Hydrogen fuel cell cars have been the talk of the LA Auto Show and Audi has arguably the best looking one at the show. Continue Reading...
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Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are typically a California-only affair, but Toyota is looking to buck that trend. Continue Reading...
Toyota has moved one step further to launching what it hopes is the next big revolution in the auto industry, revealing the production version of its new Fuel Cell Vehicle. Continue Reading...
The U.S. Department of Energy is hoping $20 million will help kick start the country’s hydrogen infrastructure. Continue Reading...
Toyota is pushing forward ahead of schedule with its plan to launch a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. Continue Reading...
Get ready California, Hyundai’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are here. Continue Reading...
Toyota will forgo further development in pure electric vehicles in search of what it sees as more promising alternative fuel vehicles. Continue Reading...
At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Toyota not only had its FCV concept on display, but brought along a prototype fuel-cell vehicle that has been delivering a driving range of 300 miles. Continue Reading...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Hyundai has received a $3 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to build a new, 100-percent renewable hydrogen fueling station for fuel-cell electric vehicles at the automaker’s hydrogen energy generation and fueling station in Chino, California. Continue Reading...
A report from the National Research Council states that the U.S. could reduce fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 80 percent by 2050 in cars and trucks. Continue Reading...
While Japanese and Korean automakers such as Hyundai, Toyota, and Honda are investing into hydrogen fuel cell-equipped vehicles, German automaker Volkswagen believes they have failed to live up to promises and aren’t cost-efficient to produce. Continue Reading...
At this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, we’re already expecting a lot of exciting new prototype cars. One of the biggest surprises however, will be GreenGT’s H2 race car, which is the most powerful hydrogen-powered race car currently active. Continue Reading...
While many new plug-ins boast the convenience and simplicity of recharging the car battery from a household wall socket, how many vehicles can claim to provide the opposite? Honda has installed an inverter in the trunk of one special FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, providing output power that could supply up to 8 kilowatts of… Continue Reading...
Just when CAFE loosened standards and lowered from 56.5 MPG to 54 MPG by 2025, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has decided to propose new and more stringent conditions for automakers that sell cars in California. The California Air Resources Board will not only enforce CAFE, but will also require at least 15.4 percent of… Continue Reading...
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...
GM’s CEO Dan Akerson believes that the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle won’t be feasible until at least 2020. Let’s hope GM calls the right prediction this time. “We’re looking at hydrogen fuel cells, which have no carbon emissions, zero,” said Akerson. “The car is still too expensive and probably won’t be practical until the 2020-plus… Continue Reading...
Get your kids into eco-friendly play with the Renewable Energy Racers Set. Making it fun to go Green, these remote controlled racecars are powered by three different renewable energy sources. Using a miniature windmill, solar panel, and hydrogen fuel cell to give them juice, the Renewable Energy Racers Set offers up to 20 minutes of… Continue Reading...
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...
Tomohiko Kawanabe, Honda‘s president of research & development, expressed doubts about consumer demand for electric vehicles. “We lack confidence,” Kawanabe said in an interview with Automotive News.“It’s questionable whether consumers will accept the annoyances of limited driving range and having to spend time charging them.”Rival automakers like Nissan and General Motors are pushing ahead with… Continue Reading...
BMW is developing a complex powertrain that blends fuel cell and hybrid technology, allowing a car be carbon neutral in urban traffic. The system works by having a conventional gasoline engine powering the front wheels, while a small fuel cell sends power via capacitors in the transmission tunnel to an electric motor positioned at the rear axle…. Continue Reading...