30 Mar '17, 4pm

via @DesignNews

via @DesignNews

Hydrogen fuel cells are essentially incapable of addressing the large-scale environmental challenges of automotive transportation and will never catch up with batteries as an alternative fuel source, Tesla Inc.'s top engineer told attendees at Advanced Design & Manufacturing conference in Cleveland this week. Tesla CTO JB Straubel: “I think we will see the remaining automotive companies – the holdouts focusing on fuel cells – shift more toward (battery) EVs over time.” (Source: Design News) JB Straubel, chief technology officer for Tesla, said that fuel cell technology has “intractable” infrastructure problems that will prevent it from ever serving as a major automotive fuel source, despite the advantages it offers in terms of long driving ranges and quick recharge times. “It’s a technology that’s always three to five years away,” Straubel told a standing room-only crowd o...

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