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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 | November 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 | November 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 | October 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 | October 25th, 2017|Automotive|Comments Off on Tokyo motorshow also welcomes Mercedes GLC fuel cell SUV

3 millions miles made by fuel cell Hyundai vehicles in California

Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell drivers have accumulated more than three million miles on the roads and highways of both Southern and Northern California. These fuel cell CUVs have emitted only clean water vapor, and by so doing, have replaced approximately 1,140 tons of CO2 emissions that would have been emitted by vehicles of similar size [...]

By | October 8th, 2017|Automotive|Comments Off on 3 millions miles made by fuel cell Hyundai vehicles in California

20 Toyota Mirai deployed in Hamburg for a ride sharing service

Last week in Hamburg, the first 20 (out of a total 35) Toyota Mirai were handed over to the CleverShuttle ridesharing service. This makes it the world’s largest fleet of fuel-cell vehicles run by a single operator, according Toyota (which is not true, by the way, 50 vehicles are used for BeeZero car sharing service [...]

By | September 16th, 2017|Automotive|Comments Off on 20 Toyota Mirai deployed in Hamburg for a ride sharing service

Future-oriented filtration solutions for fuel cell and high voltage battery systems at MANN+HUMMEL

At the Frankfurt motor show, the german supplier will showcase new products, in order to prepare the mobility of the future. It is not yet clear whether this technology will in future dominate the market, or whether in future there will be a number of different, equally preferred forms of drive technology. However, MANN+HUMMEL has developed [...]

By | September 10th, 2017|Automotive|Comments Off on Future-oriented filtration solutions for fuel cell and high voltage battery systems at MANN+HUMMEL

A lightweight plastic tank available for hydrogen storage showcased during Frankfurt motor show

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has introduced a material solution for high-pressure composite tanks for hydrogen storage in its continuing mission to help reduce CO2 emissions. The two-part tank design features a proven, blow molded liner made of Akulon Fuel Lock, a polyamide 6-based engineering plastic with a [...]

By | September 4th, 2017|Automotive|Comments Off on A lightweight plastic tank available for hydrogen storage showcased during Frankfurt motor show

More than half of all H2 cars are sold in California

Globally, over 1,600 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles were sold or leased in the first half of 2017, according to Information Trends, a Washington-based market consulting company. More than 1,000 of these vehicles were sold in California, the only state in the U.S. where these vehicles are commercially available. Less than 500 of these vehicles were [...]

By | August 25th, 2017|Automotive|Comments Off on More than half of all H2 cars are sold in California

New report highlights climate footprint of electric car battery production

In the quest for greater mileage per charge, electric car batteries are getting much bigger. But since battery production is energy consuming and to some extent cancels out climate benefit, it is vital that production becomes more energy efficient and that the use of fossil electricity is minimized, reveals a report that IVL Swedish Environmental [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|Automotive|Comments Off on New report highlights climate footprint of electric car battery production
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