50 more deliveries for Hyundai fuel cell vehicle in Europe

During October, Hyundai Motor has delivered another 50 units of its ix35 Fuel Cell for distribution to customers across Europe, extending the company’s leadership in fuel cell vehicle roll-out. This shipment, Europe’s largest ever delivery of hydrogen-powered cars, brings the total number of Hyundai fuel cell electric vehicles in Europe to over 250, more than [...]

By |2015-11-29T21:42:31+00:00November 30th, 2015|Automotive|Comments Off on 50 more deliveries for Hyundai fuel cell vehicle in Europe

First Toyota Mirai delivered in California

The first 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car in the U.S. was delivered on November 9. The owner is Glenn Rambach, a 70-year-old engineer specialized in hydrogen fuel cells. He lives in Roseville, in the north of Sacramento. Since then, the japanese automaker has already delivered 21 more units of the Mirai to customers in the Golden State. [...]

By |2015-11-24T16:05:04+00:00November 25th, 2015|Automotive|Comments Off on First Toyota Mirai delivered in California

Mercedes on track to launch a fuel cell powered SUV in 2018

According to Autocar, Mercedes is targeting a fuel cell vehicle. Thomas Weber, Mercedes’ head of research and development, told the british website that the company had finalised the engineering parameters for the new model. “We are targeting a combined range for the fuel cell and battery of up to 600km, along with a refuelling time [...]

By |2015-11-23T10:40:45+00:00November 23rd, 2015|Automotive|Comments Off on Mercedes on track to launch a fuel cell powered SUV in 2018

GM is developing a fuel cell off road pick-up for US Army

General Motors is preparing for the U.S. Army a Chevrolet Colorado that will run on a commercial hydrogen fuel cell propulsion. The choice of this technology is based on very high low-end torque capability, that is useful in off-road environments. It also offers exportable electric power and quiet operation, attractive characteristics to both commercial and military use. [...]

By |2015-11-20T18:54:38+00:00November 20th, 2015|Automotive|Comments Off on GM is developing a fuel cell off road pick-up for US Army

A new way to produce cleaner and cheaper hydrogen with Silicon Solar Cells

Scientists from Jülich research center in Luxembourg found a way to produce hydrogen, in an environmentally friendly manner. They have developed a multijunction solar cell made of silicon which can be manufactured comparatively cheaply and produces hydrogen directly from sunlight using the principle of artificial photosynthesis. The Jülich scientists considerably increased the efficiency of such solar modules [...]

By |2015-11-16T10:07:34+00:00November 16th, 2015|General|Comments Off on A new way to produce cleaner and cheaper hydrogen with Silicon Solar Cells

Technical details on Audi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro

During the Future Performance Days event, in its headquarters in Germany, the brand unveiled its electrification strategy. It was the opportunity to give some technical details on the latest prototype, the A7 Sportback h-tron quattro. Like the engine of a conventional A7 Sportback, the fuel cell of the Audi technical concept car is mounted in the [...]

By |2015-11-12T17:14:51+00:00November 12th, 2015|Automotive|Comments Off on Technical details on Audi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro

Berkeley Lab awarded for fuel cells and hydrogen research

Berkeley Lab has been awarded $8 million for two new DOE research efforts, one to find new materials for hydrogen storage and another for optimizing fuel-cell performance and durability. In addition, the Lab is leading a range of other hydrogen and fuel cell research projects aimed at developing next-generation fuel cell and related energy-conversion technologies. “Berkeley Lab has [...]

By |2015-11-10T09:46:05+00:00November 10th, 2015|General|Comments Off on Berkeley Lab awarded for fuel cells and hydrogen research

Low carbon automotive innovations could create millions of jobs by 2030 and help revitalize Europe’s growth

Europe could improve its growth prospects and create 500,000 to 1.1 million net additional jobs in 2030 through auto sector innovation. Increased technology to cut fuel consumption would allow the EU to reduce its dependence on foreign oil and deliver between €58 and €83 billion a year in fuel savings for the EU economy by [...]

By |2015-11-16T09:50:11+00:00November 9th, 2015|General|Comments Off on Low carbon automotive innovations could create millions of jobs by 2030 and help revitalize Europe’s growth

HyER leaves EHA to open its own office in Brussels

Since November 1, HyER (Hydrogen, fuel cells and electromobility in European Regions) is being operated as an independent office in Brussels. It's a new start for the organisation, that has been hosted for the last 7,5 years by the European Hydrogen Association, EHA. In 2008, the EHA began working with HyER's predecessor, HyRaMP, hosting the secretariat in [...]

By |2015-11-06T17:28:31+00:00November 6th, 2015|General|Comments Off on HyER leaves EHA to open its own office in Brussels

Nissan not in hurry to launch a fuel cell powered car

Tokyo Motor Show is still open and visitors can see hydrogen cars from Honda and Toyota, as well as concept cars from Lexus and Daimler. But, what about Nissan ? The CEO, Carlos Ghosn, still appears reticent about the technology. But, in a interview with Automotive News, he said that the brand is developing a fuel-cell [...]

By |2015-11-03T19:37:27+00:00November 4th, 2015|Automotive|Comments Off on Nissan not in hurry to launch a fuel cell powered car

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