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Critics of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have said they have no business case; at best their proponents are defying odds, and at worst they’re on a misbegotten errand – but that hasn’t stopped numerous automakers from getting deeply involved. While several automakers have first-generation plug-in cars and are looking toward new and evolved products, no […]

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The arguments over whether fuel cells are really “fool cells” may be yet simmering, but what happens if the market positively responds regardless? Granted, initial sales and production goals are quite small for the Toyota Mirai first being sold in Japan, with European and U.S. deliveries scheduled for next year, but Toyota is investing $165 […]

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Popular Science has chosen the Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) as a 2014 Best of What’s New winner in the auto category. “For 27 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us − those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our view of what?s possible in […]

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With the current weather conditions in mind, Toyota said its new fuel cell vehicle could be the answer to keeping the lights on when power cuts strike. Instead of fumbling for the candles when the electricity supply fails, owners of the new Toyota FCV could simply reach for their car keys to keep their homes […]

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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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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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As Toyota prepares its 2015 launch of a production fuel cell sedan powered by a “world’s best” fuel cell stack, the company has said it will reveal a close-up view of the car this November in Japan. “At the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, we unveiled the FCVR fuel cell concept [pictured],” said Toyota Managing Officer […]

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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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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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