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Nikola Motor Co. says its hydrogen and battery powered Class 8 semi-truck is being improved as it hires with more employees to bring it to production. Founder Trevor Milton told Trucks.com that the Nikola One revealed in December at its Salt Lake City headquarters will shaving weight to make it about 2,000 pounds lighter than […]

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As it seeks to keep its competitive edge, BMW’s CEO says it will place a higher emphasize on vehicle electrification and connected, automated features. The revelation by CEO Harald Krueger came while speaking with journalists Thursday at the company’s Munich headquarters. Sales have been particularly strong for the automaker, with BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce divisions […]

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BMW is working on resolving a dilemma faced by backers of fuel cell vehicles – where the hydrogen comes from. The automaker is showing a 5-Series GT fuel cell prototype that has hydrogen coming from solar-powered electrolysis. It’s part of the 2017 Hannover Trade Fair in Germany. The electrolysis process breaks the hydrogen down into […]

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Daimler is leaning towards plug-in vehicles over fuel cells in its zero emission vehicle strategy. At an automotive congress in Stuttgart, Germany, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said that battery-powered vehicles are getting attention much more than fuel cell vehicles at the company, according to Smart2Zero. The German automaker just recently reset its schedule for rolling […]

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Toyota’s research until will collaborate with partners using artificial intelligence (AI) for advanced batteries, fuel cells, and other material science objectives. Silicon Valley-based Toyota Research Institute (TRI) will put up about $35 million over the next four years to work with research centers, universities and companies that are skilled in using AI to develop needed […]

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Hyundai will be rolling out its second fuel cell SUV next year, one that will set a record by going 800 kilometers (497 miles) on a tank of hydrogen. The company said at the Geneva Motor Show that the FE Fuel Cell Concept will represent the next generation in hydrogen-powered vehicles. The Korean automaker says […]

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Travel to almost any major city in the world and you’ll find a familiar sight: a sheen of brown haze that hovers over the city called smog. Much of this smog comes from cars, SUVs and pickup trucks — those mechanical gasoline or diesel powered things most of us drive everyday. Along with the smog […]

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Honda has put itself in a challenging situation: selling a battery electric car that gets limited range as the market prepares for long-range electric cars. Honda’s all-electric Clarity, which debuts this spring in the U.S., will go about 80 miles on a single charge, as reported by Automotive News. This takes place about two months […]

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Fuel cell engine maker Plug Power is helping delivery companies meet zero emission targets and make more deliveries by extending range in their electric vehicles. Plug Power Inc. said that its first production ProGen fuel cell engines has shipped for use in electric delivery vehicles. The first deliveries are going to FedEx as range extenders […]

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The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is rolling out in California with a price that competes with the Toyota Mirai. At least, that is, in its lease price, as the sticker price – $58,490, slightly above the Mirai’s $58,335 – is only theoretical for the Clarity Fuel Cell which is lease only. In any event, the […]

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