Infrastructure

 
How about electric semis that draw power from overhead wires?

How about electric semis that draw power from overhead wires?

While battery-powered semi trucks remains years away for many prominent makers, the German tech company Siemens is experimenting with a well-known source of electric power delivery to make a different kind of electric semi. Much like electric trams or streetcars used by public transit agencies for... read more

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BMW ActiveE electric car in front of old gas pumps, Belvidere, NJ   [photo: Tom Moloughney]

NJ dedicates all gas tax revenue to transportation infrastructure

Critics of electric cars often use the argument that, because electric-car drivers don't pay gas taxes, they don't contribute their fair share of road-maintenance costs. But... read more November 14, 2016 by


 
Air Liquide hydrogen fueling station

Hydrogen fuel-station finder app launched by Air Liquide

Electric-car drivers can rely on several different locator apps to find nearby public charging stations as they travel. While only a handful of public hydrogen fueling... read more October 11, 2016 by


 
True Zero hydrogen fueling station

New hydrogen fueling station closer to throughput of gasoline

As hydrogen fuel-cell cars slowly become a more significant presence in a few parts of the U.S., more consideration is being given to the fueling infrastructure they use... read more August 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


 
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

Oklahoma claim: first state with natural-gas fueling on highways

Several states have made concerted efforts to create adequate charging infrastructure for electric cars. And California now boasts a handful of hydrogen fueling stations... read more July 6, 2016 by


 
Road trip on historic U.S. Route 66 (Images: Antony Ingram)

Solar roads coming to Route 66 via photovoltaic pavers

One of America's oldest and most historic highways may soon become the first to get embedded solar panels. Missouri's state transportation department hopes to add... read more June 28, 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


 
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


 
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


 
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


 

 
 

 
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