Kia intends to launch a new fuel cell vehicle in 2021

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Kia has confirmed plans to develop a new fuel cell vehicle, ready for release at some point in 2021 South Korean automaker Kia Motors has confirmed that it is working on developing a new vehicle equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell. The automaker has expressed interest fuel cells in the past, but has been slow to announce definitive plans to use this technology to power a new generation of cars. Now, however, Kia believes that fuel cells have reached a point where they can be very valuable transportation tools. The…

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Honda brings its fuel cell vehicle to California

Honda will be leasing its new fuel cell vehicle before the end of the year Japanese automaker Honda will be offering its latest fuel cell vehicle for lease in California by the end of the year. The automaker will bring its Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle to the state before the end of 2016, and those interested in the new vehicle will be able to lease it for approximately $369 a month. Those interested in clean transportation may find this offering very attractive, while others may continue to see fuel cells…

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EPA gives Honda’s new fuel cell vehicle an efficiency rating

Clarity wins a favorable rating from the EPA The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has provided the new Honda Clarity fuel cell vehicle with an efficiency rating. Honda already has a fuel cell vehicle on offer in California, but only to lease. The automaker has found modest success with its fuel cell vehicle and the company plans to launch a new version of the Clarity in the near future. One of the appeals of hydrogen fuel cells is their acclaimed efficiency, which is something that has been highlighted by the EPA…

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GM looks back on clean technology and forward to the future of fuel cell vehicles

Annual celebration draws attention to fuel cell vehicles The second annual Hydrogen Fuel Cell Day is approaching and General Motors is taking the opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world’s first fuel cell vehicle. Fuel cells are often considered the energy systems of the future, despite the fact that they have been around for more than a century. They have only recently become more popular, especially in the transportation field, however, due to their performance capabilities and their efficiency. Electrovan was the world’s first vehicle equipped with a…

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Hyundai delivers its fuel cell vehicle to Quebec

Automaker has delivered Quebec’s first fuel cell vehicle South Korean automaker Hyundai has delivered its first fuel cell vehicle to Quebec, Canada. The vehicle has been issued through its Canadian branch: Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. Previously, Hyundai’s ix35, a vehicle equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell, was delivered to both British Columbia and Ontario. Quebec has become the third province to receive a fuel cell vehicle from Hyundai, but it will likely not be the last. The automaker has plans to commercialize its new vehicle more aggressively in the coming…

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Nissan moves forward with plans for solid oxide fuel cell system

Automaker moves new fuel cell system into prototype vehicle Nissan is moving forward with its innovative solid oxide fuel cell technology. The Japanese automaker recently revealed this new technology and has now incorporated into a new prototype vehicle. The company has modified and existing e-NV200 van so that it can run on electrical power. This power will be produced by the solid oxide fuel cell. The fuel cell consumes bio-ethanol in order to produce power and the system removes the need to store hydrogen under high pressures. Vehicle will be…

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Honda shows off new fuel cell vehicle at G7 Summit

Honda has showcased the latest version of its Clarity model Japanese automaker Honda has put its new fuel cell vehicle on display during the Group of Seven (G7) Summit in Japan. The new vehicle is an updated version of the automaker’s existing Clarity, and is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Honda opted to showcase the vehicle at the G7 Summit in order to display the performance of fuel cells and how they can be used in the transportation sector. Honda is one of the few companies that offers vehicles…

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University of Birmingham accepts delivery of new fuel cell vehicle from Hyundai

University accounts for one of the first deliveries of fuel cell vehicles in the UK The University of Birmingham has accepted one of the first deliveries of fuel cell vehicles in the United Kingdom. These vehicles come from Hyundai, which released its ix35 fuel cell vehicle some time ago. Hyundai has established a strong foothold in the clean transportation space, making efforts to aggressively promote the capabilities of hydrogen fuel cells and how these energy systems can be used in transportation to make vehicles more environmentally friendly. New fuel cell…

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Toyota plans to launch a new version of its fuel cell vehicle in 2019

New version of the Mirai expected to be launched ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games Japanese automaker Toyota only just recently released its first fuel cell vehicle, called the Mirai, and already has plans to launch a new Mirai model ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Japan. The automaker is interested in making the new Mirai model more affordable and smaller than its predecessor, which may be more well received among consumers. Toyota plans to launch the new model in 2019 and may be launched alongside the latest version of…

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Global Fuel Cell Market In The Automotive Industry Will Grow at a CAGR of 45.27% by 2019: MarketResearchReports.Biz

MarketResearchReports.Biz has announced addition of new report “Global Fuel Cell Market In The Automotive Industry 2015-2019” to its database. About Fuel Cell Market in the Automotive Industry A fuel cell converts chemical energy into electrical energy through an electromechanical reaction. A typical fuel cell consists of two electrodes, the anode and the cathode, which react to generate electricity. While liquid electrolytes carry electrically charged elements from one electrode to another, a catalyst is required to speed up the chemical reaction inside the fuel cell. Methanol, biogas, hydrogen, natural gas, and…

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GM and US Army to test hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

GM will be working with TARDEC to test a hydrogen-powered Chevrolet Colorado General Motors has partnered with the U.S. Army to test a modified Chevrolet Colorado over the next 12 months. The vehicle will be equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) will be testing the vehicle to determine how its copes with daily military life. TARDEC believes that hydrogen fuel cells have some promise, as they are quiet and efficient, producing no harmful emissions or dangerous waste. GM…

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Honda to demonstrate new fuel cell vehicle at upcoming auto show

Honda will show off its latest fuel cell vehicle Honda is preparing to demonstrate its next generation fuel cell vehicle at the North American International Auto Show in the coming week. The automaker first unveiled the new fuel cell vehicle in Japan last year, where it received strong praise. During the unveiling in Japan, Honda also announced that it would be working with FirstElement Fuel to build new hydrogen fuel stations in California. Currently, the United States is home to 13 hydrogen fuel stations that are open to the public,…

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Hyundai may need to be more aggressive with its fuel cell vehicle

Hyundai is seeing more competition come from rival automakers in the clean transportation field South Korean automaker Hyundai is beginning to feel pressure to compete with other companies that are planning to release fuel cell vehicles in the coming year. Numerous companies in the auto industry have announced plans to commercialize a new generation of clean vehicles beginning in 2015, with several releasing hydrogen-powered vehicles that year. Hyundai will be among the first to release such a vehicle to the commercial market, but the company will have to find a…

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Toyota to release production fuel cell vehicle in January 2015

Japanese automaker announces plans to release its new fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai Toyota will be the next automaker to launch its production fuel cell vehicle in January 2015. The new vehicle, called Mirai, has been in development for several years and is equipped with Toyota’s proprietary hydrogen fuel cell technology. Toyota has been aggressively promoting the benefits that fuel cells have over traditional batteries, claiming that these energy systems could be the future of clean transportation. Several other automakers share this belief and plan to release their own in…

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Toyota could see major losses from its fuel cell vehicle

Fuel cell vehicles may represent a major financial risk for the auto industry Clean transportation has become a major focus for most of the world’s leading automakers. Several companies have begun weighing the values of conventional battery electric vehicles and those powered by hydrogen fuel. On one hand, batteries are less expensive than fuel cells as is building an infrastructure capable of supporting battery electrics. Fuel cells, however, boast of better performance and efficiency, providing a range of operation that conventional batteries cannot compete with. Where the auto industry places…

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New fuel cell vehicle to begin testing in Germany

Quant wins approval to test its new fuel cell vehicle A new fuel cell vehicle is getting ready to hit the roads in Germany. Quant has been working on a vehicle that makes use of its innovative flow-cell technology. This vehicle is called the Quant e-Sportslimousine and was first revealed at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. The vehicle promises to be more environmentally friendly than its conventional counterparts. Testing this vehicle in the real world will soon become a reality thanks to the approval the vehicle has received…

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