Blog | Hydrogen is the New Diesel

As hydrogen technology begins to make inroads on an increasing number of electric vehicle and stationary power markets, the question is being asked, “Is hydrogen the new diesel?” Let’s take a look at this from a few different angles and see if we can better understand the question and come to an answer.

How is diesel used today – and why?

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), “most of the products we use are transported by trucks and trains with diesel engines, and most construction, farming, and military vehicles and equipment also have diesel engines.” Diesel fuel is also used in combustion generators that provide backup power to all manner of industrial facilities, large buildings, cell phone tower equipment, hospitals, and electric utilities.

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