Fuel Cell

 
Toyota challenges high-school students to build fuel-cell cars

Toyota challenges high-school students to build fuel-cell cars

For its latest campaign to promote hydrogen fuel-cell cars, Toyota is turning to a group that is only just learning how to drive. The Japanese carmaker is working with California high schools to teach students about the technology and encourage them to enter STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering... read more

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2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at Hyundai headquarters, Fountain Valley, CA

Next-generation Hyundai hydrogen fuel cells due in 2018

The current Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell was the first of the most recent crop of hydrogen fuel-cell cars to go on sale, with the first U.S. deliveries taking place back in June... read more August 2, 2016 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle landscape truly changed, says longtime expert

Hydrogen fuel-cell cars are currently available to consumers, but only in small numbers. The Hyundai Tucson and Toyota Mirai are on sale in certain regions of California, and... read more July 25, 2016 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

2017 Honda Clarity preview

The 2017 Honda Clarity is a mid-size four-door sedan that will ultimately be offered with three different powertrains. The Clarity Fuel Cell, the first version to launch... read more July 15, 2016 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity prototype testing in Southern California, July 2016  [photo: Sean Alarid]

2017 Honda Clarity spy shots from testing show debut is close

If you're a nascent spy photographer for cars, Detroit is the place to be for the domestic companies. Southern California is the site for many Asian brands, even though... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell

Early Mercedes fuel-cell driver's 'sobering assessment' to industry

As the old saying goes, you can identify the pioneers by the arrows in their backs. Being an early adopter of new technologies can be exciting, but it can also require... read more July 6, 2016 by


 
Pump with multiple ethanol/gasoline blends.

Nissan takes a different approach to fuel cells: ethanol

When the world at large thinks of fuel-cell vehicles—to the extent it does, at least today—they are associated with hydrogen as the fuel to power them. But a fuel... read more June 14, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell prototype

Mercedes fuel-cell GLC plugs in like an electric car: what does that imply?

This morning, Mercedes-Benz announced that its upcoming GLC F-Cell hydrogen fuel-cell crossover SUV would also include a battery pack that plugs in to recharge. Just like an... read more June 13, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell prototype

Mercedes-Benz GLC to offer world's first plug-in fuel-cell powertrain

Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles face the challenge of a global fueling infrastructure that doesn't exist and will cost billions to build. Electricity, on the other hand, is... read more June 13, 2016 by


 
Samsung SDI battery plant in Xi'an, China

Samsung says sayonara to fuel cells, focuses on batteries for electric cars

South Korea's Samsung SDI has decided to drop its hydrogen fuel-cell division, and focus future development resources exclusively on batteries for electric cars. Samsung SDI... read more June 7, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai

Japan wants Fukushima to be major hydrogen production center

Japan's Fukushima prefecture was the site of one of the worst nuclear disasters in recent years, but the Japanese government has ambitious plans for the region. Fukushima's... read more June 2, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai  -  Quick Drive  -  Portland, July 2015  [photo: Doug Berger]

Toyota Mirai seeks to reclaim green image from Tesla, sans Supercharger network

Since launching in Japan in 1997, the Toyota Prius hybrid has imbued its maker with a strong green image. The Prius has become Toyota's signature model, and helped the... read more May 16, 2016 by


 
Genesis New York Concept

Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand will offer plug-in hybrids, then fuel cells

Hyundai's ambitious green-car plans will apparently be extended to its new Genesis luxury brand. After selling the Genesis and Equus luxury sedans under its own brand name... read more May 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai construction at Motomachi plant

Smaller, cheaper Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car coming in 2019, company says

To increase the reach of its hybrid cars, Toyota launched the Prius C subcompact in 2012 as a smaller, less expensive alternative to the Prius Liftback that's the linchpin of... read more May 9, 2016 by


 
Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell for BeeZero car-sharing service

World's first fuel-cell car-sharing program to launch in Germany

Car-sharing services have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and many of them operate fleets of battery-electric cars. Now, a German company believes it's... read more May 9, 2016 by


 
FuelCell Energy fuel-cell power plant (Photo by FuelCell Energy)

Exxon backs carbon-capture technology to feed fuel cells

ExxonMobil is backing a new process that would capture carbon dioxide from power plants, and use it to feed fuel cells. The oil giant announced Thursday that it is expanding... read more May 8, 2016 by


 

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