Infrastructure

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

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 its lineup. Now, Toyota says it may be planning to do something similar with its Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. The 2016... read more

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Colas Wattway road-mounted solar panels

France Will Pave Roads With 620 Miles Of Solar Panels

Thanks to a steep drop in the price of photovoltaic cells, you're more likely to see solar panels on buildings as you drive along. But what if one day you drove on those... read more February 17, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai U.S. arrival

Toyota Asks Some Of CA's 8 Mirai Dealers To Hold Off Deliveries

Sales of the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car are limited to California, because the Golden State is the only one today with any fueling infrastructure. But even there... read more January 14, 2016 by


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

Electric-Car Drivers Don't Pay Their Share? Actually, No One Does

The annual registration fees for electric cars implemented by several states have been the subject of much controversy. Electric-car advocates view the fees as a form of... read more November 8, 2015 by


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

Full-Retail Hydrogen Stations Now Coming Online In California

There are only a handful of hydrogen fueling stations currently operating in California, but that number is set to grow in the very near term. That's the assessment of the... read more October 9, 2015 by


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

Japan's Olympic Hydrogen Push Faces Challenges, Questions

Certain Japanese carmakers are among the most ardent proponents of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, and the Japanese government plans to use the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to promote... read more September 14, 2015 by


 
Avtovaz El Lada electric car

Russia Decrees: Every Gas Station Must Have Electric-Car Charging Too

Thanks to a single, sweeping decree, Russia could soon become a much more hospitable place for electric cars. The country is currently home to just a small number of electric... read more September 9, 2015 by


 
Cal State L.A. Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility

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... read more August 26, 2015 by


 
Diesel taxis in London (Image by Flickr user Lars Ploughmann, used under CC license)

England Proposes To Test Wireless Electric-Car Charging Built Into Roads

Long charging times and lack of available charging stations remain some of the biggest obstacles to widespread electric-car adoption. But what if the charging stations were... read more August 14, 2015 by


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

World's Biggest Hydrogen Station Planned For San Francisco: Cars, Ferries To Fuel There

San Francisco may soon get its own high-speed hydrogen fuel-cell ferry boat as part of a demonstration project backed by public and private interests. But that boat will need... read more August 3, 2015 by


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

Seven Barriers To Alt-Fuel Vehicles: Can Hydrogen Fuel Cells Overcome Them?

Among owners and advocates of zero-emission vehicles, few topics generate as much back-and-forth debate (to put it politely) as those cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells... read more June 24, 2015 by


 
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


 

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