General Motors and US Army continue work on fuel cells

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Partnership - GM and U.S. Army

GM delivers new fuel cell vehicle to the Army Automaker General Motors has delivered its new fuel cell vehicle, the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2, to the United States Army. The new vehicle will be used as part of a demonstration on the capabilities of fuel cells and how they can be used to power vehicles. One of the aspects of fuel cells that have caught the Army’s interest is that they can be operated silently. This makes them particularly useful for special operations where making noise is not ideal. Automakers continue…

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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 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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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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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 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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GM takes an aggressive step on clean transportation

Automaker has ambitious plans when it comes to changing the face of transportation General Motors recently announced that it has begun overhauling many of its operations in order to become more sustainable. This is a trend that is becoming increasingly common in the auto industry, especially as automakers begin to feel pressure from the world’s governments that are concerning with clean energy and emissions. Many governments are introducing new emissions standards that are specifically targeting transportation. This means that automakers are beginning to feel the need to produce environmentally friendly…

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GM and Honda reveal plans concerning hydrogen fuel cells

Partnership between automakers may have a major impact on fuel cells and transportation Last year, prominent automakers Honda and General Motors entered into a partnership concerning hydrogen fuel cells and their use in transportation. Both companies have a strong interest in clean transportation, with Honda boasting of its own hydrogen-powered vehicle operating in California and General Motors working to improve fuel cell technology for vehicles. The partnership between these two companies have been shrouded in mystery, to some degree, with both companies simply suggesting that they would work together to…

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Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle reaches major milestone

GM hydrogen fuel cell vehicle makes significant progress American automaker General Motors has announced that its hydrogen fuel research vehicle has reaches major milestone this week. The vehicle, called the Equinox, is meant to demonstrate the capabilities of fuel cells in the transportation sector. General Motors has been using the Equinox to gather information on the performance of fuel cells and whether these energy systems can be used as a viable replacement for conventional engines. The research vehicle is not alone in the field, of course, as several other automakers…

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New partnership could shed light on capabilities of hydrogen fuel cells

GM teams with military group to examine hydrogen fuel cell technology Leading automaker General Motors has announced that it has entered into a new research and development agreement with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center. The partnership is focused on hydrogen fuel cell technology and aims to test the fuel cells that General Motors plans to use in their new vehicles within the next five years. The automaker has a strong interest in hydrogen fuel, partly due to the emissions regulations that have been instituted in…

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Honda announces new plans for hydrogen fuel endeavors

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Honda continues focus on hydrogen fuel and transportation Japanese automaker Honda has been working to develop a hydrogen-powered vehicle for some time now. The company has a strong interest in hydrogen fuel and how it can be used in transportation. Part of this interest is backed by increasing pressure coming from the world’s governments concerning carbon emissions. These governments have been introducing regulations that are forcing automakers to produce more environmentally friendly vehicles. Honda is only one among many automakers that have turned to hydrogen fuel to comply with such…

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GM and Honda team for the sake of hydrogen fuel

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles - GM and Honda

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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General Motors throws more support behind electric vehicles

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General Motors aims to bring 500,000 electric vehicles to the road by 2017 Electric vehicles are becoming more popular in the U.S., where automakers have seen a swell in the demand for clean transportation coming from environmentally and economically conscious consumers. General Motors is one of the country’s car manufacturers that is working to have supply match demand and has announced plans to bring as many as 500,000 new electric vehicles to U.S. roads by 2017. The company’s plans do not focus solely on vehicles that use electricity and nothing…

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General Motors to move fuel cell development to Michigan

General Motors Electric Vehicles

General Motors announced shift from New York to Michigan Acclaimed automaker General Motors announced late last week that it will be moving its hydrogen fuel cell research and development program from New York to Michigan. The move is meant to consolidate the company’s efforts in the realm of hydrogen fuel cells and their use in new vehicles. General Motors has been a modest advocate for hydrogen-powered vehicles in recent months. The company has chosen to focus the majority of its effort on the development of efficient fuel cells for these…

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