BEV or FCEV? Which is the new Betamax?
If you're at a dinner party or on social media there are a few subjects which are guaranteed to get the conversation going, but not always in the most civil manner. Politics, religion and pineapple on pizza seem to be particularly incendiary topics.
But if you are going to be driving an electric car, you'll need to be prepared for another barrage of opinions. The most controversial is the battle between hydrogen and batteries. Should we be pursuing battery-powered electric cars at the expense of all other means of propulsion? Or is fuel cell technology a better way of moving to zero emissions?
Rather than express our own opinions, we thought it was best to let the experts explain and help you make up your own mind.
Representing hydrogen, we have David Rogers, an expert from Toyota. The company has been a champion of fuel cell technology and will happily sell you a Mirai, powered by hydrogen.
In the BEV corner we have Helen Perry from Nissan. The company pioneered mass market electric cars with the Leaf.