Asked by: Dede Schute
asked in category: General Last Updated: 26th March, 2020

Can I make my car run on hydrogen?

Yes, quite easily. Internal combustion engines can be modified to run on hydrogen gas. Actually, you could simply add hydrogen to a car's air intake, and it will run, but it wouldn't be good for an engine that wasn't designed for it.

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In this regard, can a car be converted to run on hydrogen?

There are two types of hydrogen engines. A hydrogen fuel cell engine and a hydrogen internal combustion engine. Say you have a petrol vehicle and convert it to run on hydrogen, your vehicle will still be able to run on petrol.

Also, why do we not use hydrogen as a fuel in cars? Hydrogen-burning cars are inefficient (because they rely on combustion engines, which are always inefficient, regardless of fuel), so they would cost a fair bit of money to operate. That would amount to the cost of wind or solar power used to generate the hydrogen.

Hereof, how much does it cost to convert a car to hydrogen?

Hydrogen fuel prices range from $12.85 to more than $16 per kilogram (kg), but the most common price is $13.99 per kg (equivalent on a price per energy basis to $5.60 per gallon of gasoline), which translates to an operating cost of $0.21 per mile.

Can we use hydrogen as fuel?

Hydrogen fuel is a zero-emission fuel burned with oxygen. It can be used in fuel cells or internal combustion engines . It has begun to be used in commercial fuel cell vehicles such as passenger cars, and has been used in fuel cell buses for many years. It is also used as a fuel for spacecraft propulsion.

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