While showing off my Tesla Model 3 at a car show last week, somebody told me that they’d been told that EVs were passe, that hydrogen was the up-and-coming power source. I just laughed, and explained several reasons that hydrogen’s a non-starter. Two obvious ones include the lack of distribution, and the fact that it takes as much energy to split the water into hydrogen as you get back when you re-combine them.

Just a few days later, this article crossed my virtual desk, explaining how badly Toyota, the leading hydrogen contender, was failing at it. Sic transit gloria mundi Toyota, with emphasis on the "transit" part.