Report: Fuel Cell Vehicles Could Be Commercially Viable By 2014

Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCVs) flaunt zero emissions, making them a fine alternative to petrol-based vehicles. Up until now, the only impediment to adopting the technology has been availability; but a handful of key automakers are looking to make that issue a thing of the past by ensuring the commercial availability of FCVs worldwide as early as 2014.

According to recent findings made by Pike Research, key automakers Daimler AG, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota will be endeavoring to bring light duty FCVs to the market by mid-decade. Support from such prolific automakers should also prove potent in encouraging gas companies and governments to focus on incorporating more and more hydrogen fuel stations across their respective countries in order to ensure that such sites are as prolific and widespread as conventional petrol fuel stations.

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As 2014 rapidly approaches, automakers and researches are looking into analyzing the current state of fuel cell technology and its commercialization in light, medium and heavy vehicles, all in an effort to work toward a fleet of zero emissions vehicles occupying roadways.