Elon Musk says hydrogen storage is useless. Do you agree?

Much has been said about hydrogen and green hydrogen as viable alternatives to fossil fuels. At a somewhat controversial summit, Elon Musk said the technology for storing hydrogen energy is useless.

This is not the first time Tesla’s CEO has been skeptical about hydrogen.


The Financial Times Summit, "Future of the Car," held from 9-12. May, was the gateway to several statements we have come to know. Elon Musk couldn’t help but notice it, and he also shared opinions that might not have been unanimous.

I can’t stress this enough - how many times I’ve been asked about hydrogen, it can be ... it’s well over 100, maybe 200 times.

Elon Musk said in his speech.

The storage of hydrogen energy is considered useless by the CEO of Tesla. According to CNBC, Elon Musk explained his opposition to hydrogen storage because it requires larger tanks to use. This is because the deposits required for the storage of the element must be larger than the deposits required for the storage of electrical energy, for example.

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While this is controversial, this is not the first time Elon Musk has been skeptical about hydrogen. In fact, in 2020, he said fuel cells are like "stupid sales" and that hydrocarbons and electrolysis are not natural. He believes fossil fuels are still a problem in the decomposition of hydrocarbons, and electrolysis is not as efficient as claimed.

If, on the one hand, Elon Musk is opposed to hydrogen, on the other hand, energy agencies are quite optimistic about him. For example, the International Energy Agency states that it is quite diverse and, thanks to its wide range of applications, serves various industries, such as transport and industry.

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