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Arguments against FCEVs (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles)

I've just encountered this interesting article on Clean Technica which presents a number of arguments against Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs).

First, it seems that companies are using natural gas to source hydrogen. That obviously goes against the principle of providing a 'green' vehicle in the first place, and negates it. This is what Julian Cox says on the issue:

There are no such environmental benefits attributable to hydrogen either now or in any foreseeable future economic reality. On the contrary, hydrogen is a gross threat to efforts to tackle emissions as a result of public policies based on a false environmental premise and by grossly misleading advertising combined with incentives targeting consumers most at risk of deception by messaging citing the alleviation of environmental concerns as a value proposition.

The Ford Motor Company says this:

“Currently, the most state-of-the-art procedure is a distributed [on-site] natural gas steam reforming process.…