Video: Elon Musk Calls Fuel Cells BS, Hints At 3rd-Gen Tesla

When Elon Musk talks, people listen, and the electric car entrepreneur has never been afraid to speak his mind. At a recent Tesla conference in Germany, Elon Musk said that the hydrogen fuel cells many automakers are pouring billions of dollars into are “so bullshit.” No, please Elon, tell us how you really feel.

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Only 27 Hydrogen Stations Were Installed Last Year

Ask some automakers what the future of fuel is, and they’ll tell you hydrogen fuel cells offer the best hope for clean cars. That may be so, but the future is still very, very far away. Worldwide, only 27 hydrogen refueling stations were installed last year, possibly due to the rarity of fuel cell cars, and a lack of enthusiasm for the hydrogen economy that many once hoped for.

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Some Automakers are Bouncing Back to Fuel Cells Out of Frustration, Is This Wise?

History repeats itself: Frustration with the low volume of electric vehicle sales caused some automobile manufacturers to bet on fuel cell vehicles as they used to. Hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles have their benefits, such as the potential to achieve very long range per charge, and the ability to fill their hydrogen tanks quickly. But do we want to turn our backs on EVs so soon?

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