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Behind the wheel of a hydrogen-powered car

It's a question I couldn't avoid as I drove across central England in a borrowed car powered by a hydrogen fuel cell.
The Hyundai ix35 was fast, eerily quiet - they've installed a little electronic jingle so you can tell when you've switched it on - and there was a reassuring 230 miles (370 km) left on the clock.
And best of all, I drove with the smug knowledge that when a vehicle is powered by hydrogen, the only exhaust product is water.
Quite a difference from my own 13-year-old, one-litre petrol engine: noisy, slow and undeniably dirty.
So why, I wondered, is this clean, green technology lagging far behind the hybrid and all-electric sectors?
The relatively small hydrogen market is dominated by the Asian giants: Toyota, Honda and Hyundai.

In early October in Tokyo amid great razzmatazz, Toyota unveiled its latest fuel cell Mirai saloon, which it hopes to launch in late 2020.
European brands including BMW and Audi are also fine-tuning their own hydrogen vehicles.

But this is a sector in which the upstart start-up can claim a modest place too.

Outside Llandrindod Wells, a small market town in central Wales, Riversimple aims to lease, not sell, its futuristic hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to a strictly local market.

They have just two cars on the road so far, with Numbers 3 and 4 under construction in Riversimple's meticulously clean production facility.
"The car's called the Rasa - as in tabula rasa, or clean slate," says the company's founder and chief executive, Hugo Spowers.

this is really fascinating however I wonder if the reintroduction if more h2I ubti the athn=nosuisogere wukk affect the water cycle in the local neighbourhoods. So while we reduce climate change we will be increasing water level through opercepertations and possible cause flooding. or could we take the hydrogen from saltwater water bodies.
I do see how this could be a big change in comparison to the vehicles we use today. But I can't help but wonder, just how much advantage does this really give and in comparison to cars run by electricity, which is a more conservative and realistic option?
The future of transportation is undeniable clean energy. Weather it is hydrogen powered cars or electrical cars is a question of performance and price. However, electrical cars are further down the line and are already on roads around the world. I also wonder how we will be increasing water level and cause flooding.

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