At some point some of the politicians will clue in that hydrogen:
-can be made 100% under own country control
-has widespread industrial applications to reduce carbon or at least the illusionary math of negative carbon
-as it currently exists already beats the actual use issues around other EV (charging times...)
-Toyota has spent billions making this actually exist in vehicle form (rather than "future invention will make this work") and the newer model isn't even hideous looking
Biggest flaw is no government is stepping up to get the real infrastructure in place and/or seed the conditions to make it viable for Toyota to bring this forward all on their own. California pilot project needs more hydrogen plants and filling stations... let alone any place trying to do it beyond the pilot scale.
Here is the trouble the mfgs are all onboard with ICE now due to regulations. They are not going to dump billions of dollars in investments even if you vote people out.
Yes all this is bs and the time to fight this was 10 years ago.
I agree with CoreyG
I have also learned (from Australian gearheads) that while some stuff is rare or never really came to North America there are many instances of something being in production in some form in Malyasia and such for years.