BMW has announced that it will begin producing hydrogen-fueled cars in 2020. It is consulting with Toyota, since this car-maker has been working on the production of hydrogen fueled models for the last two decades. Honda and Audi are also following the trend.
Car makers say that hydrogen has practical advantages over battery-powered cars thanks to speedy refueling and greater range. Even if batteries become more efficient, car makers believe that hydrogen is likelier to become the environmentally friendly power source for the cars of the future. Hydrogen filling stations are already being installed around California to cater for Toyota’s Mirai, which will soon be followed by the Honda Clarity.
Adhesive manufacturers supplying the automotive industry will need to introduce new innovations in order to keep up with the changing needs of the automotive industry, and this change in fuel source will doubtless affect the required specifications for automotive adhesives.