- Oct 30, 2013
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Methane cars are commonplace in Italy and enjoy lower costs per km because they polluted less. The cars are normal petrol driven cars with a simple conversion kit. The filling stations aren't as common as petrol stations in many areas but filling takes about 10 minutes. It would be interesting to know reason why methane engines didn't become popular in Britain.I think the main issue is the first one you mention - infrastructure. EVs could piggy back off the existing grid infrastructure. Hydrogen needed to have a nation wide network of fuelling stations built, with specific equipment. It could work for people running local fleets that come back to a depot to refuel (buses, trains, local delivery vehicles), but not for general public usage.