Volkswagen may be moving away from hydrogen fuel cells

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Automaker could be ditching fuel cells in favor of batteries German automaker Volkswagen may be starting to distance itself from hydrogen fuel cells. The company has long been ambivalent concerning these energy systems, preferring batteries that can power new vehicles. In recent years, the automaker had shown more interest in fuel cells, particularly through its Audi brand. This is changing, however, as Volkswagen begins to focus more of its attention on clean vehicles. Volkswagen has plans to embrace battery technology The automaker has not been shy with its criticisms regarding…

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Ballard joins the global Hydrogen Council

Ballard Power Joins Hydrogen Council - Forming of Business Partnership

Ballard will be joining internationally-recognized advisory group Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of fuel cell technology, has announced that it has been officially invited to join the Hydrogen Council. The organization is an internationally-recognized advisory group. The Hydrogen Council is meant to provide long-term insight on the capabilities of fuel cells and how they can be used in the future. The organization was officially launched earlier this year at the World Economic Forum 2017 in Switzerland. Organization aims to promote the use of fuel cells and hydrogen-based technologies As…

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Audi issues more purchase orders for hydrogen fuel cells

Automaker seeks to accelerate the adoption of fuel cells German automaker Audi has issued new purchase orders to Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, in order to accelerate key development activities. The purchase orders are part of the Volkswagen Group’s overarching plans to begin incorporating clean technology more aggressively. As the owner of Audi, Volkswagen’s interests in hydrogen fuel cells were expected to trickle down to its other divisions. Audi already has a history with fuel cell technology, showing support for how these energy systems can…

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Audi sets its sights on clean vehicles

Automaker is becoming more involved in clean transportation German automaker Audi is looking to embrace clean transportation more heavily in the coming years. The company has begun showing strong interest in clean technology and how renewable solutions can be used to power future vehicles. Now, the company plans to have electric vehicles comprise as much as 30% of its sales by 2025. The automaker will also be launching vehicles equipped with hydrogen fuel cells and those that can operate themselves thanks to autonomous technology. Clean vehicles will become a major…

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Audi shows off its new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

Audi has unveiled its new concept car, which is equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell Audi has recently revealed its first fuel cell vehicle, called the h-tron quattro. The vehicle currently exists as a concept car, with Audi showcasing its technology and capabilities at the Detroit Auto Show. The technology behind the vehicle may be used in a future production vehicle, especially as Audi becomes more interested in clean transportation. The vehicle is equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell, which consumes hydrogen to produce electrical power. This process does not…

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Kia Motors to bring a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to the market by 2020

Kia is developing a new hydrogen fuel cell stack to power clean vehicles Kia Motors recently announced ambitious plans to become a leader in clean transportation and has revealed plans to develop a new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. The automaker believes that the vehicle will be ready for mass production in 2020 and it has formed partnerships with some 300 companies to develop a new hydrogen fuel cell stack that will power the vehicle. Initial production will stand at 1,000 units a year, with Kia ramping up production as demand…

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Audi acquires hydrogen fuel cell patents from Ballard

Audi has gained access to fuel cell patents from Ballard Power Systems Rumors have circulated for some time that German automaker Audi is looking to developer a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. While the automaker has hinted at such plans, claiming that it is on the verge of making a major reveal, Audi has not yet provided any concrete details concerning such plans. Now, however, Audi has acquired a number of patents concerning hydrogen fuel cell technology from Ballard Power Systems, a Canadian developer of fuel cells. Ballard and Audi will…

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Audi may soon reveal plans for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

Audi has high hopes for fuel cells and could be revealing a new fuel cell vehicle in the near future Officials at German automaker Audi have confirmed that the company is on the verge of showing off its new vehicle that is equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell. The company has explained that the fuel cell vehicle will be more dynamic and more efficient than other vehicles that it has offered. One of the attractive features of the fuel cell vehicle will be its high range, as fuel cells are…

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German automakers are torn on batteries and hydrogen fuel cells

Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz differ on approach to clean transportation Three German automakers are trying to determine whether batteries or hydrogen fuel cells will be the future of transportation. Audi is one of these companies and has been working to expand the capabilities of lithium-ion batteries in order to make them more efficient. Both BMW and Mercedes-Benz are placing their bets on hydrogen fuel cells, however. These automakers have already delivered pure electric vehicles to the commercial market, but their hopes in battery technology are dwindling. Fuel cells are more…

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Audi Q6 to have a hydrogen fuel cell version

Audi has plans to make clean versions of its new Q6 vehicle German automaker Audi has been making progress in the development of its new clean vehicle line-up. The company has become interested in clean transportation, hoping to establish a stronger presence in markets that are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious while also complying with the emissions regulations taking root in these markets. Audi has now announced that it has plans to add a new plug-in hybrid and a fuel cell vehicle to its clean transportation line-up. Q6 will come as…

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Sunfire uses renewable energy to produce carbon neutral diesel

German startup has found a way to produce diesel that serves as a clean fuel A startup in Germany called Sunfire has developed a way to produce carbon neutral diesel using renewable energy, carbon dioxide, and water. The company has built a facility in Germany through a partnership with automaker Audi. The facility is home to the technology that makes this process possible, which leverages the power of electrolysis. Carbon neutral diesel could be a useful resource for those interested in clean transportation, especially as automakers seek to distance themselves…

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Audi highlights challenges facing hydrogen fuel cells

Audi believes that investments and infrastructure are significant challenges for the fuel cell sector German automaker Audi believes that investments and infrastructure are the two main challenges that are facing fuel cell vehicles. The company has expressed interest in these vehicles, going so far as to develop its own vehicles equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. These cars tend to be expensive due to the fact that they use fuel cells. Hydrogen fuel cells are made using a significant amount of platinum, which is one of the most expensive materials in…

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Volkswagen purchases hydrogen fuel cell technology from Ballard

Automaker makes a monumental deal with Ballard Power Systems German automaker Volkswagen has purchased hydrogen fuel cell technology from Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of fuel cells. The deal between the two companies is estimated to be worth approximately $122 million and it may advance Volkswagen’s plans concerning fuel cells and clean transportation. The automaker has been working on developing a fuel cell vehicle and forming a better understanding of fuel cell technology. Volkswagen has shown somewhat limited interest in fuel cell technology when compared to other automakers. Deal…

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BMW revises its vision of its hydrogen fuel vehicle

German automaker is making changes to its new fuel cell vehicle German automaker BMW is revising its vision on its future hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. The company has been showing interest in clean vehicles for some time, and has produced several battery electric vehicles to accommodate consumer demand. As fuel cells have become more efficient, many automakers have begun using these energy systems to power a new generation of vehicles. Developing these vehicles has been a difficult endeavor for the auto industry, however, which has lead to many companies working…

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Audi continues to research clean transportation

Audi expands its research on renewable energy and clean fuels German automaker Audi has been looking for ways to make transportation more environmentally friendly. This is a trend that has become quite prominent within the global auto industry and it is becoming especially prominent as the world’s governments adopt stricter regulations concerning carbon emissions. Like other automakers, Audi is examining the viability of hydrogen fuel cells as well as lithium-ion batteries. Audi, however, does not claim to know how the future of clean transportation will manifest and has been diversifying…

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Audi to build new methane production factory in Germany

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Audi announces plans for fuel production facility Acclaimed automaker Audi has announced that it will be building a new fuel production facility in Germany. The facility will make use of surplus energy produced by the country’s renewable power sources, such as wind and solar energy. This surplus energy will be used to produce methane gas from water and carbon dioxide. The venture is expected to help remove a significant amount of carbon emissions from the environment while also producing a gas that can be used as an efficient fuel. Technology…

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