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Hyundai Motor’s ix35 Fuel Cell has been selected for the third consecutive year by the European Commission-backed Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) to demonstrate the real-world benefits of hydrogen fuel cell technology. Ix35 is the European name of the SUV we know here in North America as the Tucson. Two ix35 Fuel […]

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Honda R&D Americas is getting ready for the 2015 introduction of its fuel cell-electric vehicle (FCEV) by installing a hydrogen refueling station on its Torrance, Calif. campus. Honda said this station will serve as a platform for demonstrating and validating the enhanced hydrogen fueling protocol developed by Honda, named the MC Fill. With the aim […]

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Do you know what a fuel cell is and how it functions? Below we’ll post a 101-level primer and we’re doing so because, well, everyone else is preparing for fuel cell vehicles (FCVs), so ready or not, here they come! You may have noticed an increase in fuel cell news as automakers publicly or behind-the-scenes […]

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Honda today released an artist’s rendition of its next-generation fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) which will make its world debut next week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. While mass-market acceptance for hydrogen-powered cars is still in question, Honda aims to launch the new production vehicle in 2015, a timeframe that coincides with Toyota’s pending […]

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Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and Toyota are uniting with the Energy Department on a new public-private partnership called H2USA, which will focus on advancing hydrogen infrastructure to support more transportation energy options for U.S. consumers, including fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). Named after the chemical symbol for hydrogen, the H2USA partnership brings together government agencies, gas […]

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Studies have said it takes more energy to produce hydrogen than it yields, and costs of its in-car storage and lack of infrastructure are major hurdles also seemingly brushed aside by some automakers, but not Volkswagen. Yesterday Volkswagen AG CEO Martin Winterkorn told Automotive News that plug-in hybrids and natural gas engines have a much […]

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Hyundai has already announced plans to launch its ix35 hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in Europe and the UK, last week revealed the Euro-spec model in Geneva, and now it says the U.S. will get thousands beginning in 2015. According to a WardsAuto interview with John Krafcik, CEO of Hyundai Motor America, the FCEVs based on […]

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Over one half million hydrogen powered vehicles could be on UK roads by 2030. This is according to UKH2Mobility project, a joint British government-industry study published earlier this week. The forecast is made in an interim report commissioned to evaluate the benefits of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and ensure the UK is well […]

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Hot on the heels of similar collaboration between Toyota and BMW, today from Yokohama Japan a joint fuel cell development deal was signed by Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. The goal is nothing less than the launch of the “world’s first affordable, mass-market” fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) by 2017. […]

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