Daimler and Renault criticize hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

Daimler and Renault CEOs criticize Toyota for its plans to release a fuel cell vehicle As hydrogen fuel cells continue to gain popularity, the auto industry is becoming somewhat divided on whether or not these energy systems are viable for clean transportation. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler, and Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault, have criticized Toyota for its plans to release a fuel cell vehicle in 2015. Both executive suggest that fuel cells are an expensive detour from conventional battery electrics, highlighting a growing rift within the auto industry concerning…

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Nissan loses hope in hydrogen fuel

Hydrogen fuel cells may not be the future of transportation, according to Nissan Hydrogen fuel has come to establish a strong foothold in the auto industry, but not all automakers are convinced that fuel cells are the future. Carlos Ghosn, CEO of the Nissan-Renault Alliance, believes that hydrogen fuel cells are nothing more than a fantasy. Other automakers have plans to release hydrogen-powered vehicles beginning in 2015, but Nissan is opting to focus on lithium-ion batteries instead, citing the high cost of fuel cells and the lack of a comprehensive…

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