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Six Honda Clarity fuel cell vehicles have arrived in Europe weeks before the first examples show up at Honda dealerships in California. The six Clarity Fuel Cells are part of the European Union’s Hydrogen for Innovative Vehicles (HyFIVE) initiative. They’ll end up with drivers in London and Copenhagen. These cars are six of 185 fuel […]

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Hyundai announced a big push forward in green technologies yesterday, and it’s heavy on electrification and light on hydrogen. Speaking at a JD Power annual event on the eve of the L.A. Auto Show, Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski announced plans to release 14 new green vehicle models in the U.S. by 2020 to […]

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Battery electric vehicles are hitting a “dead end” compared to the zero emission electric motor powered by NanoFlowcell technology, says an executive at the company. Charging can take hours, but flow-cell batteries can be “refueled” in minutes at centralized filling stations. This argument is being made by Nunzio La Vecchia, chief technology officer of NanoFlowcell […]

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Korean carmaker Kia is working on a battery-electric version of its just-released Niro Hybrid crossover SUV, while at the same time preparing a new fuel cell vehicle. The Niro Hybrid recently went on sale in Kia’s home market and Europe but won’t be sold in the U.S. until late this year or early 2017. Kia […]

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Nissan Motor Co. is developing a system that will power cars such as the Nissan Leaf with electricity generated from bio-ethanol. Along with generating electricity, the system will fuel hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Unlike conventional fuel-cell vehicles that use a special tank for hydrogen, Nissan’s system will utilize liquid fuel and a conventional tank. The […]

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The company that’s building True Zero hydrogen fueling stations says that it can hit its original target by early next year. Headed by former GM and Hyundai marketing guru Joel Ewanick, FirstElement Fuel, a startup that operates the True Zero stations, says that the company wants provide the needed fueling infrastructure to support increased sales […]

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While Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota are committed to making hydrogen fuel cell vehicles widely adopted, all three automakers seem to agree that plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) make for the best transitional green car technology. For fuel cell cars, there’s the challenge of very few hydrogen fueling stations being available, massive vehicle development costs, and […]

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Toyota is aiming to win back a leading green carmaker image gained initially through its Prius sub-brand, whose popularity has waned in recent years as Tesla has taken the mantle. As outlined in an interview with Forbes, Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota North America observed that the Prius was once recognized for bringing hybrid electric […]

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Hyundai’s Genesis nameplate is betting on plug-in hybrids as a necessity in luxury car brand competition. This was revealed by Dave Zuchowski, CEO of Hyundai Motor America, though he declined to identify which Genesis vehicles would get plug-in hybrid variants.  “We believe alternative-propulsion engines are going to be really important — even more important in […]

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Hyundai has partnered with hydrogen fueling supplier Linde Group to bring the BeeZero carsharing program to Germany. BeeZero will roll out 50 Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell vehicles this summer in Munich. The campaign hopes to bring support for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as a zero emission vehicle; and, it’s the first carsharing program that includes […]

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