7-11 has contract Toyota to develop an exclusive line of hydrogen fuel cell powered delivery trucks. The move is part of a larger effort by 7-11 to reduce its carbon emissions in Japan and promote more environmentally friendly vehicles, in general. The delivery trucks, themselves, will be built by Toyota’s Hino Motors unit. They will […]
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We’ve been covering the Forze Delft hydrogen-fuel celled racing project off and on for a few years, now. Depending on who wrote the article, we’ve called it anything from “vaporware” to “a fun class project”, but we’ve never really called it what it’s about to become: a real racing car. Forze Delft VII Chassis […]
The Hydrogen Economy Keeps Inching Towards Reality at the University of Houston, where researchers have made a cheap hydrogen catalyst for water splitting.
Shell Oil and BMW are partnering up to build a new hydrogen fuel cell filling station concept to fill up the cars of tomorrow.
Researchers for Toyota may have discovered a way to add 15% more range to current lithium-ion battery technology. So about those hydrogen cars…
Toyota may be changing its position on electric cars. A report from Japan says it will begin work on an electric car in 2017 with production scheduled for 2020.
General Motors and the US Navy are teaming up to create fuel cell powered unmanned underwater vehicles that can operate for as much as 60 days at a time.
Nissan is working on fuel cell technology that uses bio-ethanol instead of hydrogen. The company says its system is less expensive and solves the refueling infrastructure problem that hydrogen has.
Tesla CTO spoke at the International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany this week. His remarks covered such topics as hydrogen as a transportation fuel, autonomous driving technology, and a possible Tesla truck.
Researchers in Australia and Korea have found a way to make hydrogen fuel cell membranes that are four times more efficient by studying cactus.
As part of its plan to overcome the diesel emissions stigma, Audi is pushing forward with a new SUV powered by a hydrogen fuel cell.
Kia plans to introduce 11 new low and zero emissions models between now and 2020. One will be the Kia Optima plug-in hybrid and another a fuel cell car
While the comments section has been busy talking about hydrogen fuel cells, Mercedes-Benz has been busy building up both the cars and infrastructure.
While Elon Musk believes electric cars are the future, and Toyota maintains that hydrogen fuel cells are a better idea, BMW has committed to playing both angles. After the successful launch of the BMW i3 and i8, the German automaker has rolled out a hydrogen fuel cell concepts based on an early i8 test mule. […]
After Tesla and Nissan, I’d argue that no other automaker has invested as much money and talent into electrification as BMW. Beyond the i3 and i8, BMW is beginning to offer plug-in versions of flagship models like the 3 Series, X5, and 7 Series. But BMW isn’t putting all of its eggs into one technological […]
Later this year, the first U.S. customers will take delivery of their Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Rather than focus on making an exciting, fun-to-drive vehicle, Toyota is instead focusing on the scientific and environmental benefits to hydrogen FCVs, and their “Fueled by Everything” ad campaign’s second stop was the birthplace of the oil […]
The world seems to be slowly plugging into electric cars and hybrids, though there are still companies like Toyota that see hydrogen as the true future of fuel. If Toyota wants people to take hydrogen cars seriously though, they’ll have to come up with something more exciting than the awkward-looking and boring Mirai. How does […]
It isn’t exactly a secret that the upcoming Porsche Pajun is being positioned as a Tesla Model S competitor, potentially packing as much as 420 horsepower and 265+ miles of electric driving range. But Porsche isn’t putting all of its eggs into a single electric basket, with AutoCar reporting that a hydrogen fuel cell version […]
Originally posted on CleanTechnica Ever since the first Arab Oil Crisis sent gas prices skyrocketing in the early 1970s, automakers have paid platitudes to government officials and environmentalists demanding a cleaner alternative to petrol. Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have long been touted as a replacement for petrol cars, and the chart below shows just how […]
Few companies are as bullish on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as Toyota, even though the argument in favor of FCVs doesn’t really add up. But things can change in short order, and executives within Toyota are pushing for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to cost about the same as a modern diesel car within the next […]