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Water in Your Tank 27'

Posted: 27 Jul 2001

Cars, and transport in general, account for more than 20 per cent of global emissions of carbon dioxide - and that proportion is growing rapidly. Cleaning up the internal combustion engine - or replacing it altogether - is now an urgent priority to combat climate change.

This film from Earth Report Series 5 looks into the cars of the future and asks why they are not widely available today. They look normal, but under the bonnet there is a remarkable technology - the fuel cell. It makes electricity from hydrogen and the only by-product is water. While all the world's big car manufacturers are working on hydrogen-powered cars, how quickly they can be introduced is still a matter of contentious debate between environmentalists, governments and the car industry.

This 30-minute film produced in 2001 forms part of Earth Report Series 5 and is available from:


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London NW1 4RZ


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