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Why Green Car Reports Writes About Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars

Why Green Car Reports Writes About Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars

It would seem pretty obvious that a site called Green Car Reports would cover zero-emission vehicles that will soon go on sale from major global automakers. But cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells turn out to be as controversial as plug-in electric cars, albeit for different reasons--and among... read more

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First 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell delivered to lessee at Tustin Hyundai, June 2014

First 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Delivered In California

The very first 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell crossover vehicle was delivered yesterday to its lessee, Timothy Bush, in a ceremony that attracted both Hyundai executives and... read more June 11, 2014 by 


 
Fuel filler of Volkswagen Gol, Brazilian flex-fuel vehicle

A Brief History Of Ethanol In Brazil

While many North Americans may not know it, Brazil presently leads the world in deploying biofuels for road vehicles. Specifically, a majority of cars sold in... read more May 22, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen Gol and Saveiro, Brazilian flex-fuel vehicles

Driving Entirely On Ethanol: Brazil’s Volkswagen Gol Flex-Fuel Vehicle

What’s it like to drive on pure ethanol, known as E100, without a drop of gasoline in the car? In the case of the Brazilian Volkswagen Gol, it’s quite... read more May 19, 2014 by 


 
Hydrogen fueling station at California State University, Los Angeles [photo: Axelle Bader]

Another Hydrogen Fueling Station Opens In LA, With Fuel-Cell Cars On The Way

Another hydrogen fueling station opened in southern California yesterday, this one at California State University, Los Angeles. The university's Hydrogen Research and Fueling... read more May 8, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel Natural Gas

Natural-Gas Powered 2015 Chevy Impala To Start At $38,210

General Motors has released pricing for the 2015 Chevrolet Impala bi-fuel model, a full-size sedan that can run on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or gasoline. The... read more May 7, 2014 by 


 
FlexFuel badge on E85-capable 2009 Chevrolet HHR

E85 By The Numbers: One Station In 50 For One Car In 20

Back in 2007, ethanol was viewed as a way to cut gasoline consumption and U.S. dependence on foreign oil. It was then seen as such a panacea that Congress enacted volume... read more March 12, 2014 by 


 
Honda Marysville Auto Plant

Honda To Install Natural-Gas Fueling Station Near Ohio Car Plant

If drivers are going to use an alternative fuel, they need places to fill up their tanks. Honda announced today that it will install a compressed natural-gas (CNG) fueling... read more March 11, 2014 by 


 
Honda hydrogen fueling station in Torrance, California.

Honda Opens High-Pressure Hydrogen Fueling Station In SoCal

You can't have hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles without places to refuel them. In preparation for the launch of its 2015 fuel-cell car, Honda has opened a new high-pressure... read more March 3, 2014 by 


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Flex-Fuel Vehicles And E85: Why Ethanol Isn't Making Its Numbers

When the U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act was passed in 2007, ethanol was viewed as a way to cut gasoline consumption and reduce dependence on foreign oil. Seven... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
2014 Honda Civic Hybrid

2014 Honda Civic Hybrid On Sale Today, Natural Gas In 10 Days

Honda has finished revamping the compact Civic compact lineup with the relaunch of its two greenest models. The refreshed 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid sedan goes on sale today... read more February 5, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Green Car Reports, Five Years And 9,800 Articles Later

Five years ago today, Green Car Reports began a daily publishing schedule. At first one a day, and then more, we wrote articles on fuel efficiency, hybrids, diesel vehicles... read more February 3, 2014 by 


 
Barack Obama speaking Detroit Economic Club

Obama Promotes Natural-Gas Fueling Stations In State Of The Union Address

Once again, President Barack Obama used the State of the Union Address on Tuesday night to raise the issue of natural gas vehicles as a way of promoting energy independence... read more January 30, 2014 by 


 
Toyota FCV hydrogen fuel cell vehicle prototype during cold-weather endurance testing in N America

Toyota FCV Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Test Cars, Concept Shown At CES

Toyota revealed a bit more about its plans to offer a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle for sale next year, at a press event held today at the opening of the huge Consumer... read more January 6, 2014 by 


 
Structure of methanol. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Methanol Made With Renewable Energy Could Power Fuel Cells (Video)

Instead of a "hydrogen economy," should policymakers discuss a "methanol economy?" Nobel laureate Dr. George Olah and Surya Prakash, director of the University of Southern... read more December 13, 2013 by 


 
Toyota FCV concept, 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars Price-Competitive With Electrics By 2030, Toyota Says

Instead of choosing between a V-6 and a V-8, could future car buyers choose between batteries and fuel cells? Soichiro Okudaira, chief officer of Toyota's R&D group, told... read more December 13, 2013 by 


 
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