Canadian government provides more funding to help advance fuel cell vehicles

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Sustainable Development Technology Canada provides AFCC with $10 million in new funding Sustainable Development Technology Canada has announced that it will be providing British Columbia’s Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation (AFCC) with $10 million in new funding. AFCC has been working on developing fuel cells and providing support for this technology since 2008 and has even received backing from automakers Ford and Daimler. As the demand for clean vehicles rise, AFCC expects that hydrogen fuel cells will play a major role in the emerging clean transportation space. Study shows that many…

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Germany continues to develop its hydrogen fuel infrastructure

New hydrogen stations opens in Germany Germany is quickly moving to establish a nationwide hydrogen fuel infrastructure in order to secure the adoption of clean transportation. Already, 22 hydrogen stations are open to the public, many of which are located along highways. New stations are cropping up throughout the country relatively quickly, with yet another being opened to the public this week. The new station is part of the Clean Energy Partnership, which is comprised of many organizations, including automaker Daimler, Linde, and OMV Deutshland. German official offers praise for…

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Daimler to compete with Tesla with new electric vehicles

Daimler is set to bring more competition to the clean transportation market German automaker Daimler is set to compete directly with Tesla Motors after announcing ambitious plans to launch numerous electric vehicles in the near future. The automaker has plans to launch as many as nine new electric vehicles by 2024. The company has not yet outlined specific details concerning its plans, but Daimler has a history with clean vehicles. The company’s future clean vehicles will likely be updated versions of its current offerings, if not entirely new models. Tesla…

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Linde and Daimler continue work to expand Germany’s hydrogen fuel infrastructure

Linde, Daimler, and Total open new hydrogen station in Ulm Germany’s hydrogen fuel infrastructure is growing at a steady pace. Several organizations have come together to build new hydrogen stations in the country to prepare for the eventual launch of fuel cell vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with energy systems that consume hydrogen to generate electricity. When compared to conventional batteries, fuel cells are considered to have higher performance and are more efficient. The problem, however, is that lacking infrastructure support has slowed the adoption of fuel cell vehicles. More…

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Daimler set to embrace clean transportation more aggressively

Automaker announces plans to develop more clean vehicles in the coming years Automaker Daimler has revealed plans to transition toward clean transportation in the coming years. The company is growing more interested in clean vehicles. This is partly due to the economic promise that these vehicles represent. The German automaker intends to invest heavily in the development of new technology to power a series of vehicles that will produce no or very few emissions. Many of these vehicles are expected to be equipped with efficient battery systems. Company to invest…

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Mercedes-Benz is showing stronger support for hydrogen fuel cells

Automaker to begin selling a new fuel cell vehicle next year Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to begin selling a new fuel cell vehicle next year. The vehicle will be part of its GLC line and represents the automaker’s ongoing effort to promote hydrogen fuel cells as promising clean transportation solutions. The new vehicle will actually be a plug-in SUV, which will feature a battery systems than can be charged by the vehicle’s fuel cell or by being plugged into a wall socket. New vehicle could travel more than 300 miles…

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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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Daimler believes electric vehicles will beat fuel cell vehicles

Daimler is showing more support for battery technology over fuel cells German automaker Daimler believes that conventional electric vehicles, those equipped with lithium-ion batteries, will end up being the most popular clean vehicles in the world. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche believes that electric vehicles have more potential than those using hybrid technology or hydrogen fuel cells. According to the automaker, there is no proof that hydrogen will be available in an affordable manner, making fuel cell vehicles less viable than other forms of clean vehicles that are already available on…

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Daimler aims to launch a hydrogen fuel cell bus by 2018

Daimler is launching two new clean buses by 2018 German automaker Daimler has plans to launch two new buses by 2018. One of the buses will be called the Citaro E-Cell and will be powered by a conventional battery system. The other, however, is dubbed the Citaro F-Cell and will make use of a hydrogen fuel cell system. The two buses will join the others that Daimler already has on offer, which include a variety of those powered by diesel and compressed natural gas solutions. Automaker continues to show cautious…

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Daimler believes that battery electrics will win the clean transportation fight

Batteries may beat out fuel cells in the transportation space German automaker Daimler believes that clean transportation is the way of the future, but conventional electric vehicles, those equipped with lithium-ion batteries, may be the best option for consumers interested in clean vehicles. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche believes that electric vehicles are more likely to find success than those equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. While Daimler believes that fuel cell vehicles have a promising future, it may be several years before these vehicles become commercially viable. Battery technology is becoming…

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Daimler recycles electric car batteries for energy storage

Daimler AG intends to create massive power storage systems for commercial use. The German multinational automotive corporation has announced that it intends to reuse its used lithium-ion batteries from plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) to create huge energy storage systems. The first of these storage systems will not only be designed for commercial use, but will also be the world’s largest to be powered by batteries from EVs. This first storage unit will consist of 1,000 EV batteries. According to a report from Computerworld, the “2nd use battery storage…

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New hydrogen fuel station opens in Germany

Daimler, Linde, and Total open new hydrogen station in Germany A new hydrogen fuel station has opened in Germany. The station is located in Baden-Wuerttemberg and is part of a growing infrastructure that is being developed by automakers and several other companies. This particular station has been built by Daimler, Linde, and Total. The companies began working together in 2013 and this is the fifth station they have developed in Germany. The country is quickly becoming a leader in establishing a comprehensive hydrogen infrastructure, making it a popular market for…

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Toyota may be making more hydrogen fuel cars

Mirai could be the first step in a larger initiative coming from Toyota Toyota’s Mirai may be the first of many fuel cell vehicles that the automaker has plans to release in the commercial market. The chief Mirai engineer for Totota, Yoshikazu Tanaka, believes that the Mirai will spawn several other vehicles that are equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. The Mirai was recently launched in Japan and select markets in California, but has already found significant success among consumers. As such, Toyota sees a promising future in clean transportation. Automaker…

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New hydrogen fuel station opens on Germany’s autobahn

Germany aims to have 50 hydrogen stations in operation by the end of this year Germany may soon have one of the largest hydrogen fuel infrastructures in the world. According to the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, the country will have 50 hydrogen fuel stations in operation in major cities and along major roadways by the end of this year. Germany has taken one of its first steps toward achieving this goal with the opening of the first hydrogen station on the country’s autobahn. The station is located…

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New hydrogen fuel station opens in Germany

First hydrogen fuel station along the autobahn is officially opened Germany’s autobahn now has its first hydrogen fuel station. The station was developed as part of the Clean Energy Partnership, representing the efforts of automaker Daimler, Linde, and TOTAL. Germany has been working to establish a hydrogen fuel infrastructure for some time. This is an effort to create a favorable environment for fuel cell vehicles, which many automakers have plans to launch in the coming years. Such vehicles have won a considerable amount of support from the German government. Fuel…

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Mercedes-Benz sees a bright future ahead for electric vehicles

German automaker continues to push ahead with plans for clean transportation German automaker Mercedes-Benz has been pushing further into the clean transportation space in recent years. The company has been overhauling its powertrain lineup in order to produce more vehicles that comply with strict emissions regulations that are being instituted in its favorite markets. The automaker has plans to release new plug-in hybrid vehicles as well as those equipped with hydrogen fuel cells in the coming years. New hybrids are expected to come nearly two years before their hydrogen-powered counterparts….

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