Honda and GM will expand collaboration on fuel cell vehicles

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles - GM and Honda

Automakers have big plans for fuel cell vehicles Automakers Honda and General Motors are preparing to expand their collaboration on fuel cell development. The two companies have been working with one another to improve these energy systems, making them more efficient and less expensive. Honda and GM have plans to launch their own fuel cell vehicles, with Honda likely to do so in the very near future. In working together, both companies have managed to make significant improvements to the fuel cell technology they are using. Collaboration could help fuel…

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GM shows off its new vehicle equipped with an innovative fuel cell system

New fuel cell system is being used in the Colorado ZH2 General Motors recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the world’s first fuel cell vehicle. The company produced this vehicle in 1966. Called the Electrovan, the car represented the first time a hydrogen fuel cell was equipped to a consumer vehicle. Since then, General Motors has accumulated more than 3 million miles worth of testing on fuel cell transportation. The automaker’s Chevrolet division has continued experimenting with hydrogen fuel cells and recently showcased its new Colorado ZH2 at the SEMA…

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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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Army and GM team to improve hydrogen fuel cells

The US Army and GM will be working together to demonstrate and improve fuel cell vehicles General Motors and the United States Army have confirmed that they will be working together on a fuel cell vehicle project. The partners are set to showcase a version of the Chevrolet Colorado that is equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell in October of this year. GM is working alongside the Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC). Together, the two organization aims to showcase the capabilities of new fuel cell technology,…

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DOE offers more funding for the advancement of fuel cell technology

Federal agency provides funding to support research and development in fuel cell technology The U.S. Department of Energy has announced more funding for the advancement of fuel cell technology. The federal agency is investing more than $13 million into the fuel cell sector. The funding is meant to ensure the advancement of new fuel cell systems, making them more efficient  and durable while also increasing their performance. The funding will also be used to research and implement new hydrogen storage solutions. Such  solutions are becoming more vital as the popularity…

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GM partners with the Navy to develop new fuel cell technology

GM will be developing fuel cells for underwater drones Automaker General Motors has teamed with the United States Navy to develop new hydrogen fuel cells that will be used to power underwater drones. The Office of Naval Research believes that fuel cells hold a great deal of promise. These energy systems generate electricity without producing harmful emissions, making them ideal for naval use. Fuel cells have also become quite popular in various sectors of the transportation space. They are being used to power a new generation of clean vehicles. Fuel…

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Honda delivers first production model of its new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

First model of FCV Clarity has been delivered in Japan The next generation of Honda’s Clarity has begun, with the automaker delivering the first model of its FCV Clarity in Japan. The vehicle has been delivered to the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry. Honda believes that the new vehicle will help establish a hydrogen society in Japan, where fuel cells are expected to become a very prominent source of electrical power in the coming years. The Japanese government has been investing heavily in fuel cell technology, as well as…

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Hydrogen fuel cells are advancing faster than GM can produce clean vehicles

GM makes note of the rapid advancement of fuel cell technology General Motors is lagging behind other automakers when it comes to launching fuel cell vehicles and this may be due to the speed at which fuel cell technology is advancing. Charlie Freese, executive director of global fuel cell activities for General Motors, notes that the company can produce a fuel cell vehicle, but it would do so with “antiquated” propulsion units. This would harm the automaker’s ability to compete with others in the growing clean transportation space. Honda is…

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Honda and GM to build new hydrogen fuel cell plant

New fuel cell plant will become a boon for Honda and GM Honda and General Motors have announced plans to work together to build a new hydrogen fuel cell plant. The two companies have been working together to improve fuel cell technology for some time. Both Honda and General Motors have plans to use hydrogen fuel cells in future vehicles, but they want to ensure that these energy systems are more efficient and less expensive before they do so. Automakers to begin mass production of fuel cells in 2025 The…

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Large businesses in the US are embracing solar energy

Study highlights the growing adoption of solar energy among large companies The adoption of solar energy is growing among large companies in the United States. A new study from the Solar Energy Industries Association shows that U.S. businesses are beginning to show favor for solar power. Notably, these companies see a great deal of economic promise in solar power, due to the increasing cost of conventional forms of energy. With solar energy costs falling, more businesses are expected to embrace this form of clean power in the coming years. Cost…

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GM is a leader user of solar energy in the auto industry

GM wins praise from Solar Energy Industries Association for its use of solar power General Motors has won praise from the Solar Energy Industries Association, which has noted that the automaker leads the auto industry in the use of solar energy. General Motors has been expanding its use of solar power, which it is beginning to use to manufacture new Chevrolet Corvettes. These vehicles will be assembled at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Kentucky, where a solar array has been installed to power the facilities operations. Solar array to…

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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 and GM seek to expand partnership on hydrogen fuel cells and driverless vehicles

Automakers could expand their partnership to focus more heavily on driverless vehicles Japanese automaker Honda will be expanding its partnership with General Motors concerning the development of driverless vehicles. The two companies are already working together to improve hydrogen fuel cell technology, hoping to make these energy systems more efficient and less expensive. The auto industry has become heavily interested in fuel cell vehicles, which produce no harmful emissions and run off hydrogen fuel. Driverless vehicles are also becoming a more important focus of the auto industry, with many automakers…

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GM and Honda are improving hydrogen fuel cells

Automaker partnership is leading to breakthroughs in fuel cell technology Two years ago, General Motors and Honda began working together on the research and development of hydrogen fuel cells in order to better understand how these energy systems can be used in clean transportation. Both automakers have made significant progress in this endeavor, finding new ways to reduce the cost of fuel cells and improve their efficiency. Fuel cells have become very prominent in the auto industry, as they can generate electricity without also producing harmful emissions. GM has begun…

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New hydrogen fuel station in Hawaii shows the power of innovation

Fueling station is equipped with fast-fill technology, making it more convenient to fuel new vehicles The Hawaii Natural Energy Institute has commissioned the development of a new hydrogen fuel station that will be built in the Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay. The new station will be equipped with “fast-fill” technology, which will allow fuel cell vehicles to be fuelled quickly. The fuel station is being developed to support new fuel cell vehicles that are being leased by the Office of Naval Research from General Motors. Fuel cell vehicles…

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Students win a spot in prestigious clean transportation program

Students from the Arizona State University will participate in DOE program Engineering students from the Arizona State University have been accepted into a program that is meant to create an energy efficient vehicle using clean fuels. The EcoCar 3 team, as t hey are called, may be building a hydrogen-powered vehicle, but this depends largely on the sponsors that will be involved in the program. Once the program begins in earnest, the team will begin releasing information concerning the type of vehicle they want to build and how this vehicle…

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