Picture a couple of semitrucks hauling cargo down a highway. Do you see clouds of black smoke left in their wake?

No, you don’t. These trucks are powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The only waste product is water.

Hydrogen fuel cell motors are powered by hydrogen to create electricity for cars and trucks. Unlike solely electric vehicles, which can take eight hours to charge a sedan, hydrogen fuel cell motors can be refueled as quickly as a regular gasoline vehicles and drive for just as long.

Rod Borup is co-director of the Million Mile Fuel Cell Truck and Los Alamos National Laboratory’s program manager for fuel cells and vehicle technology.

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