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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. Sophia Haussener of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne tells us about technology they are developing to create hydrogen fuel 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 Netflix has announced its results for the latest quarter, we hear from Brian Steinberg, senior tv editor for Variety.

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

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