Market for fuel cell vehicles set to reach new heights in the coming years

Fuel cell vehicles may see more success in the near future The market for fuel cell vehicles is expected to grow significantly in the coming years, according to a new report from Global Market Insights, a market research company. The report predicts that the fuel cell vehicle market will reach $18 billion by 2023. Global Market Insights suggests that the growth of the market will largely be due to increasing concerns about air pollution and governments supporting clean transportation more aggressively. Fuel cell vehicles are still in short supply, however,…

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New Hyundai fuel cell vehicle to launch in early 2018

Hyundai to release a new fuel cell vehicle that will be more efficient than what it already offers South Korean automaker Hyundai has plans to launch a next generation fuel cell vehicle in early 2018. This will be the second such vehicle coming from the company, having released its first fuel cell vehicle some time ago. Hyundai Vice Chairman Yang Woong-chul believes that the vehicle will ensure that the company will be able to compete with Japanese companies that are also establishing a strong foothold in clean transportation with their…

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Researchers aim to cut down the cost of hydrogen fuel cells

Laboratories team to find a replacement for platinum in fuel cells Researchers from the Argonne National Laboratory and the Los Alamos National Laboratory have begun working together in order to develop less expensive fuel cells. The two organizations are working through the Electrocatalysis Consortium, which was formed by the Department of Energy. The initiative is meant to find alternatives to the platinum used to make fuel cell catalysts. These catalysts are required to ensure that fuel cells operate effectively, allowing electrolysis to take form within a fuel cell energy system.…

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EasyJet to begin testing hydrogen fuel cells

Airline aims to become environmentally friendly through use of hydrogen fuel cells EasyJet, a low-cost British airline, has announced plans to begin testing hydrogen fuel cells in an effort to become more environmentally friendly. The airline plans to begin testing later this year and expects that the fuel cells will allow its planes to taxi to and from runways without using any conventional fuels. In using fuel cells, the company believes that it will be able to save 50,000 tons of conventional fuel every year while also reducing the harmful…

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Amplats to help improve hydrogen fuel cells with $4 million investment

Amplats will be investing in fuel cell technology to make these energy systems less expensive Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), one of the largest platinum miners in the world, has announced that it will be investing $4 million to help reduce the overall cost of fuel cell vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with hydrogen fuel cells, which generate electrical power through the consumption of hydrogen. While these energy systems are considered efficient and a valuable solution for vehicles, they are quite expensive. This is because they make use of a significant…

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Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles may soon gain prominence in the auto industry

Electric vehicles remain dominant in the auto industry In recent years, zero emission vehicles and hybrids have become quite important for the auto industry. Several automakers have begun to develop electric vehicles in order to comply with stricter emissions regulations and play a larger role in the clean transportation space. For the most part, automakers have been focusing on conventional electric vehicles, which are powered by lithium-ion batteries. Despite this, however, more companies are beginning to focus on the development of vehicles equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. Some 340,000 electric…

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Audi highlights challenges facing hydrogen fuel cells

Audi believes that investments and infrastructure are significant challenges for the fuel cell sector German automaker Audi believes that investments and infrastructure are the two main challenges that are facing fuel cell vehicles. The company has expressed interest in these vehicles, going so far as to develop its own vehicles equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. These cars tend to be expensive due to the fact that they use fuel cells. Hydrogen fuel cells are made using a significant amount of platinum, which is one of the most expensive materials in…

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Hydrogen fuel cells to clash with batteries in transportation sector

Fuel cell vehicles may will have to compete in the coming years Fuel cell vehicles and electric vehicles may be clashing in the near future. Anglo American Platinum, the world’s largest producer of platinum, suggests that automakers making fuel cell vehicles will have to improve their efforts if they want to compete with electric vehicles. While fuel cell vehicles operate using electricity, making them electric vehicles, they are often considered to be different because of their use of hydrogen fuel cells rather than battery systems. Automakers are growing more invested…

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Will commuters pay more for a hydrogen fuel cell car than a traditional electric?

HydrogenFuelNews.com has released the results of its latest survey concerning fuel cell vehicles. The survey asked the site’s readers if they believed fuel cell vehicles would be as popular as traditional electric vehicles and whether or not they would pay more for a fuel cell vehicle than a hybrid car. The results suggests that the majority of respondents do not believe that fuel cell vehicles will become popular any time soon, but the survey also suggests that respondents would be willing to pay more for these vehicles. Fuel cell vehicles…

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Hydrogen Powered Cars Face Uphill Climb

Hydrogen Powered Cars Face Uphill Climb Your next car may be able to park itself, keep you in your own lane, and navigate its way through a traffic jam–which does sound pretty cool–but it likely will not be hydrogen-powered. Yes, the experts agree that the hydrogen-fueled vehicle will not become a major player in the automotive world before the year 2030–at the very earliest. It would seem that automobile manufacturers have another priority–keeping drivers safe–and their focus is on creating the technology necessary to make this happen. And the public…

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Will More Public Hydrogen Fueling Stations Fuel Demand For More Hydrogen Cars?

People have been talking about hydrogen fueled cars for decades. The hydrogen car has transformed from a futuristic impossibility akin to George Jetson’s space mobile, to the punch line of a joke told around the water cooler, to where it is now–a reality for an exclusive few, but impractical and unaffordable for most. Will the hydrogen car ever become a common sight in driveways across North America? A group of California politicians and some major automotive companies believe it can. And should. What is a hydrogen car? A hydrogen fuel…

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New fuel cell catalyst could make clean vehicles more affordable

Fuel Cell Catalyst make vehicles more affordable

Fuel cell catalyst cost continues to be an issue Hydrogen fuel cells continues to gain attention from parties looking to adopt some form of clean energy. Fuel cells are often chosen because of their ability to produce large amounts of electrical power. This is a feature of fuel cells that has captured the attention of the global auto industry. Many automakers are eager to replace traditional energy systems in their vehicles with hydrogen fuel cells, with some aiming for commercialization in 2014. One of the most significant challenges that these…

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Hydrogen-powered vehicles to be a $1.8 billion market in 2030

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Hydrogen-powered vehicles to pick up steam in the coming years Hydrogen-powered vehicles have become all the rage in the auto industry lately. While these vehicles have yet to win the adoration of consumers, they have certainly established a strong foothold with automakers. Indeed, most of the world’s major auto manufacturing companies are developing hydrogen-powered vehicles, many with plans to commercialize these vehicle in 2014. Though most consumers have yet to hop on the bandwagon of hydrogen transportation, Lux Research believes that the market for hydrogen-powered vehicles will be massive in…

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Challenges and benefits of hydrogen powered cars

Hydrogen Powered Cars

  Gas is an effective way to run an automobile, but along with combustion engines that run on oil based gasoline come the problems of lower mileage performance, smog and other pollutants, and the rising price of filling a tank. Hydrogen powered cars and trucks are just one option for safe, cheap and reliable transportation in the future. Not quite ready for hydrogen powered cars Idea of hydrogen gas running vehicles is not that much of a pipe dream. Useful prototypes are already working and some hydrogen powered vehicles are…

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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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Audi to build new hydrogen and natural gas production facility

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Audi reveals plans for new fuel production facility in Germany The auto industry has become enthralled with hydrogen fuel. Most of the world’s major automakers, such as Daimler, Toyota, and Hyundai, are currently developing a new generation of vehicles that are equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. These companies have plans to commercialize these vehicles beginning in 2013. Hydrogen-powered vehicles are not the only thing the auto industry is interested in, in terms of hydrogen fuel. German automaker Audi has revealed plans for a new hydrogen fuel production facility that is…

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