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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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One portion of the ongoing debate over fuel cell vehicles questions how environmentally friendly the technology actually is; one new study said the answer depends on the source of the hydrogen fuel. Dominic Notter, a researcher with Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) and his colleagues used a life cycle assessment approach […]

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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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Hydrogen refueling stations will continue to increase, according to one advocate, who added that the establishment of more commercial fleets and increased support from automakers will help fuel cell vehicles gain a firmer footing. As the managing director for the Motive division at Intelligent Energy, a company that develops eco-friendly automotive systems, James Batchelor spends […]

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Next month in Geneva nanoFlowcell will be highlighting the QUANTiNO, a type of fuel cell electric car with over 620-miles range and touted to be on the road this year. “The QUANTiNO is an electric vehicle for everyone. Affordable and featuring an extravagant, unique design. It is not just a concept vehicle – it will […]

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Its name in Japanese means “future,” and more than just another new car, Toyota says the 2016 Mirai is a symbolic first step toward a “Hydrogen Society” for the “next 100 years.” Whether the company’s first production fuel cell vehicle will be the future as Toyota has said suggesting an eventually prominent technology, or a […]

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One joke critics often repeat about challenging-yet-promising hydrogen fuel cell cars is, “They are five years away. And in five years from now, they will still be five years away …” But Toyota isn’t smiling when it says get ready for the launch of its first production fuel cell vehicle “around 2015” and due for […]

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