Honda delivers first Clarity FC to METI in Japan

Honda has made its first delivery of the Clarity Fuel Cell car to the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Honda’s president and CEO, Takahiro Hachigo, gave the keys to Mr Tsuyoshi Hoshino, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry at a ceremony held at the METI offices. Mr. Hoshino commented, “When I [...]

By |2016-03-31T19:29:04+00:00March 31st, 2016|Automotive|Comments Off on Honda delivers first Clarity FC to METI in Japan

Toyota Mirai coming soon to Northern Europe

Starting this summer, both Norway and Sweden will start deliveries, following other European countries that have introduced the Toyota Mirai in 2015 (UK, Germany and Denmark) or early 2016 (Belgium). In Norway, the launch of the fuel cell car comes at a time when on top of the 5 existing hydrogen stations in the east of the [...]

By |2016-03-29T14:06:35+00:00March 29th, 2016|Automotive|Comments Off on Toyota Mirai coming soon to Northern Europe

Hyundai fuel cell car sets new world records in London area

As part of the UK’s Hydrogen Week, the government-backed London Hydrogen Network Expansion project (LHNE) – of which Hyundai Motor is a partner - broke two new distance records for fuel cell vehicles with a ix35 FC. The first record was for the longest journey in the UK on a single tank of hydrogen, with 406 miles. Officially, [...]

By |2016-05-03T15:09:11+00:00March 26th, 2016|Automotive|Comments Off on Hyundai fuel cell car sets new world records in London area

Former Top Gear host keen on hydrogen

Hydrogen vehicles are slowly growing in popularity, but they have managed to capture the attention of Jeremy Clarkson, former host of the popular car show Top Gear. He recently wrote a column for the Sunday Times in which he notes his bafflement concerning the auto industry’s slow adoption of fuel cell technology. Clarkson made the point [...]

By |2016-03-24T10:08:06+00:00March 24th, 2016|Automotive|Comments Off on Former Top Gear host keen on hydrogen

Japan’s strong ambitions for hydrogen in 2020

According to Bloomberg, Japan is aiming to have 40,000 hydrogen-powered cars on its roads by 2020, with plans for a 20-fold expansion to 800,000 by 2030. These figures come from a report released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, outlining the future use of hydrogen and fuel cells. The country, whose prime minister [...]

By |2016-03-20T17:17:45+00:00March 21st, 2016|General|Comments Off on Japan’s strong ambitions for hydrogen in 2020

Hydrogen part of BMW iNext strategy

Under the banner of BMW iNEXT, the BMW Group plans to bring new forms of automated driving and digital connectivity together with a new generation of electric mobility, lightweight construction and trailblazing interior design that will set new standards for the customer's mobility experience. This technology transfer is the basis for the plug-in hybrid BMW [...]

By |2016-03-16T19:26:56+00:00March 16th, 2016|Automotive|Comments Off on Hydrogen part of BMW iNext strategy

Dutch team Forze H ready to compete with a hydrogen race car

Students of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have presented the design of their new hydrogen fuel cell race car. It's called the Forze VII. The new car is based on a LMP3 chassis and the energy to propel the vehicle will be generated by a 100 kW fuel cell, powered by hydrogen. The electric [...]

By |2016-03-13T18:08:33+00:00March 14th, 2016|Automotive|Comments Off on Dutch team Forze H ready to compete with a hydrogen race car

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell hits Japan roads

Honda Motor Co. began sales in Japan of its all-new fuel cell vehicle (FCV), the Clarity Fuel Cell. It is the world’s first five-passenger sedan type FCV, realized by making the fuel cell powertrain more compact using original Honda technologies and fitting it entirely under the hood of the car. Combined with the improved efficiency [...]

By |2016-03-12T16:48:04+00:00March 12th, 2016|General|Comments Off on Honda Clarity Fuel Cell hits Japan roads

H2 vehicles coming to Aberdeen for car sharing

Some places in the world are offering EVs for car sharing purposes. In Scotland, Aberdeen is the first to introduce H2 vehicles to the city's car club. The city council and car club partner Co-wheels unveiled the two Hyundai ix35 FC SUVs that will be used for this service. The cars will be made available for [...]

By |2016-03-10T18:06:35+00:00March 10th, 2016|Automotive|Comments Off on H2 vehicles coming to Aberdeen for car sharing

NHTSA proposes updating electrical safety requirements for fuel cell and mild hybrid vehicles

The US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to update electrical safety requirements for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and mild hybrid vehicles. GTR Nº 13, “Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles,” addresses hydrogen fuel cell vehicle technology. NHTSA closely collaborated with experts from contracting parties to the [...]

By |2016-03-05T19:46:40+00:00March 5th, 2016|Automotive|Comments Off on NHTSA proposes updating electrical safety requirements for fuel cell and mild hybrid vehicles

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