Electric Vehicles have seen a dramatic rise in popularity in this country, and would seem to be light years ahead of hydrogen vehicles which are yet to hit the road because of a lack of refueling infrastructure. However, some industry leaders, like Hyundai and Toyota believe hydrogen has a significant role to play in decarbonising the transport fleet. Meanwhile, in September the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment put out a green paper on the vision for hydrogen in this country.
Dr Richard Meade joins Kathryn Ryan to discuss the relative merits of rechargeable electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Dr Meade is Principal Economist at Cognitus Economic Insight, a Senior Research Fellow in Economics at Auckland University of Technology, and Vice President Auckland of the Law & Economics Association of New Zealand