About Laurent Meillaud

Freelance automotive journalist and consultant, author as well, focused on technologies and new trends for more than 25 years, convinced that hydrogen is one of the energies for the car of the future.

160 H2 stations by 2020 in Japan

According to Kyodo, a Japanese news agency, the country is trying to set up unmanned hydrogen charging stations for fuel-cell vehicles before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. This information is based on a draft government plan showed last Thursday. The government is hoping to showcase Japan’s clean technology when it is expected to come [...]

By |2019-02-25T09:50:17+02:00February 25th, 2019|Hydrogen Distribution|Comments Off on 160 H2 stations by 2020 in Japan

Davos : Hyundai Executive Vice Chairman calls for Int’l Cooperation in hydrogen

Hyundai Motor Group’s Executive Vice Chairman Euisun Chung calls for increased international cooperation to help tackle global climate challenges, as he is appointed co-chair of the Hydrogen Council, a global coalition of more than 50 prominent energy, transport and industrial companies with a shared vision for hydrogen’s integral role in the clean energy transition. In [...]

By |2019-01-24T15:36:43+02:00January 24th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Davos : Hyundai Executive Vice Chairman calls for Int’l Cooperation in hydrogen

Electric trucks : an urgent need for a refueling infrastructure in Europe

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has published data on the severe lack of recharging and refuelling infrastructure suitable for electric and hydrogen powered trucks across the EU. This paper is released ahead of a decisive meeting on Europe’s first-ever CO2 targets for trucks, taking place next week between representatives of the European Parliament, the [...]

By |2019-01-23T17:33:29+02:00January 23rd, 2019|Transport|Comments Off on Electric trucks : an urgent need for a refueling infrastructure in Europe

ZF supplies the electric drive on a fuel cell bus in UK

The German company has been chosen by the British bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Ltd (ADL) to supply the electric drive for a brand new fuel cell bus. ADL spent two years developing this hydrogen-driven double-decker bus with ZF selected as a partner right from the start. During field testing, the prototype operated along real bus [...]

By |2019-01-17T11:54:02+02:00January 17th, 2019|Transport|Comments Off on ZF supplies the electric drive on a fuel cell bus in UK

myFC showcases a fuel cell range extender at CES

  At CES, in Las Vegas, the swedish company has showcased the LAMINA REX, a fuel cell powered range extender for the automotive market. myFC believes that this solution can solve the limitations of today's battery technology and to support the electrification of the global car fleet, reducing CO2 emissions globally. At CES, myFC shows [...]

By |2019-01-13T12:18:06+02:00January 11th, 2019|Automotive|Comments Off on myFC showcases a fuel cell range extender at CES

Here comes Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell

Formerly known as NuCellSys GmbH – a fully owned subsidiary of Daimler AG - the company is operating under the name Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell GmbH, as of January 2019 "Fuel cell technology is an integral part of our drive system strategy", says Professor Christian Mohrdieck, Head of Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell GmbH and thus responsible for [...]

By |2019-01-03T17:43:26+02:00January 4th, 2019|Automotive|Comments Off on Here comes Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell

Nel ASA: Receives H2Station orders from Shell

Nel Hydrogen A/S, a subsidiary of Nel ASA, has received purchase orders from Shell for installation of two H2Station in the Netherlands. The orders follow the signing of a new framework agreement between the two companies. "We are excited to announce a new framework agreement with Shell, which is not only a great honor but [...]

By |2019-01-03T13:35:20+02:00January 3rd, 2019|Hydrogen Distribution|Comments Off on Nel ASA: Receives H2Station orders from Shell

Hydrogenics will supply a fuel cell for a lightweight aircraft

  Hydrogenics Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen fuel cell power systems, announced that it has been selected to design and supply fuel cell power modules for a new lightweight aircraft. Under development by a customer that wishes to remain undisclosed for competitive reasons, this electric air mobility vehicle will [...]

By |2018-12-05T19:11:08+02:00December 5th, 2018|Aeronautics|Comments Off on Hydrogenics will supply a fuel cell for a lightweight aircraft

FPT industrial believes in fuel cell for heavy duty transport

FPT Industrial, the powertrain brand of CNH Industrial, believes that this Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology could be used in commercial vehicles to deliver zero Tank-to-Wheel and Well-to-Wheel emissions. Furthermore, it could play a significant role in the development of a virtuous cycle, where hydrogen is produced locally through renewable energy sources such as biomethane, wind [...]

By |2018-09-22T16:42:46+02:00September 22nd, 2018|Transport|Comments Off on FPT industrial believes in fuel cell for heavy duty transport

Hyundai Motor sells 1,000 hydrogen-powered trucks in Switzerland

Better than Tesla electric semi and Nikola H2 truck ? Hyundai said in a statement it will partner with Swiss hydrogen company H2 Energy and fuel cell operators to provide 1,000 hydrogen trucks in the country after launching at the end of 2019. Hyundai said its hydrogen trucks are expected to deliver a single-fueling travel [...]

By |2018-09-20T10:29:49+02:00September 20th, 2018|Transport|Comments Off on Hyundai Motor sells 1,000 hydrogen-powered trucks in Switzerland

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