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While both battery-electric and green hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are clean and emission-free technologies, there are differences in range, cost and suitability in certain climates.
In hot countries, like in Southeast Asia, the extra energy requirements for providing cooling with air conditioning on buses will impact the performance of buses running on electricity.
Singapore aims to phase out petrol and diesel-powered vehicles by 2040 and will not allow diesel cars and taxis to be registered from 2025.
"Hydrogen could be a real solution for Singapore. Hydrogen development is going to happen at pace. We’re ready for any and all of it. We have hundreds of talented engineers to navigate us through it", says Leonardo Paoli, an International Energy Agency (IEA) energy technology analyst.
Source: Channel News Asia