Hyundai to launch new businesses based on hydrogen fuel cells

Automaker will create taxi and car-sharing services in order to expand reach of fuel cells Automaker Hyundai has plans to expand its use of hydrogen fuel cells. The company already has a vehicle equipped with a fuel cell system, but Hyundai wants to increase the reach of clean technology and renewable energy systems throughout the world of transportation. The automaker has announced plans to launch new taxi and car-sharing services in South Korea. Both of these ventures will be making use of vehicles equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. Taxi service…

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Toyota begins showing off the new Prius Prime

Automaker has a new, very promising vehicle Toyota is expressing a great deal of enthusiasm for its new Prius Prime, which is an updated version of its popular Prius vehicle. The automaker has begun to show very strong support for clean technology and how this technology can be used in transportation. For many years, Toyota’s Prius, as well as its other vehicles, have served as indicators for future products from the company. The Prius Prime may follow this trend, especially when it comes to building larger vehicles making use of…

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Hyundai may be working on a new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

Hyundai could introduce an updated model of is fuel cell vehicle in the future South Korean automaker is reportedly working on an updated model for its ix35 fuel cell vehicle. The ix35 is Hyundai’s first production vehicle equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell. The vehicle was released three years ago and has managed to find modest success among organizations interested in clean transportation. The ix35 is, however, based upon an outdated vehicle model, and those invested in the clean transportation space want an updated model that will be more competitive…

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Audi shows off its new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

Audi has unveiled its new concept car, which is equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell Audi has recently revealed its first fuel cell vehicle, called the h-tron quattro. The vehicle currently exists as a concept car, with Audi showcasing its technology and capabilities at the Detroit Auto Show. The technology behind the vehicle may be used in a future production vehicle, especially as Audi becomes more interested in clean transportation. The vehicle is equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell, which consumes hydrogen to produce electrical power. This process does not…

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Mercedes-Benz expected to unveil new hydrogen fuel cell car in 2017

Automaker is expected to showcase new fuel cell vehicle at Frankfurt Motor Show in 2017 Mercedes-Benz is expected to reveal its new hydrogen fuel vehicle at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The company has been promoting the viability of fuel cell vehicles for some time, noting that hydrogen fuel cells are able to make vehicles more environmentally friendly and efficient. Several automakers have been developing new fuel cell technology in order to make vehicles more powerful and efficient. Mercedes is among these companies that has managed to do this, showing…

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Toyota’s hydrogen fuel vehicle is finding some success in California

Automaker has delivered 22 units of the Mirai to customers in California Toyota’s new fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, is beginning to find traction among consumers in California. In the first month that the vehicle was made available, some 22 units of the Mirai have been delivered to drivers in the state, according to Toyota. Many consumers have shown interest in the Mirai because of its high efficiency, with the ability to travel more than 300 miles on a single tank of hydrogen fuel. Toyota intends to sell some 30,000…

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Toyota has a waiting list for its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in the US

Drivers are lining up for the Mirai Japanese automaker Toyota recently launched its fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, in Japan and has found resounding success. The automaker recently reported that it would increase production of the Mirai due to outstanding demand. While the vehicle has yet to launch in the United States, there is already a waiting list of those that want to purchase or lease it. This may signal a shift in the company’s focus, as deliveries of traditional gas-electric hybrids have been down this year, with consumers showing…

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Toyota delivers hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to the UK

Toyota has delivered the first 11 of its fuel cell vehicles to the UK Japanese automaker Toyota has delivered the first Mirai fuel cell vehicles to the United Kingdom. The vehicle does not officially launch until September, but 11 have been made available in a limited capacity, with business customers having to pay approximately $60,000 for the vehicle. Toyota has limited its focus to only a handful of European markets, including the United Kingdom, Germany, and Denmark. These markets have been working to establish a hydrogen fuel infrastructure that will…

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Hyundai may bring hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to Northern California

Hyundai could expand the availability of its fuel cell vehicle South Korean automaker Hyundai has plans to expand the availability of its new fuel cell vehicle, the ix35, to Northern California. The automaker sees promising opportunities in the market, despite complaints coming from those with fuel cell vehicles concerning the lack of a hydrogen fuel infrastructure. Currently, there are only three dealerships that offer the new fuel cell vehicle, all of which are in Southern California. Hyundai is now looking for additional dealer coverage that could bring the ix35 to…

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Cost of Toyota’s hydrogen fuel car could be reduced

The Mirai may become less expensive in the near future Toyota has yet to launch its new fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, worldwide, but the company may be looking to cut the price of its new car. According to Katsuhiko Hirose, project general manager for Toyota’s fuel cell development division, the automaker wants its new vehicle to compete well with its conventional counterparts. To this end, Toyota intends to make the Mirai as affordable as it can be, which will make it more accessible to consumers. Mirai will have an…

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Toyota releases performance specs for new hydrogen fuel vehicle

Toyota has released specifications for the new Mirai Performance specifications for the Toyota Mirai have been released, which may help consumers form an opinion on the forthcoming fuel cell vehicle. Toyota has been promoting the Mirai quite heavily, suggesting that the vehicle would be more efficient than other electric vehicles. The automaker had not released specifications for the vehicle, apart from estimates during its concept phase, until very recently. According to the specifications, the Mirai may be quite similar to other fuel cell vehicles, in terms of performance. Mirai will…

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BMW to unveil its first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

BMW plans to reveal its fuel cell vehicle at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show There have been rumors circulating regarding German automaker BMW and its interest in fuel cell vehicles. These rumors had suggested that the company would not been releasing a fuel cell vehicle within the foreseeable future. BMW, however, is planning to do so and intends to show off this vehicle at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show next year. During the event, the automaker will showcase its prototype fuel cell vehicle, which is equipped with hydrogen technology that…

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Toyota promotes its new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle’s ability to produce clean water

Toyota begins marketing its fuel cell vehicle ahead of 2015 launch Japanese automaker Toyota has begun heavily promoting its new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, called the Mirai. The vehicle was unveiled in November of this year, and has since generate a significant amount of hype among environmentally conscious consumers. Toyota plans to release the vehicle to the commercial market in 2015, but will have a great deal of marketing to do if the automaker wishes to find any significant success with its new vehicle. Mirai is able to produce clean…

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Hydrogen fuel car from Toyota first to hit the market in 2015

The famous Japanese automaker is making headlines with its hydrogen-powered car. Toyota’s hydrogen fuel car, currently dubbed the 2015FC (fuel cell), is the first hydrogen-powered car set to be released in the U.S., European and Japanese markets next year. Toyota Motor Corporation has had high hopes for fuel cell technology for 20 years. Developing a car that runs on hydrogen fuels is not a new concept for Toyota. For two decades, this giant car producer has faced challenges with this technology. They have struggled to make it work and have…

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

Hydrogen fuel vehicles

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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