Hyundai Intrado Concept Video, First Look

Hyundai Intrado Concept Video, First Look
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The Hyundai Intrado concept car showcases the South Korean brand’s vision for future motoring with a carbon-fiber structure and hydrogen fuel cell. Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius Family May Gain Hydrogen Fuel Cell Model: Exec

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Toyota Prius Family May Gain Hydrogen Fuel Cell Model: Exec
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Toyota is committed to bringing its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to the U.S. market by 2015 and when it does there’s a chance that car will be a member of the Prius family. Continue Reading...

Toyota FCV Concept Points to Hydrogen-Powered Future

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Toyota FCV Concept Points to Hydrogen-Powered Future
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After more than a century the internal-combustion engine still reigns supreme as the world’s go-to powerplant for vehicular propulsion. Of course electrics have started to chip away at that dominance but they really haven’t had all that much success. When it comes to alternative technologies will fuel cells fare any better? Well, maybe if Toyota… Continue Reading...

Elon Musk Sounds off on Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Elon Musk Sounds off on Hydrogen Fuel Cells
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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is rapidly becoming a new Bob Lutz for the 21st century. The savvy South African is not afraid to share his opinion on a variety of topics and is at times refreshingly blunt. Continue Reading...

2015 Toyota Prius to Get 55 MPG, Wireless Charging

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2015 Toyota Prius to Get 55 MPG, Wireless Charging
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Toyota pulled back the covers today at its Hybrid World Tour event in Michigan, giving a small glimpse of advanced fuel-saving technologies currently in development. Continue Reading...

Toyota to Debut Production Fuel Cell Vehicle at 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

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Toyota to Debut Production Fuel Cell Vehicle at 2013 Tokyo Motor Show
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Toyota’s hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle will make its debut at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show prior to going on sale as a 2015 model later next year. Continue Reading...

Toyota Expands BMW Partnership to Develop Hydrogen Fuel-Cells

Toyota Expands BMW Partnership to Develop Hydrogen Fuel-Cells
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Toyota is deepening its partnership with BMW by agreeing to supply the German automaker with hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell technology. The companies first partnered in December of last year with BMW supplying Toyota with small diesel engines for the European market in exchange for Toyota’s lithium-ion hybrid systems and research.  Continue Reading...

EPA vs CAFE: The Two Sides of Fuel Economy Numbers

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EPA vs CAFE: The Two Sides of Fuel Economy Numbers
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  Fuel economy numbers are more important now than ever before, as gas prices continue to rise in North America. Recently Dodge came under criticism for announcing its upcoming Dart compact will get 40 mpg combined. An impressively high number, even a class-leading car like the Hyundai Elantra, which gets 40 mpg highway, only achieves… Continue Reading...

BMW And General Motors Partnering For Fuel Cell Technology

BMW And General Motors Partnering For Fuel Cell Technology
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According to Reuters, General Motors and BMW are jumping into bed over fuel cells. GM is already established as a leader in the technology, though they are staying tight-lipped about the partnership according to Autoblog. BMW told the site that they are “speaking about various future technologies.” Additionally, German business magazine, Wirtschafts Woche says according to an… Continue Reading...

Toyota FCV-R Concept Points to Production Fuel-Cell Vehicle: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

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Toyota FCV-R Concept Points to Production Fuel-Cell Vehicle: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show
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Fuel Cell Vehicles that run on electricity and emit nothing but water vapor may sound like a pipe dream, but Toyota is reconfirming its commitment to making them a reality by 2015 with the new FCV-R Concept. Unveiled today at the Tokyo Motor Show, the FCV-R (Fuel Cell Vehicle – Reality & Revolution) is a… Continue Reading...

Toyota EV, Fuel Cell Concepts Point to the Near-Future: Tokyo Motor Show Preview

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Toyota EV, Fuel Cell Concepts Point to the Near-Future: Tokyo Motor Show Preview
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Toyota has revealed three new concept cars that it will officially debut at the Tokyo Motor Show, giving an indication of its green-car plans for the next few years – and beyond. Up first is the FT-EV III (Future Toyota – Electric Vehicle III). Based on the iQ, it uses a lithium-ion battery and electric… Continue Reading...

Toyota Promises Fuel-Cell Vehicles on Sale by 2015

Toyota Promises Fuel-Cell Vehicles on Sale by 2015
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Japanese car firm Toyota is already a world leader in hybrid technology. Now it seems, Toyota wants to have a similar strangle hold of the fuel-cell market. According to vice-president of product planning and marketing for Toyota Europe, Alain Uyttenhoven, Toyota is planning on selling a few thousand fuel-cell vehicles starting in 2015. Sales are… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Tuscon iX Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Debuts

Hyundai Tuscon iX Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Debuts
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Hyundai has unveiled a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, dubbed the Tuscon iX FCEV, that will allow the automaker to explore another area of alternative fuel technology. With a total range of 403 miles (up from 230 previously), the Tuscon has some fairly good legs compared to the electric vehicles current marketed. Hyundai has also reduced… Continue Reading...

Obama Cuts Funding To Clean-Diesel, Fuel-Cell Vehicles

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Obama Cuts Funding To Clean-Diesel, Fuel-Cell Vehicles
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Last year, the Obama Administration heavily backed Detroit’s automakers with a big helping of government funding. The bail-out money that was partly provided to General Motors and Chrysler, was for these companies to develop and sell hybrids, plug-in hybrids and pure electric vehicles. The end result was the hardly amazing Chevrolet Volt. However, the Obama… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt 2009: Mercedes-Benz BlueZero E-Cell Plus Plug-in Introduced

Frankfurt 2009: Mercedes-Benz BlueZero E-Cell Plus Plug-in Introduced
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Mercedes-Benz introduced its BlueZero E-Cell Plus concept car at the Frankfurt Auto show. The plug-in electric Hybrid can travel up to 100km (62 miles) on electric power before the gasoline engine kicks in to recharge the lithium-ion batteries, enabling an extended range of 600km (373 miles). The engine is a turbocharged 1.0-liter 3-cylinder powerplant producing… Continue Reading...

Nissan Begins Testing Next-Gen Fuel-Cell X-Trail

Nissan Begins Testing Next-Gen Fuel-Cell X-Trail
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Nissan has just announced that they have begun testing second-generation fuel-cell technology. The new fuel-cell stack is fitted to a Nissan X-Train SUV. Nissan first announced their plans to explore a mode advanced fuel-cell technology in August of 2008. The new fuel cell is 25 percent smaller than the previous generation and provides 1.4 times… Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz blueZERO Concept Unveiled

Mercedes-Benz blueZERO Concept Unveiled
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Mercedes-Benz says it will develop three blueZero models, including an electric model, a hydrogen fuel-cell model and an extended range hybrid-electric model. Some of the versions will even begin production this year. Dr Thomas Weber, the man in charge of corporate research and development at Mercedes-Benz Cars says that, “From 2009, we will be producing… Continue Reading...