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While worrying for a range of reasons, the fact is that the story is really a bit misleading. Certainly there has been an explosion, but like the story linked later in the piece, there is no indication of the cause, so it could be anything.

Additionally, the graphic used to show why electricity and battery storage is a more efficient solution than hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, is laughably simplistic and shows heavy bias towards EV technology. It would look very different if the power source for electricity was a coal-fired power station, and included power transmission lines and even included a charging station, rather than a sun, a solar panel and a mystical transfer of energy to the car's battery.

Even allowing for the limited infrastructure of hydrogen fueled vehicles, there are not a whole lot of news reports of explosions, as this implies. And while it is true that hydrogen is flammable if not correctly handled, the same is certainly true of petrol - and we didn't abandon that as a fuel, even though some drilling platforms, refineries, transportation methods, retail stations and even cars powered by petrol have burst into flames over the years.

A bit of perspective might be in order here, perhaps.
 
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