I drove a hydrogen fuel cell electric car. EVs make more sense.

My hands were starting to go numb, something that tends not to happen when I’m refueling my car in July.

As I pulled helplessly on the frozen nozzle connected to my loaner 2021 Toyota Mirai, I looked around the San Francisco Shell station, desperate for someone to magically melt the hydrogen pump off the car so I could get out of there. I was testing out the car for its performance, aesthetics, tech, and anything else, but I could already tell I would only be thinking about refueling.

I frantically read and re-read all the signage, noting the warning to

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