Toyota unveils a more efficient hydrogen truck

The japanese company just revealed the Project Portal 2.0, during the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars, in Northern Michigan. The new hydrogen truck, known internally as "Beta," expands on the capabilities of Toyota's first Project Portal test vehicle by increasing the estimated range to more than 300 miles per fill. The truck [...]

By |2018-07-31T10:28:14+00:00July 31st, 2018|Transport|Comments Off on Toyota unveils a more efficient hydrogen truck

An automotive fuel cell expert joins Nikola Motor as VP

Nikola Motors has hired Jesse Schneider as vice president of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. This automotive industry veteran spent most of his career working for BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Schneider has spent nearly 20 years in vehicle electrification, fuel cells, electric and hydrogen infrastructure and tanks at automakers in Germany, the United States and China. He [...]

By |2018-04-15T17:09:21+00:00April 15th, 2018|Transport|Comments Off on An automotive fuel cell expert joins Nikola Motor as VP

Siemens and Ballard team up for the hydrogen train

Siemens and Ballard Power Systems, a Canadian manufacturer of fuel cells, plan the joint development of a fuel cell drive for the Mireo train platform. Working together, the two companies intend to develop a new generation of fuel cells with an especially long lifecycle and high power density as well as improved efficiency. The long-term [...]

By |2018-03-18T16:33:21+00:00March 20th, 2018|Transport|Comments Off on Siemens and Ballard team up for the hydrogen train

Hydrogen buses to appear in 2019 in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council has just approved a pilot scheme which will see at least 20 new cleaner, zero emission hydrogen-fuelled buses in the streets. The scheme aims to reduce nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels on key bus routes, which in turn will support the council in its work to reduce air pollution and become compliant with [...]

By |2017-11-02T11:56:03+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Transport|Comments Off on Hydrogen buses to appear in 2019 in Birmingham

Toyota hydrogen truck already on the road

The possible future of heavy-duty trucking recently hit the streets in the form iof “Project Portal” – a hydrogen fuel cell system designed for heavy-duty truck use, by Toyota North America.  The zero-emission class 8 truck proof of concept has completed more than 4,000 successful development miles, while progressively pulling drayage rated cargo weight, and emitting [...]

By |2017-10-16T21:19:56+00:00October 17th, 2017|Transport|Comments Off on Toyota hydrogen truck already on the road

Ricardo teams with California Fuel Cell Partnership to pave way for hydrogen trucks

Ricardo Strategic Consulting is collaborating with the California Fuel Cell Partnership to provide economic modelling tools that will enable the assessment of total cost of ownership of future fuel cell trucks, and hydrogen stations necessary to support commercial operation. Founded in 1999, the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) is an industry-government collaboration that aims to [...]

By |2017-06-11T12:36:15+00:00June 11th, 2017|Transport|Comments Off on Ricardo teams with California Fuel Cell Partnership to pave way for hydrogen trucks

Bus operators launch Fuel Cell Bus procurement in Germany and South Tyrol 

A new joint procurement activity has just been launched in Germany thanks to FCH JU funded project JIVE. Wuppertal based WSW mobil GmbH has tendered the procurement of 63 fuel cell buses for operation in public transport. WSW is coordinating the joint procurement for its partners Verkehrs‐Verbund Mainz‐ Wiesbaden GmbH, traffiQ Frankfurt, Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH [...]

By |2017-06-09T15:30:28+00:00June 9th, 2017|Transport|Comments Off on Bus operators launch Fuel Cell Bus procurement in Germany and South Tyrol 

ITM Power gains new contracts for fuel cell buses

The energy storage and clean fuel company is rapidly developing market for refuelling fuel cell electric buses (FCEBs). ITM Power has £23.02m of projects under contract and a further £4.16m of contracts in the final stages of negotiation constituting a total pipeline of £27.18m. In an update, the company announces to have secured £5.5m for its [...]

By |2017-06-06T09:27:59+00:00June 6th, 2017|Transport|Comments Off on ITM Power gains new contracts for fuel cell buses

Scania ready for hydrogen

Even if electrification and various hybrid and alternative fuel solutions are already attracting a lot of attention, the swedish truck manufacturer believes it's time to think about hydrogen fuel-cell technology. The company is in partnership with Norwegian goods wholesaler Asko to test hydrogen gas propulsion in trucks. In that configuration, the trucks are fitted with [...]

By |2017-05-31T21:26:05+00:00May 31st, 2017|Transport|Comments Off on Scania ready for hydrogen

Ballard team up with Kenworth to build a fuel cell powered truck

Ballard Power Systems will work with Kenworth company to power with its FCveloCity-HD 85-kilowatt fuel cell engine a hybrid class 8 drayage truck. This vehicle is planned to haul shipping containers from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to area warehouses and intermodal facilities during a two-year demonstration program. The fuel cell engine [...]

By |2017-05-22T14:22:15+00:00May 22nd, 2017|Transport|Comments Off on Ballard team up with Kenworth to build a fuel cell powered truck

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