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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Toyota has ambitious plans for hydrogen fuel cells

Automaker aims to sell more than 30,000 fuel cell vehicles by 2020 Japanese automaker Toyota plans to sell some 30,000 fuel cell vehicles throughout the world by 2020. The company also has ambitious plans for the future of its production vehicles, planning to eventually phase out its gasoline models over the coming decades. Toyota sees significant promise in fuel cell vehicles, partly because they produce no harmful emissions, but also because they are not lacking in performance when compared to more traditional vehicles that the automaker has made. Toyota is…

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Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles may find more traction in the commercial sector

Toyota sees great promise in the commercial space Toyota Australia believes that the commercial sector will play a major role in promoting fuel cell vehicles in the future. These vehicles have yet to see any widespread launch and may struggle to find mainstream success, but automakers have plans to launch these vehicles in the coming years in order to better comply with increasingly strict emissions regulations. Fuel cell vehicles may be able to find significant success in the commercial sector before they find support among consumers, which could have an…

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US tax incentives supporting fuel cell vehicles will expire at the end of this month

Tax incentives that aid in the adoption of clean vehicles may be expiring at the end of December Automakers developing fuel cell vehicles may soon find the United States to be a turbulent market. Numerous financial incentives that had helped support the adoption of clean vehicles, including those equipped with hydrogen fuel cells, will expire at the end of the month, unless Congress chooses to renew them. These incentives have helped lower the cost of clean vehicles for consumers, making them more attractive to those that are interested in clean…

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Hydrogen fuel cars could be important to California’s future

Prominent automobile manufactures invest in hydrogen fueled cars. According to the representatives from five major motor companies, who were recently involved in a panel discussion that took place in Torrance, California may become the testing place for hydrogen fuel cars over the next several years. Carmakers will be required to follow new regulations in California by 2025. There is a strong push for non-gas-powered vehicles in the Golden State. By the year 2025, automobile manufacturers will have to ensure that 15 percent of their total car sales come from selling…

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The Future of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars: Will They Come Down in Cost?

Incentives for Hydrogen Fuel Car Buyers Energy efficiency mandates like California’s (which requires that by 2025, at least 1.5 million new vehicles on the road produce zero emissions) are poised to change the future of vehicle production. Yet hydrogen fuel cells (HFC) are known for their high price tag, which can be off-putting to many consumers and outright cost-prohibitive to some. As new legislation continues to appear, will these cars come down in cost and become a more viable option for eco-conscious consumers? Some automakers have planned incentives to attract…

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