The prototypes for hydrogen fueled cars are already being seen. But…
This direction for vehicles is not going to be the direction that manufacturers go. Hydrogen will get a lot of support for the next 15 years before it starts to lose its support and resources. By 2030, hydrogen fueled cars will be a novelty and not seen often.
Electric cars are the future – especially in the U.S. This is the technology that will be supported and pursued by the public and by manufacturers. So, if you’re a hydrogen fuel fan, go ahead and buy one if they ever come out at all, but plan on putting it on display or parking it when the technology although touted, falls way short of what Madison Avenue says.
By 2030, 1/3 to 1/2 the new cars on the roads will be electric and electric hybrids. Since this is only 17 years away, expect gasoline powered vehicles to still be around (1/2 to 2/3rds.) Why will they still be around? Because the economy will be such that most people won’t be able afford to buy new vehicles.
As the decade of the 2030’s closes, the economy will get better. Before then, though, I see a slow decline for the economy.
Whether the future has good times or bad, the most important time for doing something helpful is Now.