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Toyota gained Japanese government approval to build and inspect high-pressure hydrogen tanks. This thereby handles one of the main issues with hydrogen vehicles in that high tank pressures must be sustainable, durable, and reliable. The company said this approval is an important production staging post in its program to launch its first fuel cell vehicle. […]

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The future of transportation is anyone’s guess, but marketers are betting on various technologies that may compete or complement over the next decade. To get a clearer view of what GM and Toyota are thinking, Automotive News posted a video report giving a bit more than the usual one-line snippet you may read in a […]

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Toyota announced its first commercial zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCV) is coming to the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival. First unveiled in Japan on Wednesday afternoon, June 25, the vehicle will make its North American debut at the annual conference on Friday, June 27. In a press conference in Japan, company officials revealed the […]

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Many people have ideas about improving transportation in general, and automobiles in particular, but not as many have had the myriad opportunities to put their thoughts into action as has Dr. Chris Borroni-Bird. Last month at the Electric Drive Transportation Association Conference in Indianapolis, we met with Borroni-Bird, Qualcomm’s vice president of strategic development, and […]

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As we reported was pending, on Friday eight states added details to a “ZEV Action Plan” with intent to put 3.3 million zero emission vehicles on the road by 2025. This action to push for about 15 percent of all new vehicles to be zero emission is a further fleshing out of plans first announced […]

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At this year’s New York Auto Show conventional vehicles were well represented, but quietly shouting its potential to one day usurp them all was Toyota’s Fuel Cell Vehicle Concept. Or rather, a bold declaration for fuel cell vehicles was made by one of the largest banners prominently positioned high toward the atrium ceiling of the […]

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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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If you’ve been paying attention, you might have noticed 2015 is the unofficial launch year for production hydrogen fuel cell vehicles – that is, if you don’t count Hyundai which got started with its ix35 last year, and Honda which has soldiered forward with its lease-only FCX Clarity in California since summer, 2008. Aside from […]

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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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