Everyone loves a good national celebration, and the lesser-known observances are no longer limited to the likes of Punxsutawney Phil and St. Patrick. No, nowadays, we love to celebrate EVERYTHING. Whether plastering childhood pictures on social media during National Sibling Day, downing a little a.m. sundae on National Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day or doing whatever it is people do on National Unicorn Day, there is a day to celebrate virtually everything.
So without further adieu, we’d like to recognize the upcoming National Hydrogen and Fuel-Cell Day. Appropriately celebrated on October 8th in honor of the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008amu), National Hydrogen and Fuel-Cell Day was created to raise awareness for clean energy technology, which is gaining traction worldwide as countries such as China, India and France make aggressive plans to advance zero-emission automotive technology through government mandates.
As we applaud the shift toward Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEVs), let’s take a moment to recognize the key players of this holiday and what they are doing to change the way people think about transportation. Hydrogen is the most abundant element on Earth, and hydrogen fuel can be made from many sources, including wind, solar and even garbage. Hydrogen fuel burns in the air, producing nothing but water vapor, making it one of the cleanest, non-polluting fuels available. With modern hydrogen fuel-cell technology, it can be used to power automobiles, homes and industries.
Hydrogen fuel-cells are also taking driving to a completely different level with their clean energy and long-range driving capabilities, comparable to current fossil fuel vehicles. Unlike Electric Vehicles (EVs), Fuel-Cell Vehicles (FCVs) have the capacity to travel upwards of 300 miles before refueling as the hydrogen itself powers the electric battery. Speaking of refueling, there is no need for an overnight charge with FCVs. Simply fill up at a hydrogen filling station in 3-5 minutes, much like current gasoline (petrol) stations. Hydrogen fuel-cells also tout reliability, durability and quiet operation. How’s that for impressive!
Ronn Motor Group, Inc. (RONN) is on the cutting-edge of hydrogen fuel-cell technology, developing a full-line range of zero-emission transportation platforms from automobiles, mini-buses, trucks and small fleet vehicles to future Hypercars. As the world changes and global conversations shift to the need for clean automotive options, RONN Motor Group is leading the way. Vehicles on the RONN platform will have the option for a hydrogen fuel-cell range extender maximizing the driving range to a staggering estimated 600+ miles!
Whether these technology advancements are completely new to you or you’re well versed in the push for a zero-emission future, hydrogen fuel-cells are changing the way people will power their lives. That alone makes them worth celebrating. After all, if spicy guacamole and ugly sweaters both get a day of recognition (separately of course), surely we can tip our hats to hydrogen and fuel-cells for their contribution to our lives, our planet and our health.