Ballard Acquires Fuel Cell Assets From AFCC (former JV with Ford and Daimler)

Ballard Power Systems announced that it has acquired certain strategic assets of Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation Corporation (AFCC), a private company owned by Daimler and Ford Motor Company. As part of a planned wind-down of AFCC’s operations in Vancouver, which are co-located with Ballard at its headquarters, Daimler and Ford have in-housed and relocated their [...]

By |2018-07-09T20:22:44+00:00July 9th, 2018|Automotive|Comments Off on Ballard Acquires Fuel Cell Assets From AFCC (former JV with Ford and Daimler)

Ford stops fuel cell cooperation with Daimler

According to Reuters, Ford Motor and Daimler AG are winding down a joint venture formed to develop automotive fuel cell technology, The Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation Corp venture (AFCC), based in Burnaby, British Columbia, will close this summer. For years, both companies have been working together. By summer, Ford “will take fuel cell stack development in-house, as [...]

By |2018-06-15T10:49:04+00:00June 15th, 2018|Automotive|Comments Off on Ford stops fuel cell cooperation with Daimler

Toyota expects a huge increase of FCEV sales

In a press release, Toyota sees global sales of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) increasing significantly after 2020, to at least 30,000 per year from today’s 3,000. To prepare for this growth, the company prepared plans for two major new facilities : a brand-new building near its original automobile factory for expanding fuel cell stack [...]

By |2018-05-27T15:47:18+00:00May 24th, 2018|Automotive|Comments Off on Toyota expects a huge increase of FCEV sales

Honda Clarity recalled for a software problem

2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Honda will voluntarily recall 471 model-year 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell vehicles in the United States to update the Fuel Cell Electronic Control Unit (ECU) software, free of charge. In the U.S., the Clarity Fuel Cell is currently exclusively available for lease in California, and all affected vehicles will [...]

By |2018-02-13T10:20:47+00:00February 13th, 2018|Automotive|Comments Off on Honda Clarity recalled for a software problem

Toyota to reduce by half costs for fuel cell components

According to Asia Nikkei, the japanese aims to reduce by half fuel cell core components for its next hydrogen model, scheduled around 2020. And it's only a beginning. Toyota wants to cut those costs by three-quarters around 2025, the newspaper says. If these figures are confirmed, this would mean that fuel cell powered cars will [...]

By |2018-01-22T11:47:48+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Automotive|Comments Off on Toyota to reduce by half costs for fuel cell components

Hyundai to showcase an autonomous and fuel cell powered SUV at CES

Hyundai Motor will showcase its next-generation hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicle at the CES, in Las Vegas. Equipped with new Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technologies, this SUV will be featured and its new name revealed. The new fuel cell EV is the newest edition to the Hyundai’s eco-vehicle portfolio and it will help to [...]

By |2018-01-07T13:01:01+00:00January 7th, 2018|Automotive|Comments Off on Hyundai to showcase an autonomous and fuel cell powered SUV at CES

Sales of hydrogen cars will rise in 2021

According to Information Trends, more than 5,500 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have been sold since they were launched, and the number will easily top 6,000 by year-end 2017. In a report, "Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles: A Global Analysis," the market research firm disclosed that close to 2,400 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles were sold in the first [...]

By |2017-11-30T17:25:45+00:00November 30th, 2017|Automotive|Comments Off on Sales of hydrogen cars will rise in 2021

EU sets new standards for CO2 in 2030

  Today, the European Commission presented a legislative proposal setting new CO2 emission standards for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (vans) in the European Union for the period after 2020.  Average emissions of the EU fleet of new cars in 2030 will have to be 30% lower than in 2021. For the EU fleet of [...]

By |2017-11-08T14:55:43+00:00November 8th, 2017|Automotive|Comments Off on EU sets new standards for CO2 in 2030

Scotland introducing a first hydrogen taxi

France is leading the way, with the first fleet worldwide (Hype service), but Scotland’ is interested by hydrogen taxis as well. A one year pilot is about to begin in Aberdeen. A Hyundai ix35 hydrogen fuel cell car was granted a private hire taxi licence by Aberdeen City Council in September and has now been [...]

By |2017-10-27T09:33:23+00:00October 27th, 2017|Automotive|Comments Off on Scotland introducing a first hydrogen taxi

Tokyo motorshow also welcomes Mercedes GLC fuel cell SUV

Mercedes-Benz is presenting pre-production models of the new GLC F-CELL, marking the next milestone on the road to zero-emissions driving. Under the designation EQ Power, the latest electric model (destined for subsequent series production) from the Mercedes-Benz family is doubly electrifying. As a world first, it is set to combine innovative fuel-cell and battery technology [...]

By |2017-10-25T14:32:29+00:00October 25th, 2017|Automotive|Comments Off on Tokyo motorshow also welcomes Mercedes GLC fuel cell SUV

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