I personally would like to see the automotive industry move towards fuel cells. One reason is I honestly don't think the planet has enough natural resources to put a large battery on every single car on the road. With a fuel cell vehicle you can get away with a relatively small battery to act as a buffer between the fuel stack and your powertrain.
We also have thousands of gas stations already in place across the nation. All of that infrastructure is already in place and could be upgraded to pump hydrogen.
Hydrogen is the most abundant element in our universe. Sure, most hydrogen is produced via fossil fuels today but could be produced via renewable energy sources in the future.
And a fuel cell vehicle can be refueled in a few minutes versus a battery electric vehicle. Sure, solid state batteries are going to improve upon the required charging time but again, that whole limited natural resources thing...
I'm not going to sit here and pretend I don't enjoy the convenience of fossil fuels but we've got to make a change or start sterilizing every baby born on this planet. For what it's worth, University of Michigan just produced a study to calculate how many mpg a gasoline car would need to achieve to produce fewer carbon emissions than an electric car. It's an interesting, quick read. https://blog.caranddriver.com/not-ze...ly-by-country/