Best in brief: Fuelling the cars of tomorrow

Discusses the advantages fuel cells could give over the combustion engine, and reasons why a move to fuel-cell technology in the car market through market forces is unlikely (cost and worries about reliability, lack of infrastructure).

Best in Brief

McKinsey Quarterly: Fuelling the cars of tomorrow

Lance A. EaleyandGlenn A. Mercer

Fuel cells have a number of advantages over the combustion engine. In converting hydrogen and air into electricity and water, they are clean at the exhaust...