Question: Why does hydrogen fuel cost so much?
Answer: Currently most hydrogen fuel is produced from oil tying the price to that of oil. Although hydrogen can be produced in other ways this is the most common and most other methods of production (such as using electricity to produce hydrogen from water) aren’t an efficient use of energy. Hydrogen is also difficult and dangerous to store as it is highly explosive. This makes bringing it to market for the end user more expensive. Since hydrogen fuel isn’t very commonly used there is also an economy of scale factor working against it. Essentially since hydrogen fuel isn’t in demand the supply isn’t as high resulting in higher prices per unit of fuel.
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