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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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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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BMW will begin testing of what may be called the i5 fuel cell vehicle using a Toyota co-developed fuel cell system, but battery electric technology may rise up and render it uncompetitive before hydrogen ever really takes hold, says the German automaker. This revelation by its sales and marketing chief that BMW’s FCV may never […]

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BMW is gung-ho for its electric i3 (pictured), and plug-in hybrid i8, and i-what-ever-is-next, but this week said it is still very much interested in fuel cells due to pure battery cars’ range anxiety. “This is why the whole industry is still looking very much at fuel cells because it is not clear what is […]

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Audi is again at work on a fuel cell version of one its cars, in this case, its well-regarded A7 sedan. In 2009, Audi also tested a fuel cell version of another of its models it called the Q5 HFC which utilized two high-pressure hydrogen cylinders to supply the vehicle’s two electric motors. As a […]

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Not exactly a technological lightweight itself, BMW is in talks with General Motors about partnering on future tech research and development, including for fuel cell powertrains. BMW’s CEO Norbert Reithofer said at the Geneva Motor Show today that he “can imagine” sharing the workload with GM, and BMW has said it may also work with […]

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Last year at this time, we profiled the Top 10 Wackiest Green Concept Cars of 2008. Here we go again. This year, we kept our list to seven—all of which fall into the theme of cars that can change shape or otherwise be radically transformed. None of these cars stand a chance of going into […]

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