Hyundai has big plans for its new fuel cell vehicle

Fuel Cell Vehicles - Hyundai Car Driving on Road

Automaker plans to launch a new fuel cell vehicle by 2018 South Korean automaker Hyundai has plans to launch a new fuel cell vehicle in the near future. The company already offers such a vehicle in the form of its ix35, a utility vehicle equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell. The ix35 has been relatively successful, which has encouraged Hyundai to develop and launch a new fuel cell vehicle that it claims will be more efficient than its predecessor. The new fuel cell vehicle is expected to be launched in…

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Hyundai unveils new FE Concept equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell

FE Concept - Hyundai Logo

FE Concept is yet another step forward in Hyundai’s clean transportation efforts South Korean automaker Hyundai has unveiled a new concept car that is equipped with hydrogen fuel cell technology. Called the FE Concept, the new vehicle is yet another step in Hyundai’s efforts to improve upon previous models of fuel cell vehicles. The FE Concept is equipped with more advanced technology than previous models, which may help Hyundai better demonstrate the capabilities of fuel cell vehicles and draw yet more attention to hydrogen fuel cells and how they can…

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H2ME to bring 100 fuel cell vehicles to Europe

Fuel Cell Vehicles - Cars in France

More fuel cell vehicles are on their way to Europe Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) is planning to launch 100 new fuel cell vehicles in the United Kingdom, Germany, and France. The vehicles are part of a real-world test to determine their capabilities and examine Europe’s hydrogen infrastructure. The initiative has received backing from the European Commission and has brought together some of the largest automakers in the world. If successful, the project may help demonstrate how fuel cell vehicles can replace their conventional counterparts and cut down on transportation emissions.…

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South Korea and Japan lead the adoption of fuel cell vehicles

Fuel cell cars are gaining more popularity throughout the world The global market for fuel cell vehicles is heating up and a few countries are leading the way in the adoption of these new cars. Several countries have begun showing strong support for fuel cell vehicles, as well as other cars that produce no harmful emissions. This is being done in an effort to reduce the emissions generated within the transportation space. Currently, the countries leading the adoption of fuel cell vehicles are South Korea and Japan, with the United…

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Fuel cell vehicles set to see a boom in growth in the coming years

Fuel cells are becoming more popular in the transportation space Fuel cell vehicles will become the fastest growing segment within the transportation market by 2050, according to a new report from Information Trends. The report, titled “Global Market for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles,” shows that clean cars are becoming more popular among consumers and businesses alike. These vehicles produce no harmful emissions, but are heavily reliant on a hydrogen fuel infrastructure, which has yet to take form. Many countries are working to build a comprehensive infrastructure in order to support…

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Toyota grows more ambitious with its fuel cell cars

Automaker has big plans for fuel cell cars in the coming years Toyota has ambitious plans when it comes to clean transportation. The Japanese automaker has made significant progress in establishing a strong presence in the clean vehicle market, having broken into this sector with the successful Prius. Recently, the company launched its first fuel cell car, the Mirai. This vehicle has managed to acquire some momentum in certain markets and Toyota intends to continue pushing ahead with its clean transportation plans. The Mirai will play a major role in…

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Hyundai and DOE extend partnership to promote fuel cell vehicles

Hyundai has extended its partnership with the DOE through 2017 South Korean automaker Hyundai has announced that it is extending its agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy for its fuel cell vehicle confirmation program. The program was originally slated to end last year, but has been extended through 2017. Through the program, Hyundai provides numerous of its fuel cell vehicles, the ix35, for use by the federal agency. These vehicles are supported by the current hydrogen fuel infrastructure available in the United States. Next phase of ambitious program will…

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New fuel cell car comes to Australia thanks to Toyota

Toyota Australia has imported three Mirai units for demonstration initiative Toyota Australia has brought three new fuel cell vehicles to Australia. The company believes that hydrogen fuel cells may be an ideal replacement for conventional drivetrains, allowing the transportation sector to become more environmentally friendly. Toyota’s Mirai is the automaker’s first step into fuel cell transportation. Three of these vehicles have been brought to Australia to demonstrate how viable these cars can be and to showcase their performance. Fuel cell car produces no harmful emissions and operates on electricity Toyota…

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UK launches new fund to support the adoption of fuel cell vehicles

New fund aims to help ease the adoption of clean vehicles for fleets The United Kingdom government has launched a new fund to encourage more businesses and other organizations to embrace fuel cell vehicles. The fund is called the Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Fleet Support Scheme and is backed by an investment of more than $2.5 million from the UK government. The initiative is meant to enable businesses, police forces, fire brigades, and other groups to add fuel cell vehicles to their existing fleets. These organizations can bid for funding…

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Japan aims to bring more hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to the road

Government wants to increase the number of fuel cell vehicles available to consumers The Japanese government wants to increase the number of fuel cell vehicles on the roads by a considerable margin in the coming years in an effort to push clean transportation. Currently, Japan is home to approximately 500 vehicles that are equipped with hydrogen fuel cells, which produce no harmful emissions. These vehicles are considered more efficient than those making use of lithium-ion batteries, as they can be fueled in a matter of minutes and can travel for…

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Cost of fuel cell vehicles must come down in order for them to be successful

Cost, not infrastructure, may be the most problematic issue for fuel cell vehicles Fuel cell vehicles are coming, but their success is not guaranteed. These vehicles consume hydrogen fuel in order to operate, with their fuel cells using this hydrogen to generate electrical power. For these vehicles to be useful to consumers, they need access to a hydrogen infrastructure; something much of the world currently lacks. While lacking infrastructure may be considered one of the greatest challenges facing fuel cell vehicles, their high cost may actually prevent their overall success.…

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Global shipment of fuel cells to reach 1.5 million

Report shows that the demand for stationary fuel cell systems has grown dramatically over the past two years Navigant Research, a leading market research firm, has released a new report concerning the fuel cell market. The report shows that during 2013 and 2014, the fuel cell market saw the greatest increase in demand for stationary fuel cells that it has ever seen. The increase in demand may be due to 8the growth of distributed generation in the global energy sector. There has been a relatively rapid shift away from the…

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The Difference Between Fuel Cell Vehicles and Electric Vehicles

Clean transportation is a trend that has emerged in the auto industry that will not disappear any time soon. Much of the auto industry has taken up the call for the production of zero-emission vehicles and a new generation of these vehicles is expected to launch within the next few years. In the coming decades, it is likely that conventional, internal combustion vehicles will be replaced with electric vehicles, but whether these vehicles will be equipped with batteries or fuel cells has become a controversial issue. Most of the world’s…

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Clean Transportation is a Difficult Problem

The challenges facing clean transportation are much more complicated than which clean vehicle is best The debate surrounding the value of fuel cell vehicles and their potential in a major market has been raging for several years now. Many people believe that fuel cells are simple not viable for transportation purposes. Lithium-ion batteries are generally considered to be ideal for clean vehicles, but battery technology is not well suited for the needs of most drivers. Despite the apparent opposition from consumers, much of the auto industry has become somewhat infatuated…

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Hydrogen powered cars abundant by 2015

Hydrogen powered cars 2015

Consumers will be seeing hydrogen powered cars soon In just a few years, car manufacturers like Hyundai, Toyota, and Honda are set to make cars run on hydrogen fuel cells, otherwise known as FCEV (fuel cell electric vehicle), commonplace in the automotive industry. Moving to the mainstream The Asian Pacific region has been long pushing for and developing cars run on fuel cells powered by hydrogen. Despite heavy investments and the popularity of the idea with the public, car manufacturers have yet to successfully commercialize hydrogen-fueled vehicles. There are some…

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Kia shows more support for hydrogen powered cars

Hydrogen fuel powered cars by Kia

Kia to produce hydrogen-powered cars South Korean automaker Kia has become the latest company in the auto industry to embrace hydrogen fuel. The automaker has released a statement detailing its commitment to clean transportation. In the statement, the automaker reveals that it has been working on developing a wide range of alternative energy powertrains for its future vehicles, with a strong focus on hydrogen fuel cells. Kia will also be working to develop hybrid and electric cars that will be released in the future. Automaker has history with electric powertrains…

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