Why Hydrogen Cars Won't Be Blowing Up Anytime Soon
Hydrogen is an intriguing fuel source, but for now, it's not practical or cost-effective for most consumers.By Evan Thomas | May 28, 2016
Hydrogen isn't exactly scarce. It's the most common element in the universe, and we already know how to turn it into fuel. So if it's good enough for rockets, why isn't it good enough for our cars yet?
It's not a safety issue, despite what the Hindenburg disaster would lead you to believe.
Spokespeople for Toyota — which builds one of the only commercial hydrogen vehicles around — say the hydrogen cells are overbuilt to survive crashes and then some.