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The potential for hydrogen-powered cars

We examine the pros and cons of hydrogen-powered cars and ask if they will ever catch on.

We examine the pros and cons of hydrogen-powered cars and ask if they will ever catch on. Hugo Spowers, chief executive of hydrogen car start-up Riversimple, explains why his firm believes in the technology. We talk to Mike Petch, technical director of engineering firm Johnson Matthey, which runs a fuel cell development centre. Saurabh Tembhurne of the Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne describes pioneering solar technology with which hydrogen is produced without causing pollution. And Patricia Monahan, science and engineering specialist on the California Energy Commission, discusses why California leads the way in the US in providing hydrogen fuel stations. Also in the programme, the controversial Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is hoping to be an active participant in India's ambitious 5G expansion plan, as Jay Chen, chief executive of Huawei India, explains. Plus our reporter in Spain examines the growing women's golf sector in the country.

(Picture: Prototype hydrogen fuel cell car at Riversimple. Picture credit: BBC.)

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