Will the vehicles of the future be powered by electricity or hydrogen?

The Globe and Mail interviewed Walter Merida, director of the Clean Energy Research Centre at UBC, for a story on battery-electric and hydrogen-powered cars.

“It’s not really a competition – they’ll both co-exist, and there will also be plug-in hydrogen hybrids. Battery-electric vehicles are better for an urban environment where you have time to recharge and fuel-cell electric vehicles are better-suited for long range and heavy duty,” said Merida.