Forklifts turn to hydrogen in France, thanks to Air Liquide

Air Liquide has been chosen by FM Logistic, an international group whose expertise lies in logistics and supply chains, to provide support for its projected deployment of hydrogen-powered forklift trucks on its sites. At the Neuville-aux-Bois logistics platform, located near the city of Orléans, this provider installed a hydrogen charging station that will initially service [...]

By |2015-05-12T14:11:23+00:00March 30th, 2015|Hydrogen Distribution|Comments Off on Forklifts turn to hydrogen in France, thanks to Air Liquide

EP Tender : another approach for a fuel-cell powered range extender

While some carmakers (Toyota, Honda and Hyundai) are developing or already offer fuel cell powered models, other companies are considering a range extender that could use hydrogen too. This is the case for SymbioFCell, a french tech start up, helped by Michelin (as a stakeholder) and the CEA (atomic energy agency). The technology is applied [...]

By |2015-05-12T14:11:49+00:00March 29th, 2015|Automotive|Comments Off on EP Tender : another approach for a fuel-cell powered range extender

France is reconsidering hydrogen for the future

You may have heard about the new industrial plan for France, pushed by former economy minister Arnaud Montebourg. 34 plans had been announced, in order to adress many sectors, but the governement wants to reduce that number and to have better synergies. It's the case for energy. At the beginning, it was only focused on [...]

By |2015-05-12T14:12:19+00:00March 25th, 2015|General|Comments Off on France is reconsidering hydrogen for the future

Lyon is rolling for hydrogen with HyWay project

In early march, Lyon welcomed a fair dedicated to renewable energies (salon EnR). It was the opportunity to showcase the HyWay project, which aims to put on the road a fleet of 50 electric cars with a fuel cell range extender. The vehicles are Renault Kangoo ZE, powered by SymbioFCell, an innovative french SME. Thanks [...]

By |2015-05-12T14:13:24+00:00March 19th, 2015|Automotive|Comments Off on Lyon is rolling for hydrogen with HyWay project

Hyundai fuel cell car now on sale in France

What a nice Surprise ! Hyundai has announced the public pricing of the ix35 FC for France. The first fuel cell model of the Korean carmaker is sold €59700, VAT included and with the help of a €6300 super bonus from public authorities. It's the first car of its category available in the country. At [...]

By |2015-05-12T14:14:00+00:00March 14th, 2015|Automotive|Comments Off on Hyundai fuel cell car now on sale in France

Fuel cell cars go heavy on lightweight construction at JEC showcase

  At the JEC Europe showcase, held in Paris and dedicated to composites, lightweight construction in the automotive industry is one of the major topics. OEMs and suppliers come to show materials and processes enabling cars to comply with CO2 régulation, while offering the same level of safety. This year, fuel cell cars have stolen [...]

By |2015-05-12T14:15:06+00:00March 11th, 2015|Automotive|Comments Off on Fuel cell cars go heavy on lightweight construction at JEC showcase

Carlos Ghosn remains cautious about hydrogen, but doesn’t say no

During the Geneva motor show, the CEO of Renault-Nissan has made statements about hydrogen. He doesn't deny the interest of the fuel cell as a long term solution, but considers there's no need to step onto that energy in a significant way. In fact, Mr Ghosn is disappointed by the low penetration of electric cars. He thinks [...]

By |2015-05-12T14:15:30+00:00March 8th, 2015|Automotive|Comments Off on Carlos Ghosn remains cautious about hydrogen, but doesn’t say no

More orders than expected for the Toyota Mirai

About 1500 orders have been recorded for the Mirai since its commercial launch in december 2014 in Japan. Initially, the carmaker had a target of 400 sales for its domestic market. Due to a stronger demand than expected, delivery delays  will take more time. 60 % of orders come from goverment, administrations and companies and 40 % [...]

By |2015-05-12T14:16:21+00:00March 8th, 2015|Automotive|Comments Off on More orders than expected for the Toyota Mirai

Japanese carmakers join to accelerate hydrogen station infrastructure

Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. have agreed to work together to help accelerate the development of hydrogen station infrastructure for fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). To gain popularity, it is not only important that attractive products be launched. A refuelling infrastructure must also be developed, as it should have [...]

By |2015-05-12T14:18:51+00:00March 8th, 2015|Automotive|Comments Off on Japanese carmakers join to accelerate hydrogen station infrastructure

Geneva Motor Show : only water from fuel cell vehicles

At the last Geneva Motor Show, several OEMs have presented a fuel cell model : Toyota with the Mirai, Honda with the FCV concept, Hyundai with the ix35 FC and Volkswagen with the Golf Hymotion. But, at least two of them have decided to put the emphasis on water. Why ? Because water vapor is [...]

By |2015-05-12T14:18:23+00:00March 8th, 2015|Automotive|Comments Off on Geneva Motor Show : only water from fuel cell vehicles

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