The Future of Energy and Mobility

  • William J. NuttallEmail author
  • Adetokunboh T. Bakenne


This chapter examines the potential role for hydrogen in future vehicles. The chapter opens with a look back at the history of the car before focussing on fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) as part of a wider family of electric vehicle technologies. Issues of safety, refuelling practicalities and technological innovation are considered. The chapter closes with consideration of the vehicle types most suitable for hydrogen-fuelled FCEV propulsion.



We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Professor Bartek Glowacki. All responsibility for errors or omissions rests with the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Engineering and InnovationThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK
  2. 2.School of Engineering and InnovationThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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