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BMW’s Hydrogen 7, which has garnered attention for being test-driven by a roster of celebrities, has been put through rigorous testing by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. Scientists at the facility have confirmed that the vehicle produces virtually zero emissions. The tests have shown that the Hydrogen 7’s engine operates at a […]

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BMW’s i division is hard at work building a secret prototype battery-powered i8 sports car which could result in the coupe discarding the plug-in hybrid powertrain and going fully electric in the future. According to sources speaking to British publication Autocar, the plan is the electric i8 will be based on the i division’s carbon […]

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While several automakers have partnered to share the costly development of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group says it will continue to go solo. The automaker has been contacted by other automakers for potential alliances, according to an article posted today in WardsAuto, but has passed these up. Some of that has to do […]

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Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have a window of opportunity for reaching the mass market, but that window will close if it doesn’t happen soon, according to an IHS Automotive study. While plans are in place to expand fuel cell cars from three on the market today – the Toyota Mirai, Hyundai ix35/Tucson and the Honda […]

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We all know that BMW is working on an i5 electric car, but is it also preparing a sportier i2 or i4 coupe? A design filing has been posted on Europe’s OHIM system that was originally filed on April 14, 2015 and registered May 11, but details have been kept under wraps until today’s publishing. […]

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A series of sketches has been leaked from the patent office in China, illustrating what may be the next BMW fuel cell vehicle. The drawings show a BMW concept car in 360 degrees, complete with a sketch of the roof. As a sleek, two-door coupe, the vehicle shares much of the same stylings of the […]

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Looking at models currently available from Germany’s BMW and Mercedes-Benz, it appears that both carmakers are focusing on battery electric over fuel cell vehicles, but that may not be the long-term plan for either. Recent interviews with executives at the two brands suggest that BMW and Mercedes are using hybrids and plug-in vehicles as stepping […]

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True to its word, BMW is now openly driving its new hydrogen fuel cell prototype in public. BMW gave the first glimpse of its new fuel cell vehicle (FCV) earlier this month and said testing would begin before the end of July. Now, the German carmaker is granting the first “listen” as it stretches the […]

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Two recent studies have identified new materials used for fuel cells, which may help bring down the cost of hydrogen cars. The studies relate to the two chemical reactions completed within a fuel cell, both of which require a catalyst (a material that triggers the reaction). “Fuel cells operate via the coupling of two complementary […]

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BMW debuted its concept fuel cell car to the public during the company’s annual Innovation Days event, while also announcing plans to test the car on German roads later this month. Though it’s been known for some time that BMW is working with Toyota to build a fuel cell vehicle (FCV), with these actions come […]

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