Electric Vehicle: Fuel Cells or Batteries?

  • Mohd Fuad Ibrahim
  • Ahmad Fadzil Ismail
  • Kamarul Hisyam Osman @ Othman
Keywords: Battery, Electric Vehicle, Fossil Fuel, Fuel Cells


It will take millions of years to produce fossil fuels and existing stock is consumed relatively quicker than that. Electric vehicles (EVs) are the human race's best chance to replace internal combustion engines (ICE). There are two most popular technologies in EV which are battery electric vehicles (BEV) and fuel cells electric vehicles (FCEV). BEV and FCEV are basically almost the same where BEV must be charged to stored electrical power and the electrical power will run the motor. However, FCEV uses hydrogen to power its electrical motor. BEV and FCEV have their own advantages and disadvantages, although BEV has a slightly higher advantage edge where electrical generation to power BEV is already in place compared to FCEV where we are in the phase to figure it out the cheapest and the most environmentally friendly method to produce hydrogen.


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How to Cite
Ibrahim, M. F., Ismail, A. F., & Osman @ Othman, K. H. (2022). Electric Vehicle: Fuel Cells or Batteries?. Selangor Science & Technology Review (SeSTeR), 5(5), 78-88. Retrieved from https://sester.journals.unisel.edu.my/ojs/index.php/sester/article/view/254