Hydrogen bus

A hydrogen bus in London

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Switching to hydrogen trucks, buses and cars in the UK would require about 2000 more wind turbines around the country’s coast than if battery-powered vehicles were prioritised, a new analysis suggests.

Battery electric vehicles are already the leading technology for shifting away from fossil fuel cars in the UK, with a record-breaking 108,000 sold last year.

Yet there is still a debate over how best to decarbonise heavy duty vehicles, with hydrogen mooted as the answer by some firms. This week, the UK government provided millions of pounds of funding …