I dont think much money is needed. Most people I speak to who ask about my car usually come up with the "of course, hydrogen is the future" phrase so the vast majority already seem to to think this is true and ev's are a betamax distraction.Bearing in mind there's a wide range of fuel efficiency for ICE vehicles which would be used a justification for hydrogen, and given the vested interests of the oil companies, sadly I think a lot of money will be spent trying to persuade the public that hydrogen is the future.
I don't think it will take much resistance. You can't buy a FCEV very easily today and they're expensive.Giving the government a network or pumps where they can add 80% tax is a disaster. Everyone must resist this inefficient expensive technology.
Its amazing what a few milliion dollars will buy. Paid bloggers, politicans, brietbart....And it is still set up to be touted as the fuel of the future. Likely to get big industry backing from the Merchants of Doubt crew, water vapour is the only emission, the Japanese are crazy for it and it was on Top Gear.
Meanwhile, we're all vegans driving wallet cripplingly expensive milk floats that can't do 600 miles in one go and it takes 4 hours to "refuel" and we kill blind people and deaf old ladies because they can't hear us coming.
As @donald has previously pointed out, this is the price without any duty. This is somewhere around 45% of the total price per litre for Petrol, but of course it depends on how they tax H2 of course.Autocar bigging up the Clarity they're running as a daily driver.
Then we spotted a figure in the Mirai brochure stating that a tankful equates ‘roughly’ to 60 litres of conventional fuel capacity. That means 4.7kg of consumed hydrogen equates roughly to 56.4 litres, or 10.3 gallons. It gives you a range of 270 miles, thus in ‘petrol equivalent’ the Mirai returns 26.2mpg. Not impressive, if it matters.So, 90% cheaper to run an ICE and 26.2 mpg - THE FUTURE IS HERE!
We think a more interesting gauge of the Mirai’s efficiency is to measure fuel cost per mile and compare it with, say, a 40mpg petrol car. Hydrogen costs £9.99 per kilo, so our 4.7kg fill-up costs £47, give or take. Over 270 miles, that’s 5.74 miles per pound, or 17.4 pence per mile. Now consider a 40mpg petrol saloon fuelled at £1.20 per litre/£5.46 per gallon. Over 270 miles it would use 8.1 gallons, which costs £44.20 or 16.3p per mile, near enough.
Ergo, running a similarly sized petrol car costs roughly 90% of what we’re paying to run the Mirai.It seems a steal given that this is still very much an experimental car.