100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply

Over the first three quarters of 2017 over 214,600 plug-in electric vehicles were sold in Europe, a 39% increase from the same period in 2016. In September 2017 plug-in vehicles had reached 2.03% of the market share. The Renault Zoe was the most sold electric vehicle in Europe, followed by the BMW i3 EV/EREV.

Germany became the second largest market for plug-ins in Europe, with a 100% increase from 2016. Norway is in first, with plug-ins controlling 32% of the market share. In the first three quarters of 2017 plug-in sales reached 43,700. Norway is the third largest market for EVs, behind the US and China.

The Netherlands saw a 61% increase in fully electric passenger cars (BEVs) from 2016. The Tesla Model S and X were the best selling EVs in 2017. However, 2017 was the first time there was a decrease in the number of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) sold in the Netherlands, with a decrease of 1%. The largest markets for plug-ins in the EU are Norway, Germany, UK, France, Sweden, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

In the United States there was an estimated growth of 26%, with sales hitting almost 200,000 vehicles. The average market share is now a record 1.16%. Nearly 50% of plug-in sales are in California, and only 38% outside of the 10 states with zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) mandates. The most sold EVs in the US were the Tesla Model S and the Chevy Bolt EV.

Globally, there was a 57% increase in the number of plug-in vehicles, with 1.2 million being sold.