• Question: what do you think the cars on the furture will run on

    Asked by chaza to Akram, David, Gill, Jack, laurenceharwood on 16 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by monkey24, mimilamoo.
    • Photo: Laurence Harwood

      Laurence Harwood answered on 16 Mar 2012:


      Hydrogen – it burns to give water and is made by electrolysing water. Simples!

    • Photo: Jack Snape

      Jack Snape answered on 16 Mar 2012:


      Personally, I think rechargeable batteries … but we need to design better batteries that don’t use rare materials. Hydrogen could work to though 🙂

    • Photo: Akram Alomainy

      Akram Alomainy answered on 16 Mar 2012:


      I second Laurence and I put my bet on Hydrogen cells and I came across this very clever advertising by Mercedes for their newest car 😀
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIGzpi9lCck

    • Photo: Gill Menzies

      Gill Menzies answered on 18 Mar 2012:


      Well, they can’t continue to run of fossil fuels – they won’t be affordable for ever, or available (the two things are linked). There are future solutions but they’re not fully developed yet – hydrogen and battery power are two options being developed currently.

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