Toyota is accelerating its plans with fuel cell buses

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Automaker is bringing its Sora fuel cell buses to Japan Toyota will begin accelerating its plans to deploy buses equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. The automaker has been working to promote fuel cell technology for some time and has managed to find modest success in this endeavor. The majority of these buses will be launched in Tokyo where hydrogen has been gaining popularity. The company recently showcased its new Sora fuel cell buses, which will be the first to make use of advanced fuel cell technology developed by Toyota. New…

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Solar energy may be the solution to sustainable hydrogen fuel production

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Using solar power to generate hydrogen is becoming a popular idea Finding ways to use renewable energy to produce hydrogen fuel has become very important in the clean power space. Currently, conventional hydrogen production is heavily reliant on the use of fossil-fuels, such as natural gas. This makes hydrogen significantly less environmentally friendly than it is meant to be because the production process is responsible for a large amount of emissions production. Now, however, concentrated solar energy may be the ideal solution when it comes to sustainable hydrogen fuel production.…

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Japan continues efforts to embrace hydrogen fuel

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Japan is working to build a hydrogen society The Japanese government is working to move forward with its plans to establish a functioning hydrogen society. The country has become heavily invested in hydrogen fuel in recent years, hoping to distance itself from fossil-fuels and make more use of clean energy. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is now calling for both the public and private sectors to come together and promote the use of hydrogen fuel for energy and transportation. Cost of hydrogen may drop significantly by 2050 One of the government’s…

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New hydrogen fuel bus revealed in Central China

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Chinese city set to receive more fuel cell buses A new hydrogen-powered bus has been unveiled in Central China. The bus comes from the aptly named Wuhan Tiger Fuel Cell Vehicle Co. and will be operating in the City of Wuhan. The vehicle is equipped with new technology that allows it to intelligently detect any malfunctions it may be experiencing. The bus is just one of several new hydrogen-powered vehicles that are coming to China. Several Chinese cities are beginning to invest in making their public transit systems more environmentally…

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Honda is moving forward with fuel cells and batteries

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Automakers hopes two-thirds of its vehicle sales will come from battery electrics Japanese automaker Honda is hard at work developing a new generation of clean vehicles. Currently, the company does not yet offer any hybrid or battery electric vehicles. Honda has seen a major shift in the transportation world, however, and is eager to accommodate new trends that are emerging throughout the auto industry. The company intends to see two-thirds of its sales come from vehicles equipped with batteries by 2030. The company is also investing heavily in hydrogen fuel…

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Hydrogen fuel continues to gain momentum in Scotland

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Scottish Cities Alliance will continue to work toward developing smart cities and embracing hydrogen fuel The Scottish Cities Alliance has reaffirmed its partnership through the next four years. The coalition is comprised of the cities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth, and Stirling. It focuses on supporting economic growth throughout Scotland. With commitment to the partnership being secured, the Scottish Cities Alliance intends to focus heavily on the promotion of “smart cities” as well as the use of hydrogen fuel and fuel cell systems. New technology can help improve…

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Company aims to bring hydrogen fuel cells to electric vehicles

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myFC is developing a fuel cell extender for electric vehicles Sweden’s myFC has announced that it will be accelerating its development of a new fuel cell range extender for electric vehicles. The company has been working to develop such a product for some time. The fuel cell system is meant to extend how long battery electric vehicles can operate before they need to recharge. The fuel cell would generate electricity through the consumption of hydrogen fuel and provide this electricity to the vehicle’s battery system. Company plans to showcase prototype…

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New investment helps Nikola advance development of hydrogen fuel truck

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WABCO invests $10 million in Nikola WABCO Holdings, a commercial vehicle technology and service provider, has announced that it will be investing in the Nikola Motor Company. Nikola is a relatively new startup that is focused on the development of clean commercial vehicles. The company has plans to compete with other automakers that intend to launch electric semi-trucks. Unlike others, however, Nikola will be powering its new trucks with hydrogen fuel cells. WABCO has invested some $10 million to support this endeavor. Companies will work to create better safety technologies…

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Hydrogen fuel to power experimental taxi service in Dubai

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RTA launches new initiative to use fuel cell vehicles to power taxis Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched the region’s first hydrogen-powered taxi fleet. RTA will be using the Toyota Mirai for its new fleet. The new initiative is meant to highlight the capabilities of clean vehicles and how they can be used to cut emissions. Hydrogen fuel cells have become quite prominent in the transportation space, especially among organizations looking to make taxi fleets and public transportation services more environmentally friendly. Mirai will be used as part…

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Sale of fuel cell vehicles is on the rise worldwide

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Report shows that some 6,000 fuel cell vehicles will have been sold by the end of 2017 Information Trends, a leading market research company, has released a new report concerning the growing market for fuel cell vehicles. The report suggests that as many as 6,000 of these vehicles will have been sold worldwide by the end of this year. Vehicles equipped with hydrogen fuel cells have been gaining momentum throughout the year, but still remain relatively rare among consumers in many countries. These cars have found the majority of their…

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Clean vehicles may kill internal combustion engines by 2050

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Toyota believes that conventional engines will soon be extinct Toyota believes that internal combustion engines will become extinct by 2050. The company’s head of its research and development division, Seigo Kuzumaki, suggests that this will happen due to changing emissions regulations and the growing adoption of clean vehicles. Toyota is poising itself to be prepared for this apparent inevitability by focusing more heavily on clean technology, such as hydrogen fuel cells. The automaker already offers a fuel cell vehicle in its Mirai and intends to launch many new clean vehicles…

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Researchers develop new system to produce hydrogen fuel from sunlight and seawater

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Research team has developed a system that uses sunlight to produce hydrogen Scientists from the University of Central Florida have developed a new way to produce hydrogen fuel. A team has created a new system that uses nanoparticles to capture sunlight and convert electricity, which is then used to convert seawater into hydrogen. The process is completely reliant on renewable energy, taking the emissions problem out of hydrogen fuel production. Conventional hydrogen production is heavily reliant on fossil-fuels, which makes this fuel less environmentally friendly than intended. Using clean power…

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Hyundai to showcase new clean vehicles at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Automaker will be putting autonomous clean vehicles to use in its native South Korea Automaker Hyundai will be showcasing its new vehicles at the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games that are being hosted in South Korea. The company is the largest automaker in South Korea and has grown more focused on developing clean vehicles in recent years. Now, the company plans to bring 4,100 new vehicles to the Winter Olympics. The automaker will also be providing funding to help operate and maintain these vehicles throughout the course of the…

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New catalyst could make fuel cells much less expensive

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Researchers draw inspiration from ancient Egyptian artists A team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins University are developing a new catalyst that has drawn inspiration from ancient Egypt. The new catalyst could be a useful tool in making hydrogen fuel cells less expensive without also sacrificing their performance or efficiency. Researchers took inspiration from ancient Egyptian artists when developing the new catalyst. In the past, these artists would use a technique called “gilding.” The technique involves covering inexpensive materials, such as copper, in a thin layer of gold, thereby creating…

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Toyota has ambitious new plans for electric vehicles

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Toyota intends to launch more than 10 new electric vehicles by 2020 Japanese automaker Toyota has unveiled plans to ramp up production on electric vehicles. The company believes that clean transportation is becoming more important and it must adapt in order to remain competitive in the global market. Toyota plans to launch more than 10 new electric vehicles by 2020. Some of these vehicles may be powered by hydrogen fuel cells, which have garnered a great deal of attention from the company in recent years. Hydrogen fuel cells remain a…

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Hyundai has big plans for new electric vehicles

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Automaker is beginning to place more focus on electric vehicles South Korean automaker Hyundai has plans to ramp up its production of electric vehicles. The automaker has already established a position in the clean transportation market, but believes it has been late in doing so. Hyundai senior vice president Lee Ki-sang suggests that the company could have been the first to bring electric vehicles to the market. Instead, the company has focused on more conventional cars, only recently investing more heavily in clean technology. Hyundai plans to launch a new…

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