Toyota fuel cell vehicle may come to market sooner than expected

Toyota is pushing to bring its new vehicle to the market more quickly Toyota may bring its hydrogen-powered sedan to the market sooner than expected. The Japanese automaker has been hard at work promoting the benefits of fuel cell technology and how these energy systems can be used in transportation. Toyota has faced criticism for its efforts from those that favor battery electrics, but the automaker has remained resolute in its belief that hydrogen fuel is the future of clean transportation. The company now has plans to bring its fuel…

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Clean Transportation is a Difficult Problem

The challenges facing clean transportation are much more complicated than which clean vehicle is best The debate surrounding the value of fuel cell vehicles and their potential in a major market has been raging for several years now. Many people believe that fuel cells are simple not viable for transportation purposes. Lithium-ion batteries are generally considered to be ideal for clean vehicles, but battery technology is not well suited for the needs of most drivers. Despite the apparent opposition from consumers, much of the auto industry has become somewhat infatuated…

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GM takes an aggressive step on clean transportation

Automaker has ambitious plans when it comes to changing the face of transportation General Motors recently announced that it has begun overhauling many of its operations in order to become more sustainable. This is a trend that is becoming increasingly common in the auto industry, especially as automakers begin to feel pressure from the world’s governments that are concerning with clean energy and emissions. Many governments are introducing new emissions standards that are specifically targeting transportation. This means that automakers are beginning to feel the need to produce environmentally friendly…

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GM and Honda reveal plans concerning hydrogen fuel cells

Partnership between automakers may have a major impact on fuel cells and transportation Last year, prominent automakers Honda and General Motors entered into a partnership concerning hydrogen fuel cells and their use in transportation. Both companies have a strong interest in clean transportation, with Honda boasting of its own hydrogen-powered vehicle operating in California and General Motors working to improve fuel cell technology for vehicles. The partnership between these two companies have been shrouded in mystery, to some degree, with both companies simply suggesting that they would work together to…

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Daimler CEO has little favor for hydrogen fuel cars

CEO has yet to be won over by the concept of fuel cells in transportation Daimler, one of the world’s leading automakers, has been a supporter of hydrogen fuel for the past few years. The company, alongside its various offshoots, has been aiding in the development of a hydrogen fuel infrastructure throughout Europe in the hopes of building a strong foundation for the release of hydrogen fuel cars. While the company has been showing support for fuel cells and their use in transportation, its CEO, Dieter Zetsche, has little hope…

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Ford introduces solar energy vehicle

Ford puts a new twist on clean transportation While much of the global auto industry is beginning to focus on hydrogen fuel cells, Ford has opted to take a different approach on the issue of clean transportation. Ford has a stake in electric vehicles, but has not been convinced of the viability of fuel cells. Instead, the automaker believes solar energy would be a better option for powering a car. Ford has unveiled its C-Max Solar Energi concept vehicle, which aims to put a new spin on clean transportation. Vehicle…

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Tesla wins tax break in California

Electric vehicles continue to win support in California Electric vehicles have become more than a passing fad, especially in California. Clean transportation has become a major focus for the state and automakers have targeted California as a major market for a new generation of vehicles equipped with lithium-ion batteries and hydrogen fuel cells. Battery electrics have become quite popular with the help of Tesla Motors and the automaker has begun receiving strong support from consumers and the state’s government alike. State provides $34.7 million tax break to automaker California has…

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Automaker announces plans for hydrogen fuel vehicle

Mercedes-Benz continues support of fuel cells Mercedes-Benz has a strong history with hydrogen fuel. The German automaker was the first to take three hydrogen-powered vehicles it had developed on a world tour in 2011. This initiative was meant to showcase the abilities of hydrogen fuel cells and dispel some of the criticism that had come to surround the energy systems. The tour proved quite successful, as the automaker’s vehicles were able to accomplish their goals without encountering any significant problems. Automaker shows some concern regarding challenges that lay ahead While…

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Kia to begin producing hydrogen fuel vehicles in 2015

Kia shows interest in hydrogen fuel South Korean automaker Kia has announced plans to release its hydrogen-powered vehicle in 2015. These plans are similar to those coming from other automakers from around the world, but Kia plans to only release approximately 1,000 units for the initial production cycle. This is due to the lack of a comprehensive hydrogen fuel infrastructure in prominent markets. Without an adequate infrastructure, hydrogen-powered vehicles are not expected to find any significant success with consumers in prominent markets. Auto industry continues to invest in infrastructure Automakers…

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Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle reaches major milestone

GM hydrogen fuel cell vehicle makes significant progress American automaker General Motors has announced that its hydrogen fuel research vehicle has reaches major milestone this week. The vehicle, called the Equinox, is meant to demonstrate the capabilities of fuel cells in the transportation sector. General Motors has been using the Equinox to gather information on the performance of fuel cells and whether these energy systems can be used as a viable replacement for conventional engines. The research vehicle is not alone in the field, of course, as several other automakers…

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Toyota to unveil hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in 2014

Auto industry continues to show support for hydrogen fuel The global auto industry has taken a liking to hydrogen fuel in recent years. Indeed, most of the world’s largest automakers have announced plans to launch their own hydrogen-powered vehicles beginning in 2015. Toyota is one of these automakers but the company has yet to show off the design for its future hydrogen-powered vehicle. That will change next year, however, as the company has announced plans to finally unveil its fuel cell vehicle in January of 2014. Automaker shows support for…

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Auto industry could face a roadblock due to hydrogen fuel infrastructure

Hydrogen fuel infrastructure may pose a problem for automakers around the world The global auto industry has been showing a great deal of interest in hydrogen fuel cells in recent years. Prominent automakers are hyping their own hydrogen-powered vehicles, with many aiming to release these vehicles commercially between 2015 and 2017. The common consensus within the auto industry is that a comprehensive hydrogen fuel infrastructure will exist in many of the world’s most prominent markets by this time, ensuring the success of hydrogen-powered vehicles. This may not be the case,…

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BMW sees a future in hydrogen fuel

BMW electric vehicle could be the herald of future hydrogen fuel plans German automaker BMW has recently launched its highly anticipated electric vehicle, called the BMW i3. The vehicle has managed to garner praise due to the ambitious design direction coming from BMW. The automaker has taken steps to ensure that the vehicle is lightweight and performs to a standard that consumers have come to expect from the company. While the BMW i3 represents the automaker’s latest entry into the clean transportation arena, the automaker has its heart set on…

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UK investment could be a boon for hydrogen fuel

Hydrogen Fuel investment

Hydrogen fuel support increases in the UK Clean transportation is gaining momentum in the United Kingdom. The UK government has announced a partnership with 27 companies throughout the domestic auto industry that aims to provide support for efforts to develop zero-emissions vehicles. The government has made a large investment that will help build the Advanced Propulsion Center, whose aim is to develop clean vehicles with a relatively strong focus on hydrogen fuel. The investment may help push the UK beyond the U.S. and other European counties in terms of hydrogen…

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GM and Honda team for the sake of hydrogen fuel

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles - GM and Honda

New partnership could help resolve challenges facing hydrogen fuel Hydrogen fuel continues to gain ground in the field of transportation, but there are still several challenges that exist that could derail any progress made on this front. Many of these challenges are being confronted by the auto industry, but automakers are quickly coming to the realization that they cannot overcome these issues alone. While some automakers have managed to form partnerships with government bodies, a growing number of these companies are beginning to turn to one another for the sake…

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Toyota unveils ambitious plans for hydrogen fuel vehicles

Toyota Hydrogen fuel vehicle

Hydrogen fuel continues to gain traction in auto industry Much of the auto industry has become enthralled by hydrogen fuel cells. Large automakers like Honda, General Motors, Daimler, and Toyota have plans to launch their own hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2017, if not sooner. Hyundai is the most significant exception to this expectation, having already begun mass production on its hydrogen-powered vehicle. Though Hyundai has managed to break the mold, much of the auto industry remains fixed on the 2017 date, but that may be changing as fuel cell technology begins…

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