Shell seeks to provide more support for electric vehicles

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Shell will be working to build new fast-charging stations Royal Dutch Shell believes that electric vehicles will soon take less than 15 minutes to fully charge. Shell has partnered with several major automakers to make this a reality. Through these partnerships, the companies hope to deploy new fast-chargers throughout Europe in the coming years. This may help Shell establish a strong presence in the rapidly growing clean transportation market, where the demand for new infrastructure solutions is on the rise. Companies are coming together to secure the success of electric…

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Some 15 million fuel cell vehicles could be on the road by 2030

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Hydrogen Council believes fuel cell vehicles have a promising future The Hydrogen Council, a group comprised of some of the world’s leading automakers, believes that fuel cell vehicles will become much more prominent in the coming years. The organization predicts that as many as 15 million hydrogen-powered cars and 500,000 hydrogen-powered trucks will be on the road by 2030. If this is to become a reality, however, it may require an investment of potentially $300 billion. Automakers are investing aggressively in hydrogen fuel BMW, Toyota, and Hyundai are part of…

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BMW has ambitious plans for hydrogen fuel cells

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Automaker has plans to launch a new fuel cell vehicle in 2025 Automaker BMW has plans to launch a new fuel cell vehicle in 2025. The company has been experimenting with hydrogen fuel cells for some time. These energy systems generate electricity by consuming hydrogen. They have become popular in transportation because of their performance capabilities and the fact that they do not produce harmful emissions. BMW is one of several major automakers that are planning to launch new vehicles equipped with fuel cells in the coming years. BMW plans…

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New hydrogen dispenser could signal a brighter future for fuel cell vehicles

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Shell works with BMW subsidiary to design new hydrogen dispenser BMW and Shell have worked together to develop  new hydrogen dispenser that is meant to make the fueling process more efficient for drivers of fuel cell vehicles. Shell commissioned Designworks, a BMW subsidiary, to design the new hydrogen dispenser. Designworks specializes in developing solutions for the transportation space. The new hydrogen dispenser aims to create a seamless experience for those fueling their fuel cell vehicles, which are expected to become more common in the coming years. Fuel cell vehicles could…

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Kia to launch its first fuel cell vehicle in 2020

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Automaker has plans to bring a new fuel cell vehicle to the market South Korean automaker Kia has announced plans to launch its first fuel cell vehicle by 2020. The new vehicle is part of an overarching initiative from the Hyundai Motor Group, which is working to launch more environmentally friendly cars in the coming years. In 2018, Hyundai will be launching its next generation fuel cell vehicle and Kia is expected to take advantage of the clean transportation momentum that Hyundai has created. Hyundai continues to expand its presence…

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BMW is betting on both batteries and hydrogen fuel cells for the future of transportation

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BMW will be supporting both batteries and hydrogen fuel cells How the world powers its vehicles will be determined within the next 10 years, according to Ian Robertson, head of global sales and marketing for BMW. In recent years, BMW has been showing a greater interest in moving away from fossil-fuels in order to become more environmentally friendly and better accommodate the changing needs of consumers. The automaker believes that either hydrogen fuel cells or battery systems will become the primary method of powering future vehicles. Batteries and fuel cells…

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Large companies come together to launch the Hydrogen Council

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Hydrogen Council seeks to help expand the use of hydrogen fuel cells Several leading automotive, energy, and engineering firms have come together to established the “Hydrogen Council.” The council was announced alongside the World Economic Forum’s Davos Summit and aims to establish hydrogen fuel as a tool that can be used to ease the transition away from fossil-fuels toward cleaner forms of power. BMW, Shell, Total, and Toyota are among the companies that have involved themselves in the new Hydrogen Council. Companies expected to accelerate their investments in the hydrogen…

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BMW believes fuel cell technology will have a future in transportation

Fuel cells and batteries may co-exist, but hybrids may vanish Clean transportation is gaining momentum, and many automakers are beginning to show support for hydrogen fuel cells over batteries. This has created some controversy, as some companies believe that fuel cell technology is not capable of meeting consumer needs in the same way that batteries are. BMW, however, believes that both fuel cell vehicles and battery electrics will co-exist in the future, offering consumers more options when it comes to clean transportation. The vehicles that may not survive into the…

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Germany launches new subsidy to support electric vehicles

New subsidy initiative will make clean vehicles more accessible to consumers The German government is showing more support for clean transportation and aims to further encourage consumers to purchase electric vehicles of various kinds. The government has launched a new subsidy that aims to ensure that many people gain access to clean vehicles in the coming years. The subsidy is backed by more than $1 billion in funding from the German government and is expected to bring more than 1 million electric vehicles to the roadways by 2020. Funding will…

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BMW to begin focusing more heavily on hydrogen fuel cells

Automaker begins showing more support for fuel cell technology Automaker BMW is beginning to embrace clean transportation, and much of the company’s focus is being placed on hydrogen fuel cells. The automaker has been moving toward electrification for some time, but fuel cells, and not batteries, may be the automaker’s favored way to power clean vehicles. According to Harald Krueger, CEO of the BMW Group, the automaker believes that clean transportation is the future of the auto industry. Krueger suggests that using clean technology is both a duty and obligation…

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BMW is making its first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

Automaker has plans to launch its first fuel cell vehicle in the coming years German automaker BMW is preparing to launch its first vehicle equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell. The company has been showing interest in fuel cell technology for some time, experimenting with ways on how to incorporate this technology into the transportation space. By 2020, BMW expects to have the components needed to develop a fuel cell vehicle prepared and may release a fuel cell vehicle shortly thereafter. The automaker is joining several companies that have plans…

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Linde reaches new milestone with hydrogen fuel system in South Carolina

Linde technology has played a major role in a fueling station located in BMW’s South Carolina facility Linde, a leading chemical producer, has announced that it has reached a major milestone with its hydrogen fuel technology in South Carolina. The company’s technology is at work at the a BMW manufacturing facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where numerous materials handling vehicles have been equipped with fuel cells. BMW operates more than 350 forklifts to manage the facility’s production and logistics function. This represents one of the largest hydrogen-powered forklift fleets in…

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BMW has developed a new method to store hydrogen fuel

BMW could improve the range of fuel cell vehicles with its new hydrogen compression method Automaker BMW has announced a new way to compress hydrogen fuel, which could have a major impact on the range of fuel cell vehicles. These vehicles consume hydrogen in order to produce electrical power, which is their primary source of energy. Fuel cell vehicles have won praise for their high efficiency. Toyota’s fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, can travel more than 300 miles on a single tank of hydrogen fuel. Honda’s recently unveiled fuel cell…

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SCRA completes new hydrogen fuel production project

Gas-to-hydrogen project at BMW facility reaches completion SCRA, an applied research corporation, has completed a new gas-to-hydrogen project at a BMW facility located in South Carolina. The project received support from the U.S. Department of Energy and it had a focus of finding ways to economically convert landfill gases into usable hydrogen fuel. This type of hydrogen production method is becoming more popular, as it may represent an efficient way to supply the fuel to those that are making use of fuel cell energy systems. New hydrogen production methods could…

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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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Electric car sharing may be expanded by BMW in the Future

The German motor company may eventually make EV sharing more than a simple side business. Presently, BMW offers a DriveNow electric car sharing service in several cities, which includes its i3 and ActiveE electric vehicles. However, the automaker is seeking to take its services even further, and will not only work toward expanding DriveNow, but also its other infrastructure-service concepts including ChargeNow and ParkNow, reported ecomento. BMW anticipates that car sharing will boost the profile of electric vehicles (EVs). Recently, BMW opened a Centre of Urban Mobility Competence. Its goal…

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