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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DOE awards Ford with $6 million to help improve fuel cell technology

Ford to work on improving fuel cell technology in the coming years The United States Department of Energy has awarded automaker Ford with $6 million in funding in order to support research into hydrogen fuel cell technology. Ford has held a longstanding interest in fuel cells, but has been slow to embrace these energy systems due to their expensive nature and the lack of a comprehensive hydrogen fuel infrastructure. The automaker currently has many projects concerning fuel cells underway and the Department of Energy is eager to show more support…

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Tesla is establishing a strong lead in the clean transportation market

Tesla aims to grow the clean transportation market by making its patents free for all Tesla has been sending ripples throughout the auto industry for some time. The automaker has become one of the most well known and favored names in clean transportation, but it has not been satisfied with only developing and launching electric vehicles. Last month, Tesla began accepting orders for its new Model 3, which will cost approximately $35,000. On top of that, the automaker is also offering its patents without charging a fee. Free access to…

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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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Daimler opts to wait to release its fuel cell vehicles

German automaker will wait until 2017 to debut its clean vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel Acclaimed German automaker Daimler could have had its first fuel cell vehicle ready for production by now, but the company has opted to wait until 2017 to debut its clean vehicle. In the past, Daimler fought to justify its interest in hydrogen fuel cells, as much of the rest of the auto industry had become enthralled by lithium-ion batteries. The company faced some criticism from consumers over its favor of fuel cells as well, as…

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Ford and GE come together to promote clean transportation

GE charging stations to be installed at all Ford facilities in the US Ford and General Electric have come together in order to build new electric charging stations in the U.S. These stations will be built at all Ford facilities throughout the country in order to help expand the infrastructure needed to support electric vehicles. Both companies have a strong interest in clean transportation and have helped support the expansion of this infrastructure for some time. General Electric is behind many of the electric charging stations that have been built…

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Mercedes-Benz aims to launch hydrogen fuel vehicle in 2017

Automaker has plans to launch a new hydrogen-powered vehicle in the coming years Mercedes-Benz is currently developing a vehicle that it believes will herald a new generation of clean transportation. The vehicle will be powered by hydrogen fuel and speculation suggests that it will be a new SUV. Mercedes-Benz has shown strong support for hydrogen fuel cells in recent years. The automaker helped showcase the capabilities of fuel cells in transportation during a world tour of its F-Cell prototype vehicles. These vehicles were able to travel the world, trekking their…

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Hydrogen Powered Cars Face Uphill Climb

Hydrogen Powered Cars Face Uphill Climb Your next car may be able to park itself, keep you in your own lane, and navigate its way through a traffic jam–which does sound pretty cool–but it likely will not be hydrogen-powered. Yes, the experts agree that the hydrogen-fueled vehicle will not become a major player in the automotive world before the year 2030–at the very earliest. It would seem that automobile manufacturers have another priority–keeping drivers safe–and their focus is on creating the technology necessary to make this happen. And the public…

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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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US revives loan program to support hydrogen fuel and electric vehicles

Loan program could support the development of vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells and batteries In early 2012, the U.S. Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing program was put on hold by the federal government. The move was spurred by political tensions that began causing significant turbulence for the program during the 2012 presidential campaign. The program was meant to support the development of clean transportation, focusing on conventional electric vehicles as well as those powered by hydrogen fuel. Presidential candidates had begun using the program as a political tool before the…

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Hydrogen fuel vehicle fleet reaches major milestone

Hydrogen fuel wins a major victory in the transportation sector The Clean Energy Partnership, a joint project from many of the world’s prominent automakers, has reached a major milestone with its fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles. The organization was formed to highlight the potential benefits of hydrogen fuel and its uses in transportation. To this end, the organization utilizes a fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles to display their reliability, efficiency, and performance. For the past several years, the organization has been able to show that hydrogen-powered vehicles can operate effectively and for…

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GM and Honda team for the sake of hydrogen fuel

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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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Hydrogen fuel may be the death of the electric vehicle

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 Hydrogen fuel may soon trump lithium-ion batteries The transportation and alternative energy communities have been abuzz with the recent partnership formed by Daimler, Ford, and Nissan concerning the development of hydrogen fuel cell technologies. Advocates of clean transportation are heralding the partnership as a step in the right direction for the auto industry’s focus on hydrogen fuel. Some suggest, however, that this partnership signals the approaching demise of electric vehicles, at least those powered by lithium-ion batteries. Electric vehicles continue to struggle with challenges Electric vehicles have long been plagued…

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Hydrogen fuel research may benefit from shift in auto industry

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Automakers come together to solve the problems of hydrogen fuel Last week, Ford, Daimler, and Nissan joined forces to make progress in the field of hydrogen fuel cell technology. Each of the companies has an ambitious goal in mind in terms of hydrogen transportation, but each has also been faces with challenges that threaten to derail these goals. The automakers decided to team up in order to overcome some of these challenges and introduce new standards to hydrogen fuel cell technology as a whole. This may be very good news…

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Hydrogen-powered vehicles get a powerful new advocate

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Hydrogen-powered vehicles receive strong backing from newly formed alliance A new alliance has formed within the auto industry that could herald a bright new future for hydrogen transportation. Last week, Daimler, one of the world’s largest automakers and owner of Mercedes-Benz, reached out to Ford and the Renault-Nissan Alliance. The automaker had hoped to team with these companies in order to make significant advances in fuel cell technology, thus making hydrogen-powered vehicles more viable for the commercial market. In such a short amount of time, Daimler, Ford, and Nissan have…

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