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'Goldilocks' thinking to cut cost of fuel cells in electric vehicles

February 21, 2019

Electric vehicles running on fuel cells tout zero emissions and higher efficiency, but expensive platinum is holding them back from entering a larger market. A new method increases fuel cell electrode activity at least tenfold, using 90 percent less metal. Full Story

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