Fuel Cell

 
How do you service a hydrogen fuel-cell car at a dealer?

How do you service a hydrogen fuel-cell car at a dealer?

Over the past century, gasoline-powered vehicles have gotten simultaneously more complex and more reliable. Service intervals have lengthened, drivers no longer check a car's fluids daily or weekly, and many new-car owners will never once open the hood. Reliability data shows that some of them... read more

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Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle

GM fuel-cell chief talks about military truck, Honda deal to build hydrogen powertrains

Innovation has no secret for GM and after tapping into hybrid and electric engine technologies, fuel-cell is its next target. In an interview with Trucks.com, GM’s... read more May 25, 2017 by


 
Honda Clarity lineup: Electric, Plug-In Hybrid, Fuel Cell, at 2017 New York auto show

Assessing the Honda Clarity range: how electric cars fit in, and why

The 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is the only model of Honda's newest sedan presently on sale, though an all-electric version will arrive later this year. The hydrogen-powered... read more May 15, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell prototype

Mercedes denies CEO said it will turn away from hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles (updated)

Large global automakers customarily pursue research into multiple types of technologies and future powertrains at the same time. Sometimes they pan out, sometimes they don't... read more May 10, 2017 by


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, 2016 Toyota Mirai at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Energy use for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles: higher than electrics, even hybrids (analysis)

It's now clear that the zero-emission vehicles of the future will be powered by electric motors. The electricity to power those motors, however, will come from one of two... read more May 4, 2017 by


 
Prototype plug-in electric delivery van with fuel-cell range extender to be tested by UPS in 2017

UPS electric van with fuel-cell range extender to be tested in California

Considerable skepticism remains that passenger vehicles powered by hydrogen will become a major part of U.S. sales any time soon—or ever. Quietly, however, analysts... read more May 3, 2017 by


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

Is Toyota's hydrogen fuel-cell fervor foolish, or foresighted? (with charts)

Toyota's staunch, unswerving support for hydrogen fuel cells has astonished and aggravated many in the electric vehicle community. For some of them, the technology is at best... read more April 24, 2017 by


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

Why Toyota's 'agonizing' U-turn toward electric cars? Because China says so

Large auto companies are likely aircraft carriers: it takes a long time for them to change direction, and far longer yet to get them aligned on a new course. To various... read more April 20, 2017 by


 
Toyota 'Project Portal' proof-of-concept hydrogen fuel-cell powered semi tractor, for Port of LA

Toyota 'Project Portal' hydrogen fuel-cell heavy-duty semi tractor as proof of concept

The challenges of building fueling infrastructure for passenger cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells are well known by now. Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai now lease low volumes of... read more April 19, 2017 by


 
Genesis GV80 Concept, 2017 New York auto show

Genesis GV80 fuel-cell concept SUV at NY auto show

These days, it's all but de rigeur that concept cars from major global automakers be shown with some form of alternative propulsion. They may preview future production... read more April 13, 2017 by


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, 2016 Toyota Mirai at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

All the challenges for hydrogen fuel-cell cars laid out

Twenty years ago, Toyota took the automotive industry by surprise with the Prius. The Japanese giant is attempting to revolutionize driving again, this time by bringing... read more April 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X electric car vs Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car: CA road trip

The ability to travel long distances has long been a distinguishing feature of Tesla's luxury electric cars, whose Supercharger fast-charging network now offers access to... read more April 2, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, Santa Barbara, CA, March 2017

2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell: first drive of hydrogen-powered sedan

There are now three different vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells on sale in California, and we've driven them all. The 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is the first one in... read more March 30, 2017 by


 
Toyota Mirai emissions-scrubbing billboard

Toyota Mirai billboards scrub nitrogen oxides while touting hydrogen fuel-cell sedan

If green cars can reduce emissions, why shouldn't their advertising do the same? That's the theory behind a series of billboards in relevant California markets that advertise... read more March 28, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Mirai

What's the most important fuel-cell car so far? Poll results

About 600,000 plug-in electric cars have been sold in the U.S. in the past 10 years. The number for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles is lower: as of the end of last month, it's... read more March 21, 2017 by


 
Hyundai FE Fuel Cell concept, 2017 Geneva auto show

Hyundai FE Fuel Cell Concept previews hydrogen-powered SUV coming in 2018

The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell was actually the first hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle offered to U.S. drivers in recent years. The 2016 Toyota Mirai that followed it has now outsold... read more March 8, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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