As an energy carrier, green hydrogen can make a considerable contribution to making transport sustainable. A significant advantage is that when driving, no harmful substances are emitted, such as CO2 or nitrogen (NOx). Furthermore, the operating range is much greater than with electric cars on batteries. Finally, it is quiet and safe to drive on hydrogen. In crash tests, hydrogen cars score the highest.
In fact, driving on green hydrogen is simply another form of electric driving. A fuel cell converts hydrogen into the electricity required to power the vehicle. Only water vapour is released with the conversion in the fuel cell. Another significant advantage is that electric passenger cars, lorries or buses running on hydrogen do not require expensive and environmentally harmful batteries. Currently, the city buses on Goeree-Overflakkee run on hydrogen.