Hydrogen car sales almost doubled last year — after drivers were offered 50-65% discounts

Global demand for FCEVs rose by 82% due to aggressive discounts, says analyst, but numbers sold paled in comparison to electric cars.

Would you like a brand new $50,000 car for under $18,000 — with 100,000km of free fuel? Or a factory-fresh $60,000 saloon at half-price? What if those vehicles were powered by hydrogen? Would you still want one?

According to analyst IDTechEx, 2021 saw an 82% year-on-year increase in fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) sales. Global sales of Toyota’s Mirai rose from 1,770 vehicles in 2020 to 5,918 in 2021, while Hyundai’s Nexo saw demand grow from 6,781 in 2020 to 9,620 last year.….

(Source: https://www.rechargenews.com/energy-transition/hydrogen-car-sales-almost-doubled-last-year-after-drivers-were-offered-50-65-discounts/2-1-1168221