«They said it was impossible so we did it!»
Zero’s Marius Bornstein and Bjørnar Kruse are sun bathing by the Mediterranean after a 2260 kilometers long drive. After five days of travel they finally rolled up in Monte Carlo. They had managed to drive from Oslo to the Mediterranean without a support vehicle or extra fuel supplies.
A fuel cell driven hydrogen car is basically an electric car in which fuel cells convert hydrogen into electricity. In essence, one could say that the car comes with its own electricity-producing power plant. Yet, the best part is that the only thing coming out of the exhaust is pure water! In Norway, Hydrogen-powered cars are also eligible for the same user-incentives as electric cars. Hence they are exempt from normal car tax and road tolls, can use public transport lanes, and be parked free of charge in public car parks.
Few countries can boast of more hydrogen filling stations than Norway. For this reason South Korean giant corporation Hyundai have actually chosen Oslo as a test arena for its hydrogen projects.