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Hydrogen Fueling Station Reliability: 'An Issue For Some Time' To Come

Hydrogen Fueling Station Reliability: 'An Issue For Some Time' To Come

The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell crossover became available for lease in California last year; it will soon be followed by the 2016 Toyota Mirai, and then a Honda model. Together, the three vehicles mark the first significant effort by carmakers to market hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles to the general... read more

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Fast Charging 2011 Nissan Leaf

Electric Vehicles Come Out Ahead Of Gas Cars On Taxes--Except In Two States: FURTHER UPDATE

Several states have adopted or proposed special taxes and fees for electric-car drivers. which are supposed to make up for lost revenue from taxes on the fuel their drivers... read more May 27, 2015 by 


 
SolaRoad solar bicycle lane, The Netherlands

Solar Panels On Dutch Bike Lane Produce More Power Than Planned

Apparently, solar panels aren't just for roofs anymore. The Dutch company SolaRoad has long planned to build bike paths and roadways with embedded solar panels, using... read more May 19, 2015 by 


 
Ferrock, screen cap from video report by PBS

Carbon-Negative Replacement For Cement Traps CO2 During Manufacturing

You may be aware of your car's carbon footprint, but what about the emissions related to the concrete structures it drives over? The Portland cement that acts as the glue in... read more April 21, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

Oregon To Test Nation's First Per-Mile Road Fee In Lieu Of Gas Taxes

As cars get more efficient, their owners spend less money on fuel. That's good for their wallets and for the environment, but not so good for the nation's infrastructure... read more March 9, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai

How Many Hydrogen Cars For Northeast U.S.? 10,000 In 10 Years, Plan Says

California is already home to the nation's sole hydrogen fueling infrastructure, and funds are in place to build more such stations over the next few years. That's why the... read more February 24, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai

Japan To Spend $385 Million On Hydrogen For 2020 Olympics Deadline

Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Olympics, and officials there are already preparing the city to host an influx of athletes--and bask in the global spotlight. Japan is also... read more January 22, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

Wisconsin: Higher Taxes For Hybrids, Electrics For Not Burning Enough Gas To Fund Road Repairs?

It's not news that the roads and bridges in many states are falling into disrepair. Much of the money to fund maintenance of this infrastructure comes from taxes on fuel, but... read more December 2, 2014 by 


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

Why Is Hydrogen Free To Fuel-Cell Car Drivers? Pumps Are The Problem

Like the recently-launched Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, the 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car will come with free fuel. But it's not just because Toyota wants to throw in... read more November 29, 2014 by 


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

Honda To Loan First Element $14 Million For Hydrogen Fueling Stations

Honda announced today at the Los Angeles Auto Show that it will loan almost $14 million to hydrogen station provider First Element Fuels to help it build an additional 12... read more November 19, 2014 by 


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

Hyundai: Gasoline Suppliers 'Should Invest In Hydrogen Infrastructure'

Hyundai recently handed off the keys to its first Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell customer, and the Korean carmaker has consistently said it believes hydrogen vehicles--and... read more July 15, 2014 by 


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

U.S. To Stay Global First In Vehicle Miles Driven, Says Futurist

China may buy more cars, but U.S. drivers will continue to rack up the most miles, according to a futurist. At the SAE World Congress in Detroit, Peter Phelps said the U.S... read more April 15, 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 


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Gas Tax Unchanged For 20 Years Today; Road Costs, However...

Taxes on gasoline and diesel make up 85 percent of the revenue flowing into the United States' transportation spending account, but that may change. Soon, the gas tax may not... read more October 1, 2013 by 


 
ECOtality Blink charging stations for electric & plug-in cars

Syracuse Non-Profit Replaces Blink Charging Stations, Sues Ecotality

Just as those buying an electric car have a choice of several different models to chose from, there are many different charging stations that individuals, businesses and... read more June 13, 2012 by  9


 
Beijing smog

Alcoa Building-Exterior Panels 'Eat' Smog From (A Few) Cars

Pittsburgh-based aluminum giant Alcoa has developed a new coating for its aluminum building panels that passively sucks in airborne pollutants and transforms them into... read more May 1, 2012 by  0


 

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