Too many issues with EV’s on battery power do car manufactures rethink the future of automotive. One of the major problems looming are power grids incapable to handle the load of a massive amount recharging cars at the same time. Grid operators ring the alarm bells as they fear overloaded cables and transformers.

The grid will go down as too many cars hang on the network at the same time. Power outages can compromise national safety and health. It is not possible to solve this conundrum with smart charging only because the electricity should be there when it’s needed. Smart charging means nothing else as delayed or low speed charging.

And there is more to it. Many spontaneously erupted fires occur as batteries fail on shortcuts.

Fire departments complain as they have to deal with fires extremely difficult to extinguish. An increasing number of parking lots are now closed for battery powered vehicles. As the fire hazard is to much a risk, they refuse access.

Further, we should not forget the environmental burden as planet earth is robbed from precious metals and people in third world countries mining these minerals suffer under barbarous circumstances. If you do not wanna exploit these people, than stay on fossil fuel or wait for hydrogen alternatives.

Talking about batteries, there is hardly any improvement as it comes to the endurance. In the near future, no dramatic development that betters the life span and mileage is not in sight.

The list of disadvantages as it comes to battery powered cars is seemingly endless. What to do as your EV is hacked and the battery deliberately over charged. Tesla loves it when you use the app to control your car. Uh… they control your car.

Everything that is connected to the internet incurs a certain risk. Stay in control; avoid connecting all your belongings to the internet.

Most of the battery EV’s are running on electricity that’s produced with dirty coal. In many parts of the world, wind and solar energy is not working as these resources are there when you don’t need them. And when you need it, the weather is calm for months and skies often overcast.

And maybe, maybe, battery cars have an image problem that could be bigger than you think. The king of the EV’s, Tesla, looks weird and cheap. A Tesla looks like the ruined body of a woman that delivered too many times. Except a few models, generally spoken, it is not a sexy car.

It certainly is no reflection of the money drivers paid for it. Tesla is far less robust as petrol cars in a comparable price range. The interior looks terribly cheap.

It is no surprise that the hydrogen car is back on the table as hydrogen fueled cars are making a comeback.

A number of manufacturers now lift off to enter the Hydrogen powered car era.

Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota are among the major firms now testing out hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles in their production lines to find out the most successful approach.

For years it was Tesla that set the tone. As the world is fighting climate change and traditional fuels will be banned, a number of car manufacturers are now considering switching to hydrogen FCEVs as the ultimate way forward.

So far there was resistance. Hydrogen is less efficient as around 55 percent of the hydrogen energy created through electrolysis is usable. In battery cars the efficacy is 70 to 80 percent. That doesn’t take away that hydrogen powered cars can be filled up in a few minutes. This instead of the hours it takes to recharge a battery. Don’t forget the better range. With a hydrogen car you can go on holiday. Try this with a battery powered vehicle. Countless and time consuming stops to reload the battery can spoil your well deserved journey.

Governments everywhere in the world began stimulating the implementation of hydrogen charging infrastructures. For distribution purposes, they consider the use of existing natural gas pipelines.

This all together triggers the move to hydrogen unexpectedly fast.

At the same time, scientists are working hard to improve the technology to convert water into hydrogen through electrolysis.

Hyundai recently announced that it intends to release hydrogen fuell versions of all it’s commercial vehicle’s. And Hyundai is not the only one.

Many major car manufacturer announce next-generation fuel-cell systems to be released within two years. Their aim is to produce a hydrogen FCEV at a competitive price not much higher as the current low end battery EV’s.