I’m not sure I like all these battery haters.
Battery tecnology has come in leaps and bounds over the last few years, in the 80s phones looked like this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DynaTAC8000X.jpg and could hold a call for 60 minutes at most. These days you can get all manner of battery powered electrical devices that do arguably more work and last way longer, at the same time way smaller aswell.
I’ve always liked the idea of filling up a car with nothing but pure electricity.
There is future in batteries yet.
And anyway the whole hydrogen thing may sound all great and futuristic but the hard part is not getting the fuel cell to work. The hardest part is getting the hydrogen and putting it in the car.
I’d also like to add, Hydrogen cars need to be filled with hydrogen, can you imagen the cost of having hydrogen pumps placed in convienient places. Charging with electricity is way more conveinient for everyone on the national grid, and at the moment is a way more likely future, the limited range will improve.