The Future Is Now
ZEV, BEV, FCEV
Mikal Ann Byrd, Special Programs Manager
The future is now…or at least it is coming soon to a dealership near you!
FCEVs are sometimes referred to as hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Kenworth describes this future technology as combining “hydrogen gas and air to produce electricity, with water as the only emissions byproduct.” According to the Energy Information Administration, hydrogen fuel cells can be two to three times more efficient than an internal combustion engine. However, FCEVs present the classic “chicken or egg” conundrum: manufacturers don’t want to build FCEVs because there are no fueling stations and companies won’t commit to building fueling stations because there are no FCEVs.