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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Hexagon to develop new hydrogen tanks for fuel cell vehicles

Hydrogen Fuel Tanks for Fuel Cell Vehicles

Hexagon wins $10 million contract to develop hydrogen tanks Hexagon Composites, a Norwegian company, has announced that it has been awarded a $10 million contract from an as yet unnamed company. Per the contract, Hexagon will be producing new gas cylinders that are designed to store compressed hydrogen. These gas cylinders will then be used to power fuel cell vehicles. This will offer up yet another hydrogen storage solution for those interested in developing and launching fuel cell vehicles. Company has extensive experience with hydrogen fuel Hexagon has significant experience…

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Companies aim to expand Germany’s hydrogen infrastructure

Hydrogen Infrastructure - Shell Gas Pump

Daimler, Shell, and Linde are building two new hydrogen stations Daimler, Shell, and the Linde Group have commissioned two new hydrogen stations that will be built in Germany. The companies have been working together to develop a comprehensive hydrogen infrastructure throughout Germany and have made significant progress in this endeavor. Germany is currently home to one of the most extensive hydrogen networks in Europe and has become a very attractive home for clean vehicles, particularly those that use hydrogen to operate. New stations will  help expand Germany’s hydrogen infrastructure Daimler…

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Toyota and Tesla end clean transportation collaboration

Clean Transportation Collaboration Ended

Toyota divests from Tesla in order to focus on its own clean transportation plans Toyota has announced that it has fully divested from Tesla Motors, marking the end of the collaboration between the two companies. The Japanese company was one of the first investors into Tesla and has worked with the American company for some time. The collaboration was meant to produce new technologies that could be used to make vehicles more efficient and environmentally friendly. The technical partnership ended, however, after the production of Toyota’s 2014 RAV4 electric vehicle.…

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Ford scales back its focus on hydrogen fuel cells

Hydrogen Fuel Cells - Image of Ford Truck

Ford is slowing its plans concerning hydrogen fuel cells Many of the world’s leading automakers are placing a great deal of faith in hydrogen fuel cells, which they plan to use to power a new generation of clean vehicles. Ford, however, has announced that it will be scaling back its support of fuel cells. In 2013, the company formed an alliance with other automakers to develop new hydrogen fuel cells, planning to release a mass-market fuel cell vehicle by this year. Now, however, Ford has pushed back its plans to…

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Daimler’s interest in hydrogen fuel cells is waning

Hydrogen Fuel Cells - Support for Electrics

Automaker plans to move away from hydrogen fuel cells in favor of batteries German automaker Daimler believes that battery technology may be much more viable than hydrogen fuel cells when it comes to powering clean vehicles. Daimler believes that battery electrics already have an edge over fuel cell vehicles due to infrastructure support and their relatively lower cost. The potential of battery technology and how it can be used for the future of clean transportation is so promising that Daimler has chosen to abandon fuel cells moving forward. Batteries show…

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Canadian government provides more funding to help advance fuel cell vehicles

Fuel Cell Vehicles - Canadian Funding

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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