Motorist's attitudes toward hydrogen cars

A survey by the UK car servicing company, Servicing Stop, found that out of 1,100 motorists, 42% preferred hydrogen against 58% for “familiar” electrics.

More than two thirds of those surveyed would like to see more hydrogen refuelling stations.

Price seems to be a deterrent (a Toyota Mirai costs an estimated £66,000 for example). Approximately half think hydrogen cars are too expensive. And 38% were concerned about hydrogen’s explosiveness.

Given the amount of publicity and attention that “familiar” electric cars get, the prospect of hydrogen doesn’t seem to be faring too badly.