Miranda McLannahan | Bilal Fareed | Ko Minjae | Tamerlan Tautiyev | 2022

The Green Cars of the Future

Fad or the future: Hydrogen vs Electric


Climate change, while a natural phenomenon, is being accelerated by mankind. Carbon dioxide levels are 40% higher than they were before the industrial revolution. One large contributor to these emissions is the transportation industry, specifically commercial vehicles. Scientists have spent a considerable amount of time researching alternatives solutions to internal combustion engines. While this research is very valuable and useful, it loses its purpose when no firm conclusions are made. There is currently no universal scale of how to assess the pros and cons of replacements for internal combustion engines. Hence, in this paper rationale is used to create a system to weight the factors of the two fuel types with the most potential to replace internal combustion engines: hydrogen and electric.