are much newer and less mainstream, and so we wanted to take an in-depth … Read more

Green Car Fuelling Cost Breakdown: Is There a Best Type to Run?

Running costs breakdown from the EPA, fueleconomy.gov

As you’re no doubt aware, there’s multiple types of green car: traditional hybrids, EVs (electric cars), plug-in hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell cars. The technology (and infrastructure) powering green cars is progressing all the time, but are they a match financially for standard gasoline autos? This article will find out. Type of Car: Recap This … Read more

What Secret Cars are the ‘Tech Challengers’ (Google, Apple etc) Working on?

An actual Waymo car, from Waymo.com

For the past few years, there’s been more and more rumours that some of the big tech firms are working on self-driving cars, which will predominantly be plug-in electrics. Some companies – such as Apple and Dyson – have only given limited information about their programmes. Others – like Google – are fairly open about … Read more