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Why buy electric: should I wait to buy a hydrogen car?

With the move to all-electric vehicles, some of us have questioned why Peugeot haven’t moved to hydrogen powered cars as a realistic alternative.

What are hydrogen powered cars?

Hydrogen cars take hydrogen from a standard filling station (measured by the kilogram) and through some clever trickery, power the vehicle with electricity. The only emission produced from this process is H2O (water) making it extremely safe for the environment.

Haven’t hydrogen cars been around for years?

The concept (much like electric vehicles) has been tested and developed for years. In fact when he was governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger insisted on driving a hydrogen powered Hummer.

Why isn’t everyone driving hydrogen vehicles?

The reason hydrogen powered vehicles have not been put on sale as prolifically as all-electric variants is simply down to cost. The vehicle costs more to manufacture and the fuel is not readily available, making it comparatively expensive to “fill-up”. Hydrogen cars often costs tens of thousands more to purchase and with only 11 filling stations across the UK, it is not an easy task to run your vehicle on a daily basis.

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Won’t the infrastructure improve over the next few years?

Certainly. Whilst hydrogen-powered vehicles may well be the future, n the UK at least, this is unlikely to be any time soon. Changing infrastructure is a long and expensive process and the UK government is focussing on electric vehicle charging points above all currently.

Will hydrogen powered vehicles come down in price?

These vehicles are likely to come down in price as the fuel is more readily available and customer uptake increases. This will likely reduce the overall cost of hydrogen, making running costs more affordable.

Would you suggest I buy a hydrogen powered vehicle?

Not yet. In fact Peugeot only sell one hydrogen powered vehicle: The Peugeot e-Expert Hydrogen. It is currently available in France (and soon in Germany). The van can cover 400 miles per fill-up and produces zero emissions. When this model finally comes to the UK, it would be suitable for businesses in the city with a local filling station to the customer’s home or business.

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What is the future of hydrogen powered vehicles?

With the extreme popularity of all-electric vehicles and the UK government’s push for zero emissions, both all-electric and hydrogen powered vehicles are likely to be filling our roads. However hydrogen is many years away from being a reality for daily driving (if ever). All-electric vehicles are capable of achieving extremely long ranges and charging an electric vehicle is becoming fast, more convenient and more cost effective.  Whilst hydrogen powered vehicles may be in our future, the reality is, the technology and infrastructure is just not ready yet.

What electric models are available to buy today?

Peugeot offer a range of electric and hybrid models. Learn more about them below

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e-208
RANGE: 217 MILES

30 MINUTES TO 80% CHARGE

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e-2008 SUV
RANGE: 206 MILES

30 MINUTES TO 80% CHARGE

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e-RIFTER
RANGE: 172 MILES

30 MINUTES TO 80% CHARGE

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e-TRAVELLER
RANGE: 148 MILES

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e-PARTNER VAN
RANGE: 171 MILES

30 MINUTES TO 80% CHARGE

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e-EXPERT VAN
RANGE: 205 MILES

30 MINUTES TO 80% CHARGE

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e-BOXER VAN
RANGE: 139 MILES

60 MINUTES TO 80% CHARGE

PEUGEOT HYBRID VEHICLES

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NEW 308 HYBRID
ELECTRIC RANGE: 37 MILES

FROM 25 G/KM OF CO2

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NEW 308 SW
ELECTRIC RANGE: 37 MILES

FROM 25 G/KM OF CO2

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508 HYBRID
ELECTRIC RANGE: 39 MILES

29-38 G/KM OF CO2

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508 SW HYBRID
ELECTRIC RANGE: 39 MILES

30-38 G/KM OF CO2

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3008 HYBRID SUV
ELECTRIC RANGE: 40 MILES

29-41 G/KM OF CO2

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508 PSE HYBRID
0-62MPH: 5.2 SECONDS

46 G/KM OF CO2

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508 SW PSE HYBRID
0-62MPH: 5.2 SECONDS

46 G/KM OF CO2

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Aldershot, Hampshire GU12 4DD
Phone: 01252 939 307

Monday08:30 - 17:00
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