Hydrogen cars are the cars of the future. Most people can’t wait to lay their hands on a hydrogen car, so that you don’t need to buy petrol or diesel for your vehicle. Just like all the benefits of getting a hydrogen car, there are a number of disadvantages and dangers of having a hydrogen car. Here are some of the disadvantages and danger of a hydrogen car.
It can be a great way of new transport by having a hydrogen car, but the first and biggest danger of hydrogen cars is the fact that we don’t have the right techniques of storing hydrogen correctly and safely.
Hydrogen needs to be extracted in a compressed liquid form.
You can store hydrogen in tanks safely, but if the hydrogen gets into the environment, then there can be many dangers and risks involved. We need to have the right and safest way of storing hydrogen so that there can’t be any threats to the environment. If we are finding the right way of storing hydrogen, then the hydrogen car will be even more sufficient and economical to persons and to the environment.
It ignites more easily than petrol
The hydrogen car might be more sufficient and economical than the traditional diesel or petrol car, but something that not many people know is the fact that hydrogen ignites even more easily than petrol. This means that there are even higher risks of car fires when you drive a hydrogen car than a petrol or diesel car. More safety measurements must be taken when driving a hydrogen car. The car is too expensive to let it burn down, because of the hydrogen that it uses as fuel.
Hydrogen flames nearly invisible
Another great disadvantage and danger are the fact that hydrogen flames are nearly invisible and hard to put fires of hydrogen out. This is because we can’t see fires that are burning of hydrogen before it is really too late.
With the fact that the hydrogen flames are nearly invisible, we won’t be able to see that there is unsafe gas in the car. Especially, in a close car. You can’t smell hydrogen gas that is coming from the hydrogen flames. And, even if the fumes aren’t deadly, you will have the risks of getting not enough oxygen into your body.
The risk of frostbite
When our skin comes in contact with liquid hydrogen, we have the risk of getting frostbite. This can be a serious injury to your skin. You can get frostbite because of the fact that hydrogen gets stored in very extreme negative temperatures. Hydrogen must be extremely compressed and the only of storing it, is to store it in extremely cold temperatures.
There are so many of us who can’t wait to drive new technology. The hydrogen car. However,, just as there are so many benefits of the hydrogen car, there are also lots of disadvantages and dangers that are unknown to most of us. You should be aware of all the dangers and risks that are involved in driving the new hydrogen cars.