Originally Posted by T3h_Ch33z_Muncha
I really don't see how. Fuel cells at the moment would mean we would need to generate more power by burning coal or oil in a power station instead of a car, which would then incur generation and transportation costs.
There's a bunch of methods being looked into for getting hydrogen. You don't have to get hydrogen burning coal or oil, think more creative. Algae is one of the newer looked at studies, using algae farms to produce hydrogen. You can also produce it some other ways, a few extremely well, but I'm not exactly sure how well.
There's other companies working on some similar solutions, I remember watching videos. The point being, this is a very realistic viable solution in the near future.
 It's also the hot talk for investing in R&D. If you want to go into fuel you want to go into hydrogen, don't dick around with OIL any more. It's going to go down eventually, leaving a lot of people angry. I think that's why the US car companies started making the electric. We need money, Europe wants a green planet, we export a green planet. It's just simple economics.Edited by mushroomboy - 2/13/11 at 1:30am