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Nissan takes a different approach to fuel cells: ethanol

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 cell, more broadly speaking, is any device that produces electricity from a variety of input fuels or energy carriers. This... read more

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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


 
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


 
True Zero hydrogen fueling station

True Zero to be brand for hydrogen fueling stations from First Element Fuel

The startup company First Element Fuel has just completed a network of 15 hydrogen fueling stations in California—and it's got a new brand it'll use to promote them... read more April 26, 2016 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell with American Honda's John Mendel, Apr 2016

2018 Honda Clarity electric versions: first details, including 40-plus-mile range for plug-in hybrid

The 2017 Honda Clarity will arrive in showrooms late this year with a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain, one of three hydrogen-powered vehicles that will be sold in limited... read more April 21, 2016 by


 
Utopia sedan concept by designer Brooks Stevens, 1960  [image courtesy Milwaukee Art Museum]

Fuel-cell concepts from 50 years ago: famed designer Brooks Stevens

Most car buyers would be hard-pressed to name a single automobile designer working today. But it wasn't always that way: names like Raymond Loewy and Harley Earl were known... read more April 8, 2016 by


 
Air Liquide hydrogen fueling station

Sites of four Northeast hydrogen fueling stations announced by Air Liquide

California is the only U.S. state with substantial hydrogen fueling infrastructure, but now one company is giving the Northeast some attention. Air Liquide plans to open a... read more April 8, 2016 by


 
BMW i8 hydrogen fuel cell concept

BMW's hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle getting closer to reality

Many automakers have chosen to promote battery-electric or hydrogen fuel-cell cars exclusively, but BMW is dabbling in both. The German firm already sells its all-electric... read more April 1, 2016 by


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

Next Hyundai fuel-cell vehicle to be another SUV

The current Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell was the first of the modern crop of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles to go on sale, and it's also the only one with a crossover utility... read more March 28, 2016 by


 
Japanese manga comic about Toyota Mirai  [from Motorfan: New Model Special Edition issue 502]

Toyota Mirai manga: hydrogen fuel cell beats electric cars, plug-in hybrids

Manga are comics created in Japan, conforming to a style set more than 100 years ago and still very much a part of popular culture. While they may look like no more than... read more March 25, 2016 by


 
Toyota Mirai showroom and hydrogen fueling station, Tokyo, Japan, May 2015

Hydrogen for fuel-cell vehicles made from wind energy in Japanese test

One of the big questions surrounding hydrogen fuel-cell cars is how to produce the hydrogen used to power them. Mass adoption of fuel-cell vehicles would not only require... read more March 17, 2016 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

Two-Thirds Of 2030 Hondas Will Be Electrified Or Zero Emission: CEO

Fifteen years is a short time in the life of the auto industry, just two complete product cycles for the average high-volume vehicle. But by "around 2030," according to... read more February 24, 2016 by


 
Dieter Zetsche

Hydrogen Fuel Cells Less Likely Than Electric Cars: Daimler CEO Zetsche

There's an emerging rivalry between two different technologies for zero-emission transportation: battery-electric cars and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Within the auto... read more February 23, 2016 by


 
Riversimple Rasa

Riversimple Rasa: New Details On Super-Light Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car

U.K.-based startup Riversimple first showed its hydrogen fuel-cell Urban Car prototype in 2009, but since then there has been little apparent activity from the company. Now... read more February 19, 2016 by


 
Tata Magic Iris Ziva (Photo by Indian Autos Blog)

Is This Tata The Smallest Roadworthy Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle In The World?

Indian automaker Tata Motors may have built the world's smallest roadworthy hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. The company known for the tiny Nano--as well as its stewardship of... read more February 12, 2016 by


 

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